The IT Fella

RAM / Memory Upgrades

RAM (Random Access Memory) is at the centre of your computers performance. You could have the fastest drive in the world and the most powerful processor money can buy, but if you don’t have enough RAM, you’re in trouble.

I like to think of RAM as a Desk. Your Hard Drive is a Filing Cabinet. The bigger your desk, the more files you can have open at a single time. You can quickly and easily reach any file that is open on your desk. What happens when your desk gets too full? You have to file stuff away in the filing cabinet. Just in the same way your computer puts things on the Hard Drive when your RAM gets too full. This process in a computer is called Paging.

So now you have stuff in your filing cabinet (Hard Drive) and on your desk (RAM). You need to work on that file that just went into the filing cabinet. Oh dear, you have to go find it now. Takes ages doesn’t it?

Wouldn’t it be quicker if you could open everything on your desk?


Contact The IT Fella today to see if he can speed up your computer!

Almost all computers can have their performance boosted by installing additional Memory. The IT Fella has upgraded computers that are 8-10 years old and given them a new lease of life!

Call The IT Fella on 01543 548010


The IT Fella knows just how difficult it is to lose access to your computer for even a few hours. In most cases I can have your computer back to you same day!

Sometimes it may be necessary to take your computer for slightly longer. Usually this is just overnight and I have it back to you the next day.

In all honesty it is difficult to tell. This is partly down to the software you have installed on your computer already and other components such as Memory and Processor. But let me give you an idea of past jobs.

8-10 year old machine
Startup time to point of opening a program = 1 min 52 seconds.
Following the Upgrade = 23 Seconds.

This particular customer did still notice that when using the computer it was slower than they expected but still much quicker. This was purely down to the processor being older and slower.

2-3 Year old machine
Startup time to open a program = 1 min 26 seconds
After upgrade of SSD and Memory = 14 seconds

This customer was really pleased with the upgrade. It made such a huge improvement on what they were used to.

Absolutely. As part of the upgrade we clone your current drive to the new SSD. This means an exact copy of your current data stays on your existing drive, so in effect you have two copies. We leave the original drive in your computer when we hand it back to you, after all it’s yours with your data.