For a computer system to efficiently carry out its standard operations and execute various programs, it requires memory for data handling. On standard motherboards, a device known as a memory socket, memory slot, or RAM slot is provided for the insertion of computer memory. Depending on the configuration of the motherboard, there may be two to four memory slots, and the slot types present will dictate what type of RAM may be inserted. In this blog, we will discuss memory sockets and RAM more in detail, allowing you to know how to procure compatible computer hardware for your computer system.

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Random Access Memory, commonly known as RAM, is a type of computer memory that can be read and changed in any order, typically used to store dynamic data and machine code. RAM is a critical component of the computer hardware found in desktop computers, laptops, gaming consoles, smartphones, tablets, and more. In its simplest terms, RAM is the memory space electronic devices used to store the varying small pieces of information on said device. RAM is most commonly in the form of integrated circuits, a type of computer chip. Integrated circuits are a volatile chip, meaning the information stored on them is lost once the device is turned off. RAM consists of both multiplexing and demultiplexing circuitry to connect the data lines to the proper storage system for reading or writing the entry. RAM computer hardware components have multiple data lines and are considered 8-bit or 16-bit devices.

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If you like video games, you're probably like the rest of us and you can't stand to play a graphics intensive game with anything less than 75% resolution, even if you were willing to sacrifice resolution for fps (frames per second). After all, playing with low resolution means that you're missing out on a lot of details. But, what can you do? The graphics card determines how well your computer processes images, and a bad graphics card means a poor gaming experience. So, if your graphics card is outdated, it might be time for an upgrade.

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If your prized PC gaming rig has suddenly taken a nose dive it can be a pricey fix. From replacing graphics cards, fans, memory cards and imports of all kinds, the numbers can add up quick. While you can choose to DIY a new system, there are now more pre-assembled gaming pc’s than ever before, no more begging your siblings for their hand-me-downs.

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In 1987, Toshiba invented flash memory. They then began to mass-produce flash memory starting in 1991. Capacity has been increasing while innovating a more compact design. Because there were some challenges throughout the years trying to increase capacity while decreasing size of the design, almost 10 years ago Toshiba then invented the idea of a 3D flash memory stacking technology.

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