You might need a nerd if…

  • Your computer frequently crashes or freezes
  • You can’t install a program because the installer quits
  • You get error messages saying “insufficient RAM”
  • You hear three beeps when you start your computer
  • You want a faster computer that can run more software

Maybe you’re in the hills and mountains around Redding herding your sheep. They’re all just bouncing along fluffily when out of the blue one of your rams keels over. He has broken a leg. You need ram repair right now! So you get on your smartphone, Google “ram repair” and come across this page. Well, I hate to break it to you, but…we can’t help you.

Now if you’re looking for RAM repair, that’s a different story. We totally do that. RAM has nothing to do with sheep – it’s actually one of the crucial parts of your computer. What it does is store everything your computer is currently using while it’s on. So if you’re browsing, it stores your webpages, and things like that. Sometimes it can get corrupted and you know what corrupted things do – become senators. If it’s RAM, it just crashes your programs, not your economy. So if you’re getting program or operating system crashes, there’s a good chance it’s your RAM.

If your computer is sluggish (sound familiar, everyone?), it’s likely a RAM issue as well. The 1 gigabyte that your computer came with may have seemed like a lot at the time, but now it’s not quite doing the job. Before you throw your computer out the window, screaming that you must have the slowest computer in Redding, try getting a RAM upgrade and see how it treats you. Chances are it’ll help it quite a bit and since we offer free estimates, it’s easy to ask one of our friendly Nerds what they think the best plan of action would be… as long as you’re asking about RAM. Sheep we have no experience with.

Give us a call or use the chat icon below to find out what your Redding Nerds On Call can do for you!

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Questions nerds often hear about Redding Desktop RAM Upgrade & Repair

What does RAM stand for?

Recreational Aardvark Mocking. It also means Random Access Memory which is probably more relevant in this context.

My computer is so slow. Is RAM the issue?

It’s often a big part of the issue. Your CPU is another big factor. We can run a diagnostic on your computer and look at the kinds of software you’re trying to run. We can offer you sensible advice on whether extra RAM would help and provide a free quote.

I’m getting all these file corruption errors. How do I fix it?

While your hard drive may be the issue (and it’s going to be the first thing the salesperson at the computer store tells you) it can also be a problem with RAM. We can run a complete diagnostic to get to the bottom of the issue for you.

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RAM means Random Access Memory, and is what your computer uses to store things that it is thinking about while it is on. When your computer turns off, everything in RAM goes away.

Memory Corruption

Memory corruption occurs when a part of your RAM is changed due to an error. Parts of your computer’s memory get confused and display the wrong data