RAM ( Random Access Memory) , the CPU ( central processing unit ) and the hard drive – much prefer a solid state drive are the integral parts of having a computer running quickly and efficiently. Windows should now have a minimum of 8GB of RAM to run efficiently with multiple programs running and for a smooth experience – 16GB of RAM Macs again 8GB of RAM is a minimum If you are upgrading a computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 make sure it has again at least 8GB of RAMContinue Reading
This week I discussed many things on radio – Macbook Pro thoughts , malware from routers ( say it isn’t so ) , email issues , Amazon Prime , Jeremy Clarkson , listeners calls , iPad issues , genius mention and the cricket.Continue Reading
Apple this morning made some announcements: The first was on an update to Apple TV which currently will not be available in in Australia (surprise , surprise ). The next was on the MacBook Pro Apples premium laptop line. New MacBook Pro laptops are coming and Apple have again been controversial by removing the FN key from the keyboard because now they have the Touch Bar. The new Touch Bar will allow Touch ID so you can login with your fingerprint Touch Bar replaces the standard system functions we’re used to it, such as setting , brightness , volume with a slide or tap. The Touch Bar adapts to whatever software you’re using such as your browser , photos , videos ( including editing ) and responds to gestures , taps as it is multi touch. The new MacBook Pro comes in 13 inch and 15 inch sizes and are… Read MoreContinue Reading
I have now been using the Macbook Pro 13″ Retina laptop for a week now and can say that it is the best laptop I have seen or used. I was after a laptop that was small and thin and had been using a 13″ Macbook Air for the past 18 months but needed something with more grunt and was after a better screen that would be easier on my eyes. The Macbook Pro delivers on all fronts. The Macbook Pro does not have a DVD drive so it is surprisingly light , heavier than the Macbook Air but not that much and the speed , 2.5 ghz Intel Core i5 with 8GB 1600 mhz DDR3 Ram makes it a far quicker machine. However it is the screen that makes it a joy to use , the retina screen is quite extraordinary with no discernment between pixels not noticeable. Photos look… Read MoreContinue Reading
Windows should now have a minimum of 2GB of ram to run efficiently with multiple programs running but you will notice a difference installing 4GB of ram.
Windows 32bit systems ,which most will be on unless you have bought a new machine recently where Windows 64bit is getting more common place now will only use 3GB of ram.
Windows 64bit systems recognise and use RAM from 3GB and up.
So why do i say install 4GB of Ram ?
RAM comes in pairs and the best way to buy is in 2 GB sticks hence the 4GB even though remember Windows 32bit will only recognise the 3GB
The real performance boost I notice is when a Windows XP machine goes from 512MB of ram to 2 GB of ram or in a Vista machine when installing the 4GB.
Windows 7 runs exceptionally well with the 4GB of RAM.
For the extra money , $150 on average it will make all the difference.
The same applies for Mac's with most sold with a minimum of 2GB installed but Macbook Pro's run well with at least 4GB in them.( Check your model if you have an earlier Macbook Pro as earlier models do not except more than 2GB of RAM )Continue Reading