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Chapter 36. Upgrading Your PC's Memory > Memory Is Like Money—More Is Better

Memory Is Like Money—More Is Better

Adding more memory actually improves performance. Adding more memory enables you to run more programs faster, open more files, and perform more tasks simultaneously.

Your PC uses memory as a temporary storage area for your microprocessor to perform calculations, store data, and store programs you want to run. Anything stored in memory, or RAM as it is called, remains there only as long as the power to your PC remains on, which is why RAM is also referred to a volatile memory.


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