Effects Of Computer Hardware On Its Efficiency

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Does the hardware included in a computer help in increasing or decreasing the efficiency of that computer? If yes, then, how does it do it?

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Effects Of Computer Hardware On Its Efficiency

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Yes, computer hardware helps a great deal increasing the efficiency of the computer. In many cases, updating the computer software alone, is not that effective. With the software, we also need to update the computer hardware in order to increase the efficiency. This is because, hardware is what a computer is made up of and if that is not up to date, then, there might be some issues with the efficiency.

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Effects Of Computer Hardware On Its Efficiency

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Yes, it does. The overall performance of your machine depends on the combination of devices installed on your computer. For example, the memory or the physical RAM. A computer with a fast processor but has less RAM is likely to run slower than with a computer with a fast processor and has bigger RAM.

If you have a smaller RAM, your system tends to operate at a much lower phase because the processor has to transfer more data to the virtual memory rather than to the physical memory because of the limited capacity of the RAM. The data access in virtual memory or page file is a lot slower than the physical RAM because the virtual memory is stored on the hard drive.

But if you have bigger RAM, data access is much faster because more data can be stored on the physical memory. The performance is influenced by the speed of data access. The faster you can access data, the faster your system can perform while the slower you can access data, the slower the computer can perform.

Also, adding a graphics adapter with a bigger video RAM will add improvement on the performance. The difference on the performance is not visible when using only the usual applications that don’t require more usage on graphics like Microsoft Office Word, scanning the computer with your antivirus, and others.

But if you play games or use programs like video editing or graphics rendering applications, the improvement is visible when you have a video card with bigger video RAM. The processor will now have more time processing other tasks and it is up to the video card’s GPU to process the graphics.

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