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Random Access Memory. The working memory of the computer into which application programs can be loaded and executed. It helps to have more of this “working space” installed when running advanced operating systems and applications. A configuration of memory cells that hold data for processing by a computer's central processing unit, or CPU; (see also memory). The term random derives from the fact that the CPU can retrieve data from any individual location, or address, within RAM.

ram.txt · Last modified: 2006/10/15 09:35 (external edit)