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Your browser devours RAM. Here's why that might be a good thing

Your browser devours RAM. Here's why that might be a good thing
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RAM, or "memory," is an essential part of your computer. It's what hangs on to information you use a lot and gets it to your processor in a timely manner. If you had to wait for the information to constantly transfer from your hard drive, your computer would take forever to get anything done.

In fact, moving tons of information from the hard drive to RAM is why your computer takes forever to start. Click here for some tricks to speed up your computer's startup.

The amount of RAM each program uses varies. Some take up a little and some take up a lot. In fact, some programs take up so much that they can slow down your computer.

That's why it's a good idea to know what's using your RAM. Today, I'm going to talk about one program you might have that can use up a lot of RAM if you aren't careful.

Next page: What is it and some tricks to free up some RAM
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