Will adding more RAM give my computer more free space?
RAM increases the amount of memory in your computer. When your computer boots up, the operating system is loaded into the memory. Each time you open an application or file, it is loaded into the memory. When the computer shuts down, the memory, or RAM, is erased.
While adding more RAM can allow you to run more programs at one time, it will not increase the amount of space you have for installing new programs and downloading or saving files. To increase your disk space, you need a larger or additional hard drive.
If you ever get an error message saying you are low on disk space, you have three options.
In summary, the easiest way to add more disk space is to attach an external hard drive to your computer. And it is far better to have too much disk space than too little. Hard drives cannot work as efficiently when they get near capacity, so when your hard drive gets to be about 80% full, it may be time to add that external hard drive. They make great backup solutions too.
Entered: June 20, 2007 – by Per Christensson