With easy money at everyone’s disposal and also being a consumer driven society, there is a culture of ‘use and throw’ that is fast catching up. People feel that it is better to buy a new gadget by investing little more money than to spend huge sums of money on getting the thing repaired. Another drawback of this is that with the repairs done one does not even get guarantee on how long the product would last with the fix. So there is always a persistent fear of repair money going down the drains. Therefore the culture of ‘no repairs’ is fast catching up everywhere. However in terms of computer arena it is always better to be a little self conscious and also be aware of the things that could go wrong in your PC.
Most of the computer users, feel that the life of a PC is fairly short, therefore after a period of eight to nine months when they feel that the performance of the computer is going down they think that it is time to invest in a new computer after having sold the old one at fairly cheap prices. However the truth is that this is not at all correct. Laptop RAM manufacturers validate the fact that with proper care the Life of a computer can get prolonged by approximately 50%. Just by upgrading the RAM one can actually enhance the performance the system commendably.
Realistically speaking, RAM upgrades can increase the life span of the computers by another two to three years and that too at a cost that is really infractions as in comparison to the purchase of a new system. Regarding the much discussed question as to how much RAM is required in your PC, the answer is that it depends on the utility of your computer. If you are working on simplistic applications then probably 512MB is good enough, however if the applications are complex in terms of animations and for gaming purposes then you need to probably go in for 2 to 4GB of RAM or more.