Step 3 – Memory

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Next choose the amount of memory (RAM) in your new system.

RAM allows applications to store data temporarily and can be accessed with extreme speed. Applications requiring large amounts of RAM include high-resolution photo editing software (gimp), virtualization software (virtualbox), and databases. If you plan to have many applications (or web-browsing tabs) open at once, larger amounts of RAM can improve system performance.

All RAM options use two or four modules to enable “dual channel” modeĀ for a 5-10% performance increase over using a single module.

Choose one:


When finished selecting your Memory, proceed to Step 4 – Storage.