Ten Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Laptop - Slide 10

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Virtual memory allows users to use their hard-disk drives (HDD) to run more concurrent applications than they would otherwise have the random access memory (RAM) for. The downside, though, is that the access speed of your typical HDD is magnitudes slower than that of RAM. With newer laptops appearing on the market sporting 4GB or more of RAM, light users may want to disable their virtual memory altogether. Paul is a mid-tier user, and the 6GB of RAM on his laptop is adequate for him to disable virtual memory with no negative repercussion — he’s not run out of RAM so far.

With an increasing number of users using laptops on an exclusive basis, Paul Mah thought it may be time to revisit the topic of getting the best experience from your laptop. He’s put together a number of quick tips and configurations highlighted in this slideshow.


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