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What is RAM? The importance of RAM in your smartphone

RAM (Random Access Memory) in Mobiles is the key specification to check performance parameter while buying your new mobile phone, have you ever thought why it is so much important to have adequate RAM in your smartphones. Today many devices have high RAM, some mobile devices are installed with RAM which are more than normal computer. The efficiency of any computerized device gets increased with the increase of RAM capacity.

Let’s understand the importance of Random Access Memory. In any computerized system there are two types of memories primary memory and secondary memory. Primary memory is considered as short-term memory or the memory for little time, while Secondary memory is permanent type of memory storage in computerized system. Secondary memory remains in the device as long user want to keep. While, primary memory gets erased as soon the device is switched off or the power supply is detained.

What is RAM?

Random Access Memory (RAM) is storage for accessing ongoing operations to make your mobile/computer device super-fast. RAM stores the information for your mobile in readily accessible way so that information can be easily fetched by CPU in very less time. RAM is hundred time faster than storage disk in your mobile/computer system. The higher the capacity of RAM, higher is the speed of your smartphone, that means your mobile can store more amount of primary data readily accessible for CPU. More applications can be run at one time. When the mobile device is switched off the primary memory gets erased from the RAM. Now a day’s mobiles come with 2GB to 12GB RAM support which is pretty high for any typical smartphone.

Importance of RAM in mobile phone?

When you switch on your mobile device some part of your RAM memory i.e. primary memory is acquired by your operating system. Some part of remaining RAM memory is acquired by other essential applications and rest is used for all ongoing applications that you are using at time. The higher the memory of RAM the higher the no. of applications can be run at a particular time. RAM is very essential part of your mobile device without it either you cannot use your smartphone or either it will be very slow.

When a new application is open in computer device, the CPU fetch the data from secondary storage and information is put in RAM so that it can be easily available for processing. This reduces the time and makes your mobile more speed efficient. There are more complicated mobile applications that needs higher RAM capacity to carry out operations effectively.

Why it is better to have more RAM in mobile.

Now, as we know that RAM in mobile is primary memory that is easily accessible for processing information in fractions, this increases the speed of your mobile device. Today there is revolution in mobile applications day by day, new applications, videos games are coming in market every day. These applications are getting more advance due to features which makes applications becomes heavy and complicated. The higher capacity RAM is useful to store this amount of ongoing process of applications in your device, otherwise these applications may lag your mobile system during they are operated.

Today’s devices are multitasking, your WhatsApp, Facebook, are always running on background, you play heavy Games like PUBG, you may switch to other application on receiving notification or you may text message or even make a call in-between. To do all this simultaneously you need good processor along side a high capacity RAM.  Otherwise you may experience a sluggish performance. Only having high performing RAM does not matter your device should also have good processor and graphic card.

What is impact of low RAM?

When your device has low RAM, the operating system stores the less needed background applications to secondary storage to make memory space available for your current applications work efficiently. When a user swaps between this application he may experience lag in the device and this consumes time. To overcome this issue, you may need to manually clear your cache memory, or should have cleaner application to clear the unwanted cache files.


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