Re: Problems With NVDA

Richard Wells

Android and Windows do provide means to boost physical ram. This is not storage, it is basically a virtual swap file except on solid state media.

On 2/14/2019 11:46 AM, Travis Siegel wrote:
It doesn't matter what os you're talking about, sd cards do not provide ram.  Ram is the space where actively executing programs live.  This only happens in RAM.  Sd cards provide storage, this is where saved programs, data for applications, and other downlaoded content such as music files reside.  Too often these days, memory is used interchangeably with storage, and that
is missleading at best, and downright dangerous at worst when someone thinks they have more memory than they do, and run a program thinking it will work because they have so much memory, only to find out that the device crashes because it's overtaxed and the memory is full.  Don't make the mistake of confusing memory with storage, they're completely separate items, and the computer industry isn't doing anybody any favors by referring to both as if they were the same thing.

 On Thu, 14 Feb 2019, Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Dear Ibrahim Ajayi && List:
Some Android telephones can increase their working RAM with an SD card, however, if your computer is a laptop, the SD card will normally only provide storage for files, not increase the working RAM.

To upgrade the RAM,, you need to first check with the laptop maker as to the maximum RAM it Can address. Then review your RAM chips, often in a compartment under the laptop. If all slots are full, you need to replace the presently installed RAM with larger RAM chips. You unclip the present Rams, set them aside, and plug in the new RAM. Upon power-up,, the PC will be using the new RAM which should make programs run a bit faster ESPECIALLY IF several are running at once or you are editing huge files, such as audio recordings.
I trust this explains the difference between what an SD card and RAM chips will do to the laptop.
Brian K. Lingard VE3YI, Ab2JI, B. A., C. T. M.

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