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Member since 26 Aug 2007
Member from Clarks Beach
good questions Davis.............. I'll be interested to see the answers as well..
Member since 24 Sep 2007
Member from Taupo
8 bits = 1 byte
1000 bytes = 1 kilobyte
1000 kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
You need the very minimum of 512 Mbs of RAM to run Windows XP
You need more to run Windows 7
The more RAM the better.
RAM is temporary memory that is used by programs to make them run.
That what you wanted to know?
Member since 06 Apr 2007
Member from Auckland
Thank you very much for that Cookybaby just one more question how do you increase the RAM?
You buy RAM, usually from a tech place. it is an electronic circuit card that is installed on the main board in the computer. It fits into the memory slots. It would be advisable to get it put in by somebody who knows what they're doing, because it has to be compatible to the motherboard.
Many thanks CB
..and that's all there is to it!!...
Member since 19 Sep 2010
Member from Napier
#47 Somewhere in the back of my mind, I thought we learnt that there was now only one space (used to be two many years ago).Of course Apple have made a statement by adding predictive texting to their iOS where 2 spaces automatically adds Full Stop and Capitalises the next letter. Thats the iPh and iPad (for those that do not have them).
Actually there are those out there that would have you believe that adding RAM is a highly skilled endeavour. Not so if you have done your homework and sourced the correct spec RAM for your machine, then adding RAM to the modern computer is a 'Piece of Cake' but the only area one needs to focus on, and that is Static Electricity. So if you are physically touching a metal portion of the computer when u remove RAM and offer up the new RAM stick then u are covered. Apple have included pictorials in their included handbooks for all computers that were new this century.Not only that uTube seems to abound with clips showing RAM being added to various model computers, so yes Senior Net bods can do it.
I have been swapping out RAM cards for a number of years now. As you say, you do need to ground yourself, or use anti-static wrist strap. I think most on here who seek technical advice may not be used to doing things inside the case, so it is good to recommend some caution.
Btw, I no longer have my Macbook, I gave it to my nephew for his schoolwork. I got myself an Asus Tablet running Android 4.4 . It's great, and does almost all my Mac did!
Member since 18 Jul 2008
Member from Porirua
Sounds like a good tablet, I am in the market for one of those.
May I ask which Asus Tablet you have?
Any suggestions from people as to which tablets are best and why?
Member since 03 Aug 2008
Member from Nelson
I'm feeling a bit thick at the moment....But can anyone tell me how to top up a pre- paid Tstick. I'm new to it and have bought a voucher but!!!!
It is a Transformer TF101 10.1 inch running Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
iPad of course is Apple. I'm not anti Apple by any means, but they are a bit restricted in that you can't run third party apps, no java, no flash for instance. Printing from them can be done, but it is a bit tricky if you don't happen to have an Airprint capable printer.
With Android you can do all those things quite easily.
Feel free to ask questions, CB
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