Complete guide to optimising PC memory


"You might think that modern PCs have more than enough memory. Even budget systems come with at least 2GB, and you can add 2GB more from as little as £20. 4GB of RAM should be enough for everyone, right?

Well, maybe not. Windows Vista needs 2GB to run properly, and large apps can swallow up a gigabyte more with ease. You can very quickly find that your 2GB system is grinding to a halt. Installing another 2GB may not make much difference. Very few 32-bit systems are able to access the full 4GB of memory – some can use less than 3GB. And upgrading to 64-bit Windows doesn't always help."

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