RAM

What is RAM?
Random Access Memory or RAM is a type of computer memory or storage. RAM is a piece of hardware within your computer that temporarily stores and retrieves data. It is also referred to as main memory, primary memory, primary storage or internal memory.
Essentially, RAM is your computer’s short term memory. It stores all of the data that your laptop or computer is currently using so that you can access programs and multitask without any delays.

What’s the difference between RAM and a hard drive?
RAM is short term memory and only holds information temporarily. Once you have switched your device off, all of the data stored within the RAM will be lost. On the other hand, a hard drive is the long term or permanent memory within your computer or laptop. It retains all information even when powered off.

Why is RAM so important?
RAM is important because it can impact the performance and day to day operation of your device. Acting as short term memory, RAM allows you to open multiple programmes that require greater processing power without impacting on the performance of your machine. When higher capacity RAM with a faster speed is installed within your device, the quicker your computer will run and accomplish tasks.

How much RAM do you need?
RAM is commonly available in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB options. 4GB of RAM is typically found in entry level laptops and notebooks, while a system with 32GB of integrated RAM will be suitable for a computer or laptop required for complex photo and video editing, compositing and simulation. If you want to play games, 16GB of RAM is recommended to prevent the game from lagging or freezing.

What is DDR3 and DDR4?
DDR is a type of memory. DDR stands for Double Data Rate, and the number represents what type it is; type 3 or type 4. DDR3 RAM has been in use since 2007, while DDR4 was introduced in 2014. DDR3 provides a higher speed that previous iterations (DDR2 and DDR) and is still commonly available. DDR4 RAM is usually more expensive than DDR3 RAM, but has a higher speed and efficiency. DDR4 RAM uses less voltage but greater transfer rates than DDR3 RAM.

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RS Stock No. 774-3155
Mfr. Part No.CT51264BF160B
BrandCrucial
$90.90
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Laptop 4 GB 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM PC3-12800 204 1.35V 11
RS Stock No. 804-7713
Mfr. Part No.KVR16N11/8
BrandKingston
$158.90
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Desktop 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.5V 11
RS Stock No. 798-9593
Mfr. Part No.TS128MLQ64V8J
BrandTranscend
$101.35
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Desktop 1 GB 800MHz DDR2 DIMM PC2-6400 240 1.8V 5
RS Stock No. 774-3082
Mfr. Part No.CT2KIT25664AA800
BrandCrucial
$181.23
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Desktop 2 x 2 GB 800MHz DDR2 DIMM PC2-6400 240 1.8V 6
RS Stock No. 804-7701
Mfr. Part No.KVR16LN11/4
BrandKingston
$118.92
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Desktop 4 GB 1600MHz DDR3L DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.35 V, 1.5 V 11
RS Stock No. 124-2611
Mfr. Part No.CT8G3ERSLD4160B
BrandCrucial
$316.57
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Server 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3L RDIMM PC3-12800 240 1.35V 11
RS Stock No. 774-3076
Mfr. Part No.CT25664AA800
BrandCrucial
$90.62
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Desktop 2 GB 800MHz DDR2 DIMM PC2-6400 240 1.8V 6
RS Stock No. 774-3145
Mfr. Part No.CT25664BF1339
BrandCrucial
$58.71
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Laptop 2 GB 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMM PC3-10600 204 1.35V 9
RS Stock No. 804-7754
Mfr. Part No.KVR16S11/8
BrandKingston
$204.55
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Laptop 8 GB 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM PC3-12800 204 1.5V 11
RS Stock No. 774-3063
Mfr. Part No.CT12864Z335
BrandCrucial
$85.25
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Desktop 1 GB 333MHz DDR DIMM PC-2700 184 2.5V 2.5
RS Stock No. 798-9641
Mfr. Part No.TS256MSQ64V8U
BrandTranscend
$89.83
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Laptop 2 GB 800MHz DDR2 SODIMM PC2-6400 200 1.8V 6
RS Stock No. 804-7745
Mfr. Part No.KVR1333D3S9/8G
BrandKingston
$264.66
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Laptop 8 GB 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMM PC3-10600 204 1.5V 9
RS Stock No. 774-3098
Mfr. Part No.CT2KIT25664AC800
BrandCrucial
$181.23
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Laptop 2 x 2 GB 800MHz DDR2 SODIMM PC2-6400 200 1.8V 6
RS Stock No. 124-2613
Mfr. Part No.CT4G4RFS8213
BrandCrucial
$144.24
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Server 4 GB 2133MHz DDR4 RDIMM PC4-17000 288 1.2V 15
RS Stock No. 774-3072
Mfr. Part No.CT12864AA800
BrandCrucial
$39.31
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Desktop 1 GB 800MHz DDR2 DIMM PC2-6400 240 1.8V 6
RS Stock No. 774-3091
Mfr. Part No.CT25664BA160B
BrandCrucial
$48.66
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Desktop 2 GB 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.5V 11
RS Stock No. 774-3079
Mfr. Part No.CT25664AA667
BrandCrucial
$90.62
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Desktop 2 GB 667MHz DDR2 DIMM PC2-5300 240 1.8V 5
RS Stock No. 798-9648
Mfr. Part No.TS64MLQ64V8J
BrandTranscend
$49.78
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Desktop 512 MB 800MHz DDR2 DIMM PC2-6400 240 1.8V 5
RS Stock No. 774-3057
Mfr. Part No.CT6464Z40B
BrandCrucial
$57.54
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Desktop 512 MB 400MHz DDR DIMM PC-3200 184 2.6V 3
RS Stock No. 774-3111
Mfr. Part No.CT25664AC800
BrandCrucial
$90.62
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Laptop 2 GB 800MHz DDR SODIMM PC2-6400 200 1.8V 6
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