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Applications are getting more and more resource-intensive. A few years back, people would open their mouth in awe if you mentioned that your PC or laptop had 1GB or RAM on it. But today's applications require a minimum of 1-2GB at the least for your PC or laptop to run the most basic applications. Luckily though, RAM chips are becoming cheaper than ever, here are a few tips to ensure that you make the best out of your wallet and computer at the same time.
If you are using a 32-bit version operating system, your computer will not be able to utilize more than 3.5 GB of RAM. Also, check your motherboard manual again to see the maximum amount of memory supported by your motherboard. This again can be "Googled" as usual. Most motherboards today usually support somewhere between 8 GB to 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, but there is no use of buying an 8 GB of RAM if you are going to use a 32-bit operating system.
If you own a computer that is around 5 to 7+ years old, you will need to do some research to find out about the type of RAM that your computer uses. If it's DDR2 you'll find the most affordable sticks are around 1GB each so plan your upgrade around that size if at all possible.