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Comment by Clairvaux on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 25, 2017 07:40 AM)
Yes, but : how do you position them ? If they are centered relative to your line of sight, you're now staring right at two nice vertical bars of black...
Comment by Mark Roy on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 25, 2017 05:59 AM)
Why stop at two monitors!! I have a three monitor setup using Plugable Technologies USB adapters. With their products you can build a system with up t...
Comment by PgmrDude on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 25, 2017 05:18 AM)
Correction paragraph 2: "When they finally died (with two days of each other)", should be, "When they finally died (withIN two days of each other)". -...
Comment by BobD on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 25, 2017 02:00 AM)
When I worked for DEC in the 80/90's, I asked about getting two monitors. I was met with an odd combination of denigration and resentment. Where is ...
Comment by RandiO on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 24, 2017 10:35 PM)
@Steve >> You mean to say OSX and Win10 side-by-side get along well w.o bickering?? I am currently running two Acer 27" WQHD monitors that are being ...
Comment by Steve on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 24, 2017 10:09 PM)
I have an iMac and need to run Windows from time to time. Thus OSX on one screen and Win 10 on the other!...
Comment by Ron Beckett on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 24, 2017 09:17 PM)
I tried it for a while but found it annoying. I went back to one screen....
Comment by Michael L. McQuown on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 24, 2017 08:40 PM)
You say nothing about using dual monitors with Linux systems. ...
Comment by John T on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 24, 2017 07:58 PM)
Have had dual monitors for a few years now! I run the extended desktop setup. My desktop PC has 1 each VGA, DVI, & HDMI connections but the motherboar...
Comment by MmeMoxie on Dual Monitors: Good Reasons to Upgrade (February 24, 2017 07:49 PM)
Since I don't work anymore and only use my Desktop PC, I really don't need 2 monitors. I will admit 2 monitors looks really kewl. }:O) I do understan...

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Do You Need More Memory?

If your desktop PC seems sluggish, the problem may be too little RAM (Random Access Memory). But “add more RAM” is not the solution to every case of poor performance, and buying more RAM than you need or can use is just a waste of money. Read on to learn the ins and outs of RAM and how much RAM is the “sweet spot” is for most computers...

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How to Upgrade Your Memory

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How to Fix 'Low Virtual Memory' Errors

Recently I installed a game on a friend's computer and when we tried playing it, we got a message saying 'Your system is low on virtual memory.' Does that mean I need to buy more memory, or could it be a software error? Can you please help us fix this problem?

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Do I Need a Memory Optimizer?

My system seems to be getting bogged down lately, especially when I have more than one program open. And the other day I got a 'low virtual memory' warning. I've been looking into memory optimizers for Windows, but there are widely varying views as to how effective they really are. What is your opinion?

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What Kind Of Memory Do I Need?

My computer only has 1GB of RAM, and is really slow when I open more than one program. I want to upgrade my RAM to 4GB, but I'm not sure what kind to buy or where to get it. Can you help?

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How Much Memory Do I Need?

Whether you are buying a new computer or upgrading an existing one, memory or RAM is an important consideration. Buy too little memory and your entire system will be slowed down, overworked, and some programs may not run at all. Buy too much memory and you're wasting money. To determine how much memory you need, let's look at the hardware and software you have (or plan to buy) and how you intend to use it...

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Memory Upgrade

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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Virtual Memory

What's the difference between virtual memory and real memory? And how can I add more virtual memory to my computer?

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Vista ReadyBoost

What exactly does ReadyBoost do? Is it the same as adding RAM, or is it more like a disk cache? I've read varying reports as to whether or not it really boosts performance on Vista or Windows 7. What do you know about ReadyBoost?

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Adding Memory

If your computer seems to stagger under the burden of your commands, responding slowly, freezing or timing you out; if working at your system feels like bicycling uphill, consider adding extra memory. Adding memory to your computer isn't so hard -- here's a step-by-step guide to figuring out if you need more RAM, learning what kind to buy and installing it yourself...

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