Memory Upgrades for Toshiba® Satellite U500
Memory is a storage device that is used to save data or any kind of information that is required for the computer or laptops. There are basically two types of memory, Random Access Memory (RAM) and Read only memory (ROM). All the data processing and execution takes place in the memory modules. Memory is very important and it cannot be wasted. RAM is allocated by the operating system and programs and released when not required.
- Need of memory upgrade
- Limitation of memory upgrade
- Things to be kept in mind while upgrading
Need of memory upgrade
The need to upgrade memory to the newer and higher version or higher size is required whenever you want your system’s performance to be increased or when some of the application requires more memory space for its execution. Upgrading the computer memory can speed up and breathe new life into your computer. There are many types of RAM that are used in the laptops. Nowadays DDR3 RAM is used in the latest model of laptops.
Limitation of memory upgrade
The upgradation depends on various factors that require the computer’s memory to be upgraded like some of the application requires more memory for its execution, to increases the speed of system, memory can be upgraded. But upgrading memory depends on the type of motherboard used in the system, the slots available to place the extra memory, and even the task performed. Depending on the processor, you can increase the memory size for the better performance of the system. Even depending on type of user and the usage the RAM, memory size can be decided, for example, if you are a novice user and you perform only word processing and surf web little bit then you can use system with minimum 64MB RAM to maximum of 128MB. But if you are sophisticated user that you can use the RAM from 1GB to 128 GB depending on the bit processor.
While upgrading Toshiba Satellite® U500 there are certain speculation to be followed to have a better speed, compatibility, and performance for your laptop usage. Toshiba Satellite U500 has a maximum RAM capacity of 8GB so any size within 8GB can be compatible. It constitutes of total two memory slots but while upgrading the RAM memory of Toshiba Satellite U500 it should not exceed 8GB of memory. While selecting a RAM its memory speed speculation should be DDR3 1066MHz for better performance.