Our Most Popular Managed Services

If you need help deciding what services are best for your business let us know.


 Popular Services
 (502) 212-2525



Triad IT Blog

Triad IT has been serving the Kentucky area since 1998, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Intro to Your Tech: RAM

Intro to Your Tech: RAM

This week for our Intro to Your Tech series, we’re going inside the heart of the computer. Random Access Memory, better known as RAM, is an important part of your computing experience. RAM is often cited as one of the main components listed when someone is looking to sell a computer, but what is it and what does it do?

Random Access Memory is the best-known type of computer memory. Located on the motherboard or on its own chipset that’s connected to the motherboard, RAM provides fast read and write access to a physical storage device. Your computer uses its RAM to load and send data, period. It does this because it is much faster than trying to load it directly off of a hard drive.

The speed in which it helps a user access the files exponentially improves the usability of a computer. Known as memory, RAM has nothing to do with the amount of storage space a drive has, however. It’s simply the measure of the amount of data that can pass through. As the amount of RAM grows, computing experiences move faster and more can get done. Much of the innovation in resource-intensive software is being made thanks to RAM innovations.

How It Works
When you start up a computer, the first thing it does is boot up the OS. As this process initiates, it will be stored in the system’s RAM. Since software, for the most part, isn’t that “heavy”, most times any software that is initiated by the user (or the system on startup) will be sent to RAM for easy access. When you do get “heavy” software spun up, however, and RAM starts to run out, your computer will slow. This is because the information needed to run the software will be pulled from the Hard Disk rather than the RAM.

Do You Need More RAM?
If your system (or your mobile device) is constantly slowing down, or applications are crashing, it’s likely that you are calling too many resource-intensive pieces of software for the amount of RAM on your system. Of course, there are plenty of other reasons a system could slow down, but if it runs fine until you start opening “heavy” software like web browsers, media apps, and the like, you are probably in need of another GB or two of RAM.

Now you know why the amount of RAM that your computer has is important. For more great technology information return to Triad IT’s blog regularly or give our professional technicians a call today at (502) 212-2525.

Cyberbullying is a Serious Issue Everywhere
A Brief Rundown of Unified Communications’ Benefit...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Server Management Laptop Virtualization Lead Generation Business Computing Tablet Router Data recovery Business Data PowerPoint Twitter Office Hosted Solutions Innovation Websites Computer Business Management Business Intelligence Apps Processors Security Cybercrime Spyware Managed IT Service Sports SSD e-waste disposal Dongle Networking Law Enforcement Knowledge Hybrid Cloud Environment Telecommuting Document Management Digital Mobile Security IT budget Big Data Software Browser Machine Learning Specifications Phishing Outsourced IT Excel Edge IT Support Windows 10 G Suite File Sharing Password Social Media IT Services Bandwidth Artificial Intelligence Voice over IP Mobile Devices Remote Computing Movies How To Best Practices Network Attached Storage Analytics Tactics Managing Stress Holiday Hardware Maintenance Apple Collaboration HIPAA Office 365 Communications Internet of Things Small Business Backup and Disaster Recovery Safety Productivity Wireless Charging Efficiency Business Technology Automation Chrome Managed IT services Miscellaneous Telephony Backup Tech Term Inventory Downloads Data loss WannaCry Physical Security Millennials Alert Microsoft Teams User Security IT Management Sales A.I. Virus Computers Malware Cost Management Employer-Employee Relationship Communication Smartphone Antivirus Printing Hackers Threat Government Wi-Fi Data Backup Thank You Battery Settings Conferencing Ransomware Paperless Office User Tips Gadgets Online Shopping Marketing Hard Drives Trends Database Network Security Cloud Computing Virtual Assistant Hard Drive Patch Management Internet Explorer Telecommute Passwords Ink eCommerce Company Culture RAM Cortana Blockchain Android Save Money Data Management Tip of the Week Cybersecurity Paper Data Protection Congratulations Managed IT Services Workers Server Unified Communications Technology Vulnerability Value WiFi Content Filtering BDR Streaming Media Cloud Comparison VPN Gmail Data Breach Smartphones Connectivity Microsoft Staff Spam Wireless Email Internet Google HP Facebook Tip of the week Operating System User Tip Bring Your Own Device Technology Tips VoIp iPhone Applications Privacy Saving Money Tech Terms

Newsletter Sign Up