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Comment by Karena on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 22, 2017 07:25 AM)
Marie: I use KeePass - it automatically encrypts the database (I'm sure other password managers do this as well). Each website still uses a unique pa...
Comment by john silberman on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 22, 2017 01:58 AM)
More and more people are starting to keep a cheat sheet near their PC as well. That seems to make passwords less secure to me as well....
Comment by Mr. Fuji on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 22, 2017 01:50 AM)
I'm cancelling all my yahoo email accounts so I don't have to create a new password every time I log in. First they get hacked and don't know it for ...
Comment by Denis on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 22, 2017 12:29 AM)
@Robert: Many small businesses no longer accept credit cards because of the high fees. I got rid of that facility when then credit card numbers/month ...
Comment by GeordieLad on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 22, 2017 12:20 AM)
I endorse Joe's comment "Your password cannot match any of the last (insert number) passwords you used" is the most annoying" but another which annoys...
Comment by Robert Connors on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 21, 2017 10:47 PM)
CtPaul: Many debit card issuers allow you to use your debit card like a credit card. Doing so, eliminates the need to enter a PIN number at all. All y...
Comment by Paul on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 21, 2017 09:00 PM)
@mike Another tip is not to use security question answers that other people might know or are able to find out. For example if a security question is...
Comment by Lloyd Collins on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 21, 2017 08:45 PM)
I open a text document, turn my head and randomly peck out a jumble of letters and numbers, and insert a special character if they want it. Then I wri...
Comment by Kramont on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 21, 2017 08:44 PM)
One of my favorite programs -- LASTPASS. It generates PWs automatically and perfectly. I've dumped banks that require a new PW ever so many months. ...
Comment by John on Are Password Rules Making Us LESS Secure? (March 21, 2017 08:39 PM)
Even worse than your joke about what has to be included in Your password are the ones that state that your password will be changed every 60-90 days ...

Memory Articles

 

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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HOWTO: Upgrade Memory to Boost Performance

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Upgrade Your Memory for Better Performance

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Solving the Out of Memory Error

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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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