November 01, 2010
Guide to upgrading your PC memory

Today the requirements that PCs have to meet are constantly changing and increasing. A PC that may have been good a year ago may no longer be adequate. Luckily there is an affordable and simple way to improve performance, upgrading your memory with Data Memory Systems.

Whether it is a new operating system, a demanding application or game, new software constantly increases the benchmark of how quick a PC should be. The easiest and cheapest way to bring a PC in line with these new requirements is to upgrade your PC Memory. Though perhaps the easiest upgrade to execute, upgrading the RAM of a computer can still be a daunting task for some, so follow these few simple steps to ensure any upgrade is smooth and successful:

1. Determine how much memory needed: For modern PCs 2GB of memory is now the required minimum, where 4GB is seen as optimal. For those who run extremely intensive applications you may well want to run 4GB+ of memory.

2. Determine the type of memory needed: DDR2 and DDR3 are the two most common types of memory, though both are high performance, the standard is now moving towards DDR3. In addition to the type needed there are also varying speeds, for example DDR3 1600mhz or DDR3 1333mhz. Data Memory Systems allows you to choose memory based on your exact PC model, ensuring you always pick compatible memory.

3. How much memory can your PC support: Even after identifying the right type of memory it is important to determine if your PC has room for expansion. PC's have a limited amount of slots of extra memory, for example 4 slots, and if your PC already has all 4 slots filled then you will have to replace existing memory if you wish to upgrade. Also PCs are limited by the amount of memory they can handle, so if your PC is limited to 4GB of memory and already has 4GB installed you cannot upgrade further.

If you feel your computer needs a performance increase, a memory upgrade from Data Memory Systems is the perfect answer. To browse their range of memory and for upgrade advice visit

About Data Memory Systems: The Data Memory Systems' team wants to provide the best possible quality PC memory and Apple memory at the lowest prices. They offer great service and value for your money. Whether you have a Dell, HP, Sony, IBM or Apple Mac system, they have the compatible memory for your device.

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