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Random Access Memory (RAM) is one of the most important components in a desktop or laptop PC. More desktop memory means faster processing speeds, which means faster loading times, improved 3D rendering and smoother operation while running multiple programs. Better memory, and more of it, enables you to run more programs, and at better quality. Desktop and laptop memory cards are not interchangeable, so be sure that you buy components that are compatible with your device type. Different motherboards and systems also use different standards, such as DDR4 or DDR3 RAM.
Before buying any memory cards, determine your system capabilities. Check the RAM type, and determine the maximum clock speed allowed by a specific PC system. If your PC only supports 2,666MHz, there is no point in paying the extra cost for 3,600MHz. Mixing speeds doesn't work either, because the computer system will only run memory at the lowest available speed. If you want to improve the clock speed, you will have to upgrade all existing memory modules. Motherboards also have a maximum amount of RAM that they can support, as well as a specific number of slots. If you've already maxed out your desktop memory slots, you can either increase the memory capacity or consider upgrading to a new system. Choose the latest possible version of DDR RAM, dependent on your motherboard capabilities, to enjoy the best performance. DDR RAM was once the standard for desktop and laptop memory, but it has been supplanted by new iterations, with each version offering reduced voltage.
You can benefit from additional and improved laptop memory if you play recent game titles. 3D rendering is memory intensive, and while some systems have dedicated Graphics Processing Units (GPUs), others rely on integrated graphics. An integrated graphics card uses the same RAM as the rest of your operating system and software, placing it under a higher load. If you regularly play the latest launches or play online, upgrading your system to at least a game's recommended requirements could have an impact on the gaming experience.
Servers need to run continuously without shutting down, and as a result, they require more robust components. Error Correcting Code (ECC) server memory includes software that corrects code errors that might occur. It compares the current version of data to an encrypted version of the code and corrects any anomalies, ensuring that the server and connected devices continue to run smoothly. When buying server memory, you still need to make sure that you buy memory cards that are compatible with your hardware. Very few servers use unbuffered memory, but it is still available. You should consider the number of users, the functions of the server, and the software and hardware you are using when upgrading server memory.