RAM: How much do I need?

RAM: How much do you need?

RAM (Random Access Memory) is the storage location for active application on your computer. Before the program is loaded into RAM it resides on your computers hard drive. Loading these resources into your RAM occurs when a program is launched. All modern operating systems allow for multitasking which means that multiple programs can be opened…

AMD Ryzen CPUs: and why they are important

AMD has recently released their new Ryzen CPU series based on the Zen CPU architecture. They offer 4, 6 and 8 core variations, each core supporting 2 threads (Similar to Intel’s HyperThreading technology). Intel’s current range of mainstream CPUs are available in 2 and 4 core versions with variants having Hyperthreading enabled or disabled. Architecture…

SSD: The best upgrade for any computer

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are based on flash storage technologies that store information within silicon chips. This is in contrast to conventional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) which use a spinning platter and magnetic read and write heads attached to an arm like a record player. Due to this mechanical nature of the standard hard disk…