A small informational poster about RAM


RAM stands for Random-Access Memory. It is what it sounds like. It is the memory inside your Mac or PC that works with your Hard Disk Drives (HDD)/Solid State Drives (SSD), and Processors.

How is it different from CD's and such alike?

Random-Access Memory is different from other types of memory. In CD's and such, there is a pre-determined order (Steps of operation). With RAM, you can access any application within seconds, and your computer will decide its order of operations using the HDD (or SSD), the Processor, and the RAM.

Why do i need RAM?

RAM = Speed. The more RAM you have, the faster your computer runs. No, it wont make your internet faster, but it will affect the speed you can run applications and how quickly you can start them up. A word of advice, there is a certain amount of RAM your Mac or PC can have. If you put too much RAM into your system (an amount of RAM which the system cant handle), then it wont make your Mac or PC run faster; In fact, it will be slower. In the end, it'll seem like you still have the original amount of RAM, or you have less or no RAM at all!