Does my computer need more memory?
Do you suspect your computer could use more memory? Here's how to tell.
Here are a few simple — but telling — signs that your computer could benefit from a memory upgrade.
- You experience poor or sub-par performance in everyday tasks. For instance, a program doesn't respond or seems to take forever to open.
- You get system notifications that say "low memory" or "out of memory".
- You are having display problems. Like when you pull up a page and it either partially loads or if refuses to load at all. Or you see a blank space where data should be.
- In some cases, the PC refuses to operate at all. When you try to open anything, the system will not respond.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, a memory upgrade may be in order.
It's easy to tell how much memory is installed on your system and how much is being used.