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ImDisk Creates Dynamically Resizing RAM Disks

Windows: We’ve previously looked at reasons why you might want to create a RAM disk to boost your PCs performance. ImDisk can accomplish this same task without using up more RAM than necessary.


Why Upgrading Your RAM Is No Longer A Silver Bullet [Video]

Once upon a time, upgrading your PC’s RAM was a sure-fire way to increase its performance. These days, this is not always the case; especially if you already have 4GB or memory on board. Techquickie host Linus Sebastian explains why you might be better off plumping for a solid-state drive, and how to know whether a RAM upgrade will actually speed up your PC.


RAM At The Speed Of Light?

Scientists in Singapore have created a new type of random-access memory that uses light for reading out information. The prototype RAM, which is based on ferroelectrics, boasts significantly faster write/read speeds, better longevity and low energy consumption compared to current technologies. The resultant FeRAM is being billed as a possible “universal memory” contender to displace flash.


Check Runtime Broker If You're Running Out Of RAM On Windows 8

Windows 8′s new ‘don’t-call-them-Metro’ apps use a process called Runtime Broker to manage permissions. Under normal circumstances it should use only a few megabytes of data. However, in some cases, a memory leak may cause it to balloon up to a gigabyte or more.


Know The Difference Between Good And Bad High RAM Usage

People often panic when their computer’s resources seem to be maxed out. While CPUs and hard disks may suffer from high usage, a low amount of RAM doesn’t necessarily slow down your computer .


DIY Repairs, Upgrades To Save Your Laptop: Upgrading RAM

Too many laptops are cast aside for singular broken parts, for “running too slow”, or other problems that shouldn’t require a rent-sized new purchase. All this week, we’ll detail fixes and upgrades that save otherwise functional laptops. Today, we’re installing new memory.


What Are The Rules On Mixing Two Different Types Of RAM?

Dear Lifehacker,

I’ve got some old RAM lying around that I’m looking to use. What are the rules on mixing RAM? As long as they’re the same modules (DDR, DDR2, etc), should I experience any performance issues?


Turn A USB Flash Drive Into Extra Virtual RAM

It’s not hard to turn an extra USB stick lying around that’s collecting dust into extra memory for your computer, allowing it to run speedier and manage more applications better.


Memory Fox Manages Firefox's Memory Use So You Don't Have To

Firefox with Windows only: While travelling the internet, sometimes we don’t realise how much memory our browser is hogging until it starts acting sluggish, hangs or crashes altogether. Firefox extension Memory Fox optimises your memory so you can surf without slowing down.


Understanding The Windows Pagefile

As a tech writer, I regularly cringe at all the bad tweaking advice out there, and disabling the system pagefile is often a source of contention among geeks. Let’s examine some of the pagefile myths and debunk them once and for all.