Love Your Computer Again

Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I think immediately of chocolate. Chocolate just makes me happy. I recently read that Scientists at Harvard University examined coco (the foundation of chocolate) and found it does seem to boost your heart health. Heart benefits were: increased blood flow, less platelet stickiness and clotting, and improved bad cholesterol. One research pointed out that chocolate may help boost your memory, attention span, reaction time, and problem solving skills by increasing blood flow to the brain. If you are a regular Computer Medic reader, you know that I have to relate all things to technology.

In this case, I was thinking about how RAM (Random Access Memory) is to computers like chocolate is to the heart, as mentioned above.

To put this into simple terms, your computer starts out with a certain amount of memory space. Every time you add a program or apply something to your computer, a little bit of the memory gets used up. After months and years of repeated use, the computer simply has to work harder and slows down while trying to find more space to hold another favorite article, song, picture, game, etc. Eventually, you will wonder why the performance of your computer is SO slow and why it has betrayed you after such a long relationship. In reality, it isn’t your computers lack of love. It is a lack of memory.

In most cases, a good clean up and a memory upgrade can do wonders to bring your old reliable P.C.’s performance back to the speed that you once had. . . maybe even better than you remember. It will in fact boost your memory, increase reaction time and problem solving skills. RAM could possibly make you fall in love with your old PC again.

As there are many types of chocolates on the market, the same holds true in RAM. Although you may enjoy many different selections, your computer only likes one. Be careful in making your choice. If you are in doubt or need to know the perfect fit, contact an IT Professional today.

(For a free consultation call 318-402-8842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Paul dePingre’ is the owner of Computer Medic, servicing Shreveport and Bossier City. He is a certified Microsoft (MCSE) and Cisco (CCNA) professional with Federal background check clearance. Paul also holds an all access Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (TLETS) clearance. With over 10 years in IT Management, Paul has a very broad working knowledge of the ever changing field of IT. His background includes Manufacturing, Healthcare and City IT Management.