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What is a RAM?
(RAM) Random Access Memory provides space for computer to read and write data to be accessed by the CPU (central processing unit)9 (http://kb.iu.edu/data/ahty.html). A sufficient RAM results in faster computer speed and less dependence on the hard disk for supplying data which is needed by the computer to run software applications like MS Office. When a computer has more RAM this reduces the number of times the CPU reads data from hard drive and allows the computer to work faster.

Affects on Distant Students:
A RAM is several times faster than a hard disk. If a system does not have sufficient supporting RAM the system gets hanged. A computer that has more ram is able to process applications and software faster and results in more speed. If a sufficient RAM is not provided computer will slow down dramatically and will not install software properly or crash while running software and applications. When a PC runs of out RAM then the PC tries to find more Ram and it starts converting hard drive space to RAM and this slows the computer down become unstable and eventually crashes. Distant learning relies mainly on computer and its performance. Speed of computer is of utmost importance in distance learning. If a student is working on a project, assignment or quiz and the computer crashed due to insufficient RAM that will result in loss of marks and academic performance.

RAM Specification Recommendation:
Windows XP has a bare minimum RAM requirement of 64MB to operate. Recommended RAM is 256-512MB to get a good performance out of Windows XP.

What is a Graphics Card?
A graphic card is a piece of hardware installed in a computer that is responsible for rendering the image on the computer’s monitor or display screen. A graphics card is also known as a video card. The Graphics card is responsible for delivering the image that is seen on the PC…...

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