Memory / CPU
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Secondary Vs. Primary Memory
- Information that needs to be saved after your system is switched off (e.g. software programmes and data files), is kept in high-capacity (but slow access) ‘secondary memory’, often called just ‘storage’ (e.g. HDDs, SSDs)
- Information that is only needed whilst your system is actually in use is kept in low-capacity (but rapid access) ‘primary memory’, often called just ‘memory’
Volatile Primary Memory (Random Access Memory)
- RAM is effectively your workspace - it is where information that is being actively used is temporarily stored (it is lost again when the system shuts down)
- If there is insufficient RAM available (e.g. if too many applications are running at once), the computer uses additional ‘storage’ (e.g. from the hard-disk drive) – this is then known as ‘virtual’ memory
- Running applications from virtual memory can affect performance, because the CPU can only process data as quickly as the virtual memory will allow
- In this case, installing more RAM means more available workspace, so that the system is running on as little virtual memory as possible (and preferably none)
- This in turn allows the CPU to operate at maximum efficiency, so that the computer is more responsive, especially when multi-tasking across several applications and / or handling data-intensive programs
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
- The CPU is effectively the “go-between” that enables the computer to transfer data from storage to RAM in order to use it
- The CPU also controls what you are able to do with the information in RAM
- The more powerful your processor is, the faster you will be able to load and run programmes, and switch between programmes, browser windows etc.
- If there is already sufficient RAM, adding more RAM will not speed up the system, as it is already operating to the maximum potential of the CPU
- It is at this point that a processor upgrade might be considered to further enhance performance
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