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    Processor Speed vs. RAM



    what is the difference between these two? i noticed the bold had higher processor speed, but the 8900 had higher RAM

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    RAM is the memory that holds all of the installed apps and any data you save to the BB.

    On a BB, I would think RAM is the more important of the two.
    The processor is what runs the software and apps on your BB.

    Faster processor speed would allow faster processing and running/navigating of the programs on your BB. More RAM allows you to pack more data/apps onto the BB.
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    Random access memory. Mostly comtrols the speed of your net browsing~via smartphone mobile.pinstack.com~
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    I'd go for ram as my bold struggles dreadfully if I get too many apps on there. After memory starts to leak, the phone looses funtionality.
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    RAM controls "everything", not just the browser.

    Find out how fast your home PC goes by adding more RAM!
    Always take RAM over CPU.
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    To clarify some slightly incorrect information on the previous replies:

    RAM does not govern how much stuff you can save/store on your BB. The Flash Memory is what does that. RAM is like virtual workspace that is used while an application is running.

    Think of it this way:
    A person sitting and working at a desk. The person is the processor, the physical desktop is the RAM and the drawers in the desk are the Flash memory.

    Processor and RAM are both important. They will both affect how fast/slow applications run. The processor is controlling the speed at which data is processed and the RAM is the "workspace" the processor is using to process that data. So they both have an impact.

    Having said all that, in the case of a BlackBerry, from personal experience, I would say the RAM gets the slight edge in importance in this case.
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    Wow that's a very deep good explanation
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    Yeah guys. You have helped a lot. Thanks
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    I am all about RAM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfheart View Post
    To clarify some slightly incorrect information on the previous replies:

    RAM does not govern how much stuff you can save/store on your BB. The Flash Memory is what does that. RAM is like virtual workspace that is used while an application is running.

    Think of it this way:
    A person sitting and working at a desk. The person is the processor, the physical desktop is the RAM and the drawers in the desk are the Flash memory.

    Processor and RAM are both important. They will both affect how fast/slow applications run. The processor is controlling the speed at which data is processed and the RAM is the "workspace" the processor is using to process that data. So they both have an impact.

    Having said all that, in the case of a BlackBerry, from personal experience, I would say the RAM gets the slight edge in importance in this case.
    Excellent illustration for us non technofiles!
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    Its simple, if your PC has low processor speed: you're going to be looking at the hourglass more often than not. You need enough RAM or running a media player while surfing the net will probably be all your PC can handle
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