RAM, the acronym for Random Access Memory, is usually in the form of integrated circuits that allows users to access data that is stored in real-time. Now the speed of your computer depends on the amount of RAM installed in your computer and how operable it is or not.
If your computer runs too slow, then the reason for this might be that you don’t have an adequate amount of RAM or the RAM installed might be corrupt.
So here are steps by which you can test your RAM, and get your computer to run optimally:
Step #1: Check the amount of RAM you have and how much is being used by clicking on ‘My Computer”, “Properties” and after that, “General”.
Step #2: Press the keys Ctrl+Alt+Delete to open Windows Task Manager and then select the Performance tab so that you can check how much RAM is being used with each program.
Step #3: Now turn off your computer, open the computer tower and find the RAM circuits located on the motherboard.
Step #4: Ensure that they are securely locked into place by removing the circuits and putting them back in place firmly.
Step #5: Power up your computer once you’ve put back everything back in place, and check if your computer runs applications and programs faster than before.
Step #6: Download a RAM diagnostics program MemTest86 or MemTest86+ or install it using a CD.
Step #7: Use this program to test your RAM, and which can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 4 hours. It depends on the amount of RAM you’re installed and how much of it might be corrupt.