Assignment 1: Memory In this assignment, you will take an inside look at why memory is so crucial. Tasks: This assignment contains two parts—Part A and Part B. Part A You are running a memory-intensive multimedia application on your computer, which has 1 GB RAM installed. You observe that the computer momentarily stops responding when you switch between two multimedia applications. Your friend suggests upgrading the RAM to 2 GB to correct the performance problems.
Answer the following questions: Do you agree with your friend? Why or why not? Be sure that you thoroughly describe why you do or do not agree and then document and cite your answer. Note: Simply saying yes or no is not sufficient—you need to explain your reasoning from an information technology (IT) perspective. What are some of the analyses and decisions that go into such a troubleshooting decision? Compare and contrast other potential issues with the computer. Use an example you are familiar with. Part B In this module, you will study processing power changes, gains, and modifications.
Based on your understanding, answer the following questions: What changes have you seen in a short time? Where do you think the biggest gains will be? Do you think you will see mobile computing power increase before you see desktop or laptop power increase? If so, why, and if not, why not? What do consumers want? Be sure to cite at least two scholarly references in your response. Support your statements with appropriate examples and scholarly references. Write your initial response in approximately 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.