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in computer terms, what does RAM stand for? or what is it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Random-Access Memory (usually known by its acronym, RAM) is a form of computer data storage. Today it takes the form of integrated circuits that allows the stored data to be accessed in any order (i.e., at random). The word random thus refers to the fact that any piece of data can be returned in a constant time, regardless of its physical location and whether or not it is related to the previous piece of data.[1]

    This contrasts with storage mechanisms such as tapes, magnetic discs and optical discs, which rely on the physical movement of the recording medium or a reading head. In these devices, the movement takes longer than the data transfer, and the retrieval time varies depending on the physical location of the next item.

    The word RAM is mostly associated with volatile types of memory (such as DRAM memory modules), where the information is lost after the power is switched off. However, many other types of memory are RAM as well (i.e., Random Access Memory), including most types of ROM and a kind of flash memory called NOR-Flash.

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  • kauo
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    3 years ago

    Ram Stand For

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  • 1 decade ago

    Random Access Memory.

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  • Josy
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    4 years ago

    computer terms ram stand

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    random access memory, the ones currently used are called DDR2 and DDR3

    the more you have the more your computer will able to do stably at the same time. It's only used for applications which are currently being used. Motherboards have a set number of gb of ram they can utilize also, 32bit operating systems have a limit (I believe its 2.5gb) of RAM they can recognize

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  • 1 decade ago

    random access memory

    it is temporary memory you computer uses to allow it to run, them more it has the more ic can do at the same time

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    random access memory

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