$7.99 Expedited RAM shipping to most cities in Canada. Free shipping on RAM orders over $300.
RAM BY COMPUTER
RAM BY TECHNOLOGY
USB DRIVES & FLASH MEMORY
DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING
DRIVES & ENCLOSURES
RAID & NAS STORAGE
BATTERIES & POWER
ORDER FORMS & POLICIES
NEW PRODUCTS & SPECIALS
ARTICLES & F.A.Q.s
BRANDS WE CARRY
| Q: What will more RAM do? |
Booting - more RAM won't improve boot times
Launching of applications - more RAM will give no particular improvement *
Why? The operations above are mostly limited by the read speed of the hard drive, not RAM
The operations above are mostly limited by the read speed of the hard drive, not RAM Notice how you hear the hard drive chunking away continuously when you boot or launch an app? As long as you have adequate RAM for the OS to boot, more RAM is not going to get the files loaded any faster.
What more RAM will do for you is to save the machine from having to hit the Swap files (virtual memory file) as often.
When you open more programs and data than your machine has installed RAM enough to hold, then the operating system is forced to write some of the data in the memory space to the hard drive to make room - called swapping. Then when that data is needed again, it has to write something else to the HD, and read back in the swapped out data.
Because a hard drive is many, many times slower than RAM, this slows the whole machine down while it waits for the data to be swapped in and out.
So, if you only ever use one small program, then more RAM will likely not change a thing (because you were never overflowing the available RAM to start with.) BUT if you do a lot of multitasking, or open programs with a large amount of data, or switch frequently from one program to another, then more RAM should make a noticeable difference in speed (by eliminating some or all of the swapping)
Some programs, like Photoshop. digital audio and digital video production software, can take advantage of extra RAM to cache data internally and these programs will run faster as a result.
* but if you have a lot of startup items, or if you already have programs open and you are opening more, then there could be some speedup in booting or launching, simply because you are already hitting the RAM limit and starting to page data to the swap file.
Do you have a question? Please E-mail your inquiry. We will select and answer the questions that have the potential, in our opinion, of helping a broad audience. Please note: If you need one on one technical support, it is available at our regular hourly rates.
CanadaRAM introduces a new concept to the memory industry: Expert, Personal Service. We commit to replying to you within hours, with a recommendation for the right memory and storage products, and we'll offer choices of brands that give you the best value. Email us!. We ship directly to your door & back it up with the industry's best warranty. We make it easy for you.
How do you know you are getting the right memory?
Shipping & handling:
$10.99 to $19.99 depending on weight - shipping via Expedited Post (4-8 days)
Email for quote on XpressPost or FedEx.
Email your order or fax to (250) 385-6267
EMAIL your order or fax to (250) 385-6267 or use the SECURE ORDER FORM. Make sure to include the make and model of your machine, your full shippping address, phone number, correct email address, the number, expiry date and name on your credit card plus the card billing address and phone if different from shipping address. Payment accepted by VISA or Mastercard or Canadian bank Interac Email Transfer. It must be your credit card and the card billing address and shipping addresses must match. For your protection, we may ask for additional proof of ID to be faxed. Third party address shipments require faxed confirmation. PayPal accepted with a +3% service charge, shipped to verified address only.
Gov't, Education and Corporate PO's accepted on prior approval of credit only. Download the Credit Application form and fax to (250) 385-6267
Shipping is via Xpress Post, FedEx or Purolator at our choice. No PO Boxes for Purolator or FedEx. Please ensure that there is someone at the address during business hours to sign for the package. We do not guarantee delivery time. Shipping time and cost may be higher in NT, NU, YT or remote areas as defined by the courier. An invoice copy will be sent by email.
Shipping is at buyer's risk, Shipping insurance is 1.5% extra on the goods value or by quote - if declined, the buyer assumes all risk of loss or damage. Signature is required for insured parcels.
Installation: Goods are sold under the assumption that you have experience installing. RAM Installation instructions for your specific machine are not included. Refer to your owner's manual or manufacturer's Web site. If you are not confident, please take your machine to a technician for installation. We are not responsible for any damage occuring during or after installation of products, nor any incidental or consequential damage or data loss.
Outside of Canada or the USA? We generally sell to North American addresses only. Please Email for shipping costs.
| || |
|Mac & PowerBook RAM||PC RAM - Intel/AMD Desktop - Laptop|
Apple MacPro, MacBook Pro, iMac Core Duo, Mini intel Core Solo, Power Macintosh G5 & Dual-core G5, G4, G3, Aluminum & Titanium PowerBook G4, PowerBook G3, iBook G3, iBook G4, iMac, eMac, Mini, Xserve, PowerMacs 4400 - 9600, PowerBook, 680x0 Macs, Quadra, Centris, Performa
Batteries & Power
Desktops & Servers: Abit, Acer, Albatron, Asus, Dell Dimension, Optiplex, Precision, PowerEdge, Elite, EMachines, Gateway, Gigabyte, Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario, Deskpro, Pavilion, IBM Lenovo Aptiva, NetVista Intellistation, MSI, Shuttle, Sony, Soyo, Touch, many others.
Notebooks & Laptops: Compaq Armada, Presario, Dell Inspiron, Latitude, Eurocom, Fujitsu Lifebook, HP OmniBook, Pavilion, IBM-Lenovo Thinkpad, Panasonic Toughbook, Toshiba Portege, Tecra, Satellite, Qosmio, NEC Versa, Sony Vaio, many others
Laser Printer Memory
© 1997-2008 CanadaRAM Ltd. 488F Bay St., Victoria BC Canada V8T 5H2. Google Map
A Quill Services Ltd. company, Established 1988, Member, Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island