What is memory?

 

What is memory?

Memory is any physical device capable of storing information temporarily, like RAM (random access memory), or permanently, like ROM (read-only memory). Memory devices utilize integrated circuits and are used by operating systems, software, and hardware.

 

 

  • MEMORY CAN BE VOLATILE OR NON-VOLATILE

Volatile memory – This is the memory that losses it content when the computer power off. RAM is the example of volatile memory.

Non-volatile memory – This is the memory where data can be automatically save in system if electricity off. ROM is the example of non-volatile memory.

 

  • How memory is used?

When a program such internal browser is open. It is loaded from your hard drive and placed into the ram which allow the program with communicate with the processor.

 

  • Why memory is important?

All of the devices on a computer do not operate at a same speed and computer memory gives your computer a place to quickly access data.

If the CPU have to wait for secondary storage device like hard drive than the computer process will be slower.

 

 

  • Types of memory
  • PRIMARY MEMORY
  • SECONDARY MEMORY

 

 

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