What Is RAM?

RAM, or Random Access Memory, is temporary storage that is critical to your systems performance. RAM is accessed every time you open an application, download a file, play a game or access email. It is also used every time a program, such as a virus scan, as well as email archiving is performed. RAM is used even when simply turning on and off your computer. The operating system installed on your computer uses a large amount of memory. Having enough RAM ensures your system runs smoothly; having not enough will dramatically slow it down.

Price of RAM plus small install fee of $40

The cost of RAM can vary quite a bit, usually from around $20 to over $100. The cost will depend on the type of ram currently in your computer and the amount of RAM you are looking to purchase.