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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Description Price Desktop/Laptop Capacity Industrial Speed Memory Class Memory Socket Module Type Pins Voltage CAS Latency
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RS Stock No. 201-6598
Mfr. Part No.CT25664BF160B
BrandCrucial
$44.47
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Laptop 2 GB No 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM - - 1.35, 1.5 V -
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RS Stock No. 201-6636
Mfr. Part No.CT4G3S1339M
BrandCrucial
$100.44
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Laptop 4 GB No 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMM - - 1.35, 1.5 V -
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RS Stock No. 201-6647
Mfr. Part No.CT2K51264BF186DJ
BrandCrucial
$154.66
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Laptop 8 GB No 1866MHz DDR3 SODIMM - - 1.35, 1.5 V -
RS Stock No. 785-8077
Mfr. Part No.MY08TFPSY-RA000-D
$245.23
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Desktop, Laptop 8 GB - - - - - 10 5V -
RS Stock No. 774-3091
Mfr. Part No.CT25664BA160B
BrandCrucial
$49.86
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Desktop 2 GB - 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.5V 11
RS Stock No. 798-9613
Mfr. Part No.TS1GLK64V3H
BrandTranscend
$507.50
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Desktop 8 GB - 1333MHz DDR3 DIMM PC3-10600 240 1.5V 9
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RS Stock No. 201-6629
Mfr. Part No.CT16G4S266M
BrandCrucial
$232.57
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Laptop 16 GB No 2666MHz DDR4 SODIMM - - 1.2V -
RS Stock No. 774-3079
Mfr. Part No.CT25664AA667
BrandCrucial
$90.63
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Desktop 2 GB - 667MHz DDR2 DIMM PC2-5300 240 1.8V 5
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RS Stock No. 201-6607
Mfr. Part No.CT2K4G4SFS8266
BrandCrucial
$128.15
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Laptop 8 GB No 2666MHz DDR4 SODIMM - - 1.2V -
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RS Stock No. 201-6639
Mfr. Part No.CT25664BF160BJ
BrandCrucial
$44.47
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Laptop 2 GB No 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM - - 1.35, 1.5 V -
RS Stock No. 804-7754
Mfr. Part No.KVR16S11/8
BrandKingston
$209.52
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Laptop 8 GB - 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM PC3-12800 204 1.5V 11
New
RS Stock No. 201-6627
Mfr. Part No.CT8G3S1339M
BrandCrucial
$152.34
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Laptop 8 GB No 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMM - - 1.35, 1.5 V -
RS Stock No. 804-7701
Mfr. Part No.KVR16LN11/4
BrandKingston
$95.79
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Desktop 4 GB - 1600MHz DDR3L DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.35 V, 1.5 V 11
New
RS Stock No. 201-6650
Mfr. Part No.CT2KIT25664BF160BJ
BrandCrucial
$88.91
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Laptop 4 GB No 1600MHz DDR3 SODIMM - - 1.35, 1.5 V -
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RS Stock No. 203-0118
Mfr. Part No.LJDS47-32GABBK
BrandLexar
$23.13
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Desktop 16 GB Yes 2666MHzMHz - SODIMM - - 1.2V -
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RS Stock No. 201-6597
Mfr. Part No.CT4G4SFS8266
BrandCrucial
$64.09
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Laptop 4 GB No 2666MHz DDR4 SODIMM - - 1.2V -
New
RS Stock No. 201-6646
Mfr. Part No.CT2K51264BD160B
BrandCrucial
$176.60
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Desktop 8 GB No 1600MHz DDR3 UDIMM - - 1.35, 1.5 V -
New
RS Stock No. 201-6624
Mfr. Part No.CT8G4S24AM
BrandCrucial
$126.99
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Laptop 8 GB No 2400MHz DDR4 SODIMM - - 1.2V -
New
RS Stock No. 201-6596
Mfr. Part No.CT51264BD160BJ
BrandCrucial
$88.30
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Desktop 4 GB No 1600MHz DDR3 UDIMM - - 1.35, 1.5 V -
RS Stock No. 804-7717
Mfr. Part No.KVR16LN11/8
BrandKingston
$210.48
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Desktop 8 GB - 1600MHz DDR3L DIMM PC3-12800 240 1.35 V, 1.5 V 11
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