Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 1 month ago

What is the main use of RAM in the computer system?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago
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    RAM (Random Access Memory) is what your computer uses to hold the data and instructions for any programs you are currently running.

    Programs (and data) are stored on your hard drive.  But they can not "run" from the hard drive.  When you start a program, it is copied into the RAM memory on the computer, which is hundreds of faster to access and update then your hard drive.  Your processor then runs the instructions for the program from RAM.  

    RAM memory is not permanent.  It is cleared every time you restart the computer.  Programs are removed from it any time you close a program.  That is why you have to "save" any data you create to a file on your hard drive before exiting the program.  Information stored on the hard drive is permanent and is still there if you restart the computer.

  • 1 month ago

    RAM make computor faster?

  • Lv 7
    1 month ago

    to store memory.

  • 1 month ago

    RAM = random access memory, used for short term data and program storage. 

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  • Greg
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Temporary storage of data for use by the CPU.

    • Patswe1 month agoReport

      Thank you Mr. Greg but then how long could the data be stored in RAM for CPU usage before its deleted.

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