Fact: when your computer appears to be slowing down, the first thing that comes to mind is, “I need more memory”. In some cases this is true, you may have purchased a new memory intensive program that requires the same amount or even more memory than you have in your system. This will cause a bottleneck due to the inability to store enough data that will be required for the program to function. There is also another factor that hinders performance and that is corrupt or missing files in your operating system. This is an easy fix and can be corrected with a hard drive reformat.
If your problem is due to the lack of system memory, your only choice is to upgrade, but you will need to know exactly what to upgrade to. All memory is not the same; they have different timings, frequencies, voltages and different systems use different types (DDR, DDR2, DDR3). You will need to know these factors before making a decision. If your system is using DDR3 Dual Channel Memory, one of your choices will be the Patriot Viper II Sector 5 Memory Kit.
The Patriot Viper II Sector 5 PC3 16000 2000MHz Memory Kit is a 4GB (2 x 2GB) set of DDR3 Dual Channel Memory that offers timings of 8-8-8-23 at a voltage of 1.65. The Patriot Sector 5 Memory kit is designed to enhance performance when used in conjunction with the Intel core i5/i7 LGA1156 processors but can be used with other types of DDR3 systems as well. The Viper II Sector 5 2000MHz memory kit also includes a copy of FutureMarks 3D Mark Vantage benchmarking suite.