The speed and capability of a computer is decided by four factors: the processor, RAM, video card and primary hard disk. While each individual piece governs the speed of certain computer tasks, typically computers use mu... More »

To make your computer run faster, clear your cookies, perform a security scan, update your operating system and reduce the number of programs that run automatically during startup. This process takes 30 minutes to a coup... More » Technology Computers & Hardware

According to an article by US News and World Report, one way to make money quickly is to recycle items that you have around your house. Tires, printing cartridges, aluminum cans and old metal piping are all recyclable; t... More » Business & Finance Financial Planning

Random access memory, or RAM, is memory storage on a computer that holds data while the computer is running so that it can be accessed quickly by the processor. RAM holds the operating system, application programs and da... More » Technology Computers & Hardware

The primary way of determining the speed of a computer processor is to look it up in the operating system's documentation. This will vary by whether your machine is governed by Microsoft, Apple, Linux or another OS. More »

The overall speed of a computer depends on the performance of its individual components, chiefly the processor, memory and video card. These computer parts should be upgraded together to boost the computer's speed, as pa... More »

Users can determine their specific type of video card in many ways, including using the device manager, using a third party program, inspecting the computer's boot screen and performing a visual inspection of the compute... More » Technology Computers & Hardware