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What Happens When You Run Out of RAM and Hard Drive Space?

Posted by Lou TarDisk on

  You're probably thinking: Wait, what's the difference between RAM and hard drive space? RAM is used as temporary storage ("memory") by your computer, which determines the amount of applications and services the computer can have opened and running. The higher your RAM, the more memory capacity your computer has and the more efficiently it operates. Hard drive space, on the other hand, is physical storage space, which determines how many files you can permanently store on your drive. So what happens when your computer runs out of RAM? The easy answer to that question: Your computer will start to...

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