How Does RAM Affect Your Trading Computer

RAMYour trading computer efficiency is an important aspect to your ability to execute trades daily. This is why it is so important to be educated about what components are really necessary for your trading computer. You could have the best, most expensive mass manufactured computer and it will still give you issues if it doesn’t have the right components installed.

What does RAM stand for any way? RAM is an acronym for random access memory. Don’t be quick to confuse this with storage memory. RAM is used in your trading computer to enable it to run open programs and assist with your operating system. In other words, RAM is what allows you to run your email application, live newscast, and trading software at the same time. RAM does not affect the ability to store information rather the ability to process large amounts of “live data” at the same time.

Your RAM is really best explained when comparing it to the experience you have at a restaurant. Think about the team members involved in your experience such as the cook, the waiter, the food, and the ingredients. RAM is the waiter. The waiter places your order, and when the dish is ready serves you the meal. Your RAM goes and opens your applications, makes sure they run smoothly, and then returns them to storage when you are finished. We can all recall a great restaurant experience and, just as likely, a bad experience. Not equipping your trading computer with enough RAM will cause you to experience the bad waiter more often than you would like.

RAM isn’t responsible for maintaining massive amounts of information like the hard drive. Never the less, you still need to make sure that your computer is equipped with enough waiters to handle the traffic. Even if you aren’t ready to invest in your dream trading computer today, this is something that is minimal cost that you can do to upgrade. This will allow you to make sure that your trading computer can keep up with you in the mean time.

One important thing to remember when purchasing RAM is to first figure out what is the max amount of RAM that your computer is capable of accommodating. Secondly, You want to make sure that you buy the RAM from a trusted retailer. This way if there are any issues there is the possibility to exchange or return. Computer components can be fickle. You don’t want to be stuck with RAM that doesn’t work and no option to receive new RAM. Buying your RAM from eBay or other sites that you would be buying from individual sellers.