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Comment by Phil on Geekly Update - 19 September 2018 (September 20, 2018 02:30 AM)
I remember that song just as if it were yesterday. It almost got a group of us thrown out of a camp site in Elkton, MD in the summer of 1969. We sta...
Comment by bill c on Geekly Update - 19 September 2018 (September 19, 2018 11:31 PM)
Can't get that stupid song out of my head *BOB* Did make my laugh though....
Comment by Robert on Trouble Seeing Your Screen? Here's Help (September 19, 2018 09:32 PM)
Dollar Store reading glasses. Problem solved....
Comment by Kenneth Maltby on Geekly Update - 19 September 2018 (September 19, 2018 08:29 PM)
I have (in the past) regularly tried Microsoft's browse. I have always gone back to Google. Is Google becoming more resource/memory hungry these days...
Comment by Michael on Geekly Update - 19 September 2018 (September 19, 2018 08:23 PM)
Our web-based software works great with EVERY browser out there - except IE and Edge. I flatly refuse to support them because they seem to have taken ...
Comment by Charles J Swoboda on Geekly Update - 19 September 2018 (September 19, 2018 06:57 PM)
Bob, I've used Microsoft Edge for quite some time, until I was unable to utilize Dashlane on the browser. After I switched back to Google Chrome, my ...
Comment by Steverino on Trouble Seeing Your Screen? Here's Help (September 19, 2018 06:34 PM)
1. Thanks, Bob for all your great advice. 2. As a photographer, the moment I reset my brightness to 50 the screen got "grey." I pulled up my standard ...
Comment by bill on Geekly Update - 19 September 2018 (September 19, 2018 06:08 PM)
"Please don't say it can’t happen here." Which "it" did you mean? The hacking or actually sending them to jail?...
Comment by bill on Geekly Update - 19 September 2018 (September 19, 2018 06:06 PM)
now you guys have that song running through my head. It's been decades since I heard it....
Comment by Coco on Geekly Update - 19 September 2018 (September 19, 2018 05:56 PM)
One hit wonders. Check out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zager_and_Evans...

Memory Articles

 

Is Low Memory Slowing Down Your Computer?

Yesterday I forgot where I left my keys. Perhaps if my brain had more free memory available, I would have remembered that I set them down on the tool bench in the basement. Like your brain, a computer works better when there's plenty of memory available to execute tasks and process information. So let’s see how we can address a low-memory situation before it becomes a real problem...

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Will More Memory Speed Up Your Computer?

If your desktop or laptop 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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[SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving Out of Memory and Low Memory errors and I can't continue without restarting. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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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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HOWTO: Upgrade Memory to Boost Performance

Ask any geek how to speed up your computer and you will probably get the question, 'How much RAM do you have?' Adding more RAM memory is supposedly the panacea for sluggish performance, slow screen refreshes, thrashing hard drives, and most other symptoms of a struggling, overloaded computer. Here's what you need to know...

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Upgrade Your Memory for Better Performance

I'm often asked about how to add or upgrade a computer's RAM memory. If your computer doesn't have adequate RAM, it may be really slow when you open more than one program. If you want to upgrade your memory but you're not sure what kind to buy or where to get it, here's some practical help...

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Solving the Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving an Out of Memory error and I can't continue. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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How to Upgrade Your Memory

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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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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