Do you know one of the most common reasons a computer might be running slower than expected? Bad RAM or not enough RAM. RAM (Random Access Memory) is a hardware device that allows information to be stored and retrieved on a computer. Unlike a CD or hard drive, RAM is accessed randomly instead of sequentially allowing the computer to access data fast. Most computer users will notice that their computer is in need of additional RAM when their computer is booting up. As you boot your computer up, data is sent to the memory to process instructions which can be passed along to software that you access after booting up. Each program that you open (including the browser used to access this web page) is loaded into memory while it is running. Often times, individuals will confuse the term memory with disk space. Disk storage space refers to the hardware in your computer that is capable of storing data either permanently or temporarily. Most Apple® computers are shipped with 4 to 16 GB of RAM. The lower end of that number might be too low for your personal uses. For example, users that intend to run several programs at once such as video editing software, games, and other similar programs, would require more than just 4 GB of RAM. If your computer has been running slow, booting programs at a snail's pace, or taking a long time to open documents - you probably need additional RAM. The trained technicians at Experimac Tallahassee can run a diagnostic test on your Mac computer to locate any failures that your machine may have encountered. By running this diagnostic, Experimac's team can determine what the issue is and if it is RAM, make suggestions on what amount may meet your needs. Unfortunately, once a computer reaches a certain age, the Apple store will no longer service it, making it impossible to upgrade the computer. Experimac Tallahassee is proud to offer RAM upgrades to all Mac computer users. Bring your slow moving Apple computer into Experimac Tallahassee today! We look forward to bringing your Mac computer back to life with new RAM.