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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Welcome to my blog. My name is Helen. During the 10 years I have worked in offices, I have seen my bosses approach technology from a range of angles. In some cases, they optimised their team's relationship with technology, and as a result, there was less downtime, more creativity and a better overall use of tech. In other cases, the employers missed the mark a bit, and the business suffered. For example, they failed to train employees how to use certain aspects of technology. In this blog, I am going to explain positive and useful business approaches to technology. I want to write about training, optimising and understanding its role in your business. I may write some posts for individuals as well. I hope you like my blogs, and thanks for reading!

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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

How to Tell When Your Computer Is Low on RAM

by Evelyn Foster

RAM refers to random-access memory. It comes as a small physical component of your personal computer. Its purpose is to store data over a temporary period, making it the working memory of your computer that enables you to manoeuvre and carry out tasks hastily. When a computer has enough RAM, it means that there is enough space to store information temporarily so that you can access it within the shortest possible period. Having inadequate RAM has a significant effect on the overall performance of your machine. Here are some of the symptoms of a computer with malfunctioning RAM:

Random System Crashes

Unexpected systems crashes and shutdowns are a popular sign of bad computer RAM. Look out for random warning messages stating that the computer ran into a system failure or shutdown and it needs a few minutes to collect error information. Even though such messages may point to a big fault within the computer's operating system, they are also an indication that your computer's RAM is too small to keep up with the operational sequences.

Damaged Data Files

Virus and malware are the obvious culprits when it comes to corrupting the files on your computer. Luckily, you can deal with them using quality antivirus and malware protection software. So, what causes a user to end up with corrupt files on his or her computer despite having quality antivirus? The answer lies in the random-access memory. A malfunctioning or inadequate RAM occasionally fails to save and store files in the required form. Such files will be corrupt, and you cannot use them the next time you use the machine.

Declining Performance

Declining performance of your computer is another indication that it is running low on RAM. In most cases, you will notice that the computer runs fast and efficiently when you power it for the first time. However, the speed reduces over time as you store more files and run multiple software over time. You will notice a significant buffering period required to open and run memory intensive software such as web browsers, videos, and photo editing applications.

The Video Card Doesn't Load

The video card is memory-intensive hardware that requires a huge chunk of RAM to reboot whenever you start the computer. Most computers often beep or blink every time the video card loads correctly. If you don't hear the designated beep or see a blinking light when restarting your computer, then your RAM is malfunctioning.

When you notice any of these signs, seek the help of a professional computer service to help you upgrade or replace your RAM. It should get the machine back on its feet.