This is memory that can be written into or read from and allows access to any address within the memory. RAM is volatile in that contents are lost when the power is switched off.
A temporary storage facility for data while it is stored, manipulated, or read by the user. RAM memory disappears when the computer is turned off.
main memory. Volatile memory that is erased when power is turned off.
Generally referred to simply as MEMORY. This is where your system stores all the applications your computer is using at any given time. This is because it is all more quickly retrieved from here than from the HARD DISK. Once your computer is turned off, the information dissappears.
Short-term computer memory that is used to store information that a computer is processing at any given moment. RAM is a key factor in RIP implementations, particularly for color servers.
The section of memory used by the system software to temporarily store programs and files which are in use.
Computer memory used to process and store data that can be accessed directly rather than sequentially.
RAM, or system memory, is the workhorse behind the performance of your computer. RAM temporarily stores information from your operating system, applications, and data in current use. This gives your processor easy access to the critical information that makes your programs run.
A volatile memory used in integrated circuit cards that requires power to maintain data.
Primary memory of a computer; information can be stored in RAM as well as retrieved and modified
Memory, that is used for executing applications and storing documents while working on them.
This is the memory used by your computer to perform tasks, like running programs, doing calculations etc and it’s analogous to short-term memory in humans. When you run a software program, your computer copies it to the RAM and does all the work there. This allows the computer to run the software faster. RAM needs power (electricity) to work, however, so when your computer’s power is turned off, the RAM is erased. The software program is still on your system because your computer copied the working parts of it to RAM but any new information that you created whether text, spreadsheets, graphics and is kept in RAM until you save it. That is why you need to continuously save your information to your hard drive or disk.
High-speed, read-write, electronic memory used for temporary storage of data for processing and retrieval.
Portion of a computer storage which can be accessed non-sequentially and is considered the working memory.
Computer memory that can be both read and written to, and can be accessed in a random fashion, as compared to a sequential fashion, such as tape access. This is the memory typically used to store the instructions necessary to run a software program.
(RAM) Memory in which data is temporarily stored for processing.
The memory available to the user in which data can be read from or written to, directly, at a high rate of speed, by means of its address. Random access memory in microcomputers is usually volatile in that it loses it contents when the computer is turned off.
The memory in a computer that can be overwritten with new information repeatedly. It is erased when the computer is turned off.
Primary working memory that holds data and instructions while the computer is in use.
Computer memory available to the user for creating, loading, or running programs and for the temporary storage and manipulation of data, with rapid access.
( RAM) Memory that the computer user can access.
Chips which can be called read/write memory, since the data stored in them may be read or new data may be written into any memory address on these chips. The term random access means that each memory location [usually 8 bits or 1 byte] may be directly accessed [read from or written to] at random. This contrasts to devices like magnetic tape where each section of the tape must be searched sequentially by the read/write head from its current location until it finds the desired location. ROM memory is also random access memory, but they are read only not read/write memories. Another difference between RAM and ROM is that RAM is volatile, i.e. it must have a constant supply of power or the stored data will be lost.
(abbreviation: RAM) 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 solid-state memory device used for transient memory storage. Allows you to enter and retrieve information from any storage position.
Backup memory of game information is stored in the CMOS RAM chip on the processor board. CMOS memory (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) is a battery powered memory, used to store backup RAM data.
Temporary storage area that the processor uses to execute Program s & hold Data. Information is put into RAM & held there. Once the RAM becomes full information has to be removed to make space for the current task being performed. A PC with limited RAM will take a long time to perform the simplest task as the information in the RAM is constantly being replaced. RAM requires a constant electric supply to keep the information intact. Should you switch off the PC then you will lose the contents of RAM forever. Different areas of RAM include: Conventional Memory; Expanded Memory; Extended Memory; High Memory Area; Upper Memory Area. Types of RAM include: DRAM; EDO RAM; SDRAM.
The main memory of a PC which exists only when the power is turned on. Any information located in memory may be preserved by saving it on a disk.
In general, the computer's primary working memory in which program instructions and data are stored and are accessible to the CPU. Information can be written to and read from RAM. The contents of RAM are lost when the computer is turned off.
is the place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer's processor. RAM is much faster to read from and write to than the other kinds of storage in a computer such as the hard disk, floppy disk, and CD-ROM.
the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
( RAM or also sometimes called "central memory"): fast-access volatile memory. Programs are usually loaded into RAM for quick execution, which is more convenient for the user (read/write times are about 1000 faster on RAM then on a hard disc).
Temporary memory used by computers to create and manipulate data. RAM is measured in megabytes or kilobytes
Memory that allows any storage location to be accessed randomly, as opposed to tape drives, which are sequential access devices.
Short-term, temporary memory that holds the operating system, programs and files currently in use. When you turn the computer off, RAM loses its data. The more RAM you have, the less frequently the computer has to access instructions and the more quickly it can operate. Return to .
Memory in a computer that can be read and written to instantly. It has no capacity to store data without power, so before a computer can be turned off, applications must be saved to a disk of some kind or another.
The memory that temporarily stores program data actively running on a computer. Data stored in RAM is available only as long as a computer stays on. As soon as the computer is turned off, the data disappears. This is why files must be saved in more permanent storage places (hard disks, floppy disks, etc.) In order to be retrieved after a computer is turned off. Computers load active programs into RAM rather than hard drives or floppy disks so they can access the data much faster. RAM is typically measured in Megabytes or MB, and most computers today come with 64 to 128 MB of RAM.
Memory stored internally that can be read and modified by the user. RAM is the temporary workspace that is used while the user is logged onto the system. It is basically where the computer lives while it is awake. You need RAM to allow you the ability to work on your system while it is turned on.
Chips located on the motherboard that provide a temporary location for the computer to hold data and program instructions while they are needed.
the read/write memory used by the computer
Volatile memory, which can be written as well as read. More specifically, it is semiconductor-based memory that can be read or written by the CPU or other hardware devices. The storage locations can be accessed in any order.
The memory that a computer uses to store things it is working on (I.E: files you might have open, music you are playing, etc.)
(RAM) the temporary storage area used to load program instructions and to store files currently in use. .
Temporary memory. Files and programs are stored in permanent memory, like a hard drive or a CD-ROM. When you run a program, it is moved into RAM. In general, more RAM means a faster system. There are exceptions; for example, although Windows 98 will recognize if you have more than 128 megabytes, it will not use more than that.
A semiconductor (silicon chip) memory medium, in which suitably encoded instructions and/or data may be recorded, recovered, altered and re-recorded repeatedly, in a random fashion (that is, in no particular order relative to the addresses of the memory locations involved). When a computer is running, RAM holds the program (including the system) and data currently running.
A series of integrated circuits containing registers, which hold instructions pertinent to applications and documents. RAM contents are loaded froma storage device. RAM contents are lost when a computer is shut off or power is interrupted. Short-Term Memory See Save, Storage.
the type of storage that changes; when the computer is turned off, the RAM memory is erased
The semiconductor component of computers that store instructions and data currently being used.
Physical memory that is located in a computer. Windows 95 requires 8 million bytes of RAM (8 M of RAM), but is recommended to be on a system with at least 16M of RAM.
This type of memory chip holds data only while power is supplied to the computer. The contents of RAM may be changed.
Term used to identify a computer's main memory. The "Random" here means that any part of the memory can be directly accessed. RFC
Memory stored in the computer and immediately available for use and updating.
n. A temporary storage location in which the central processing unit (CPU) stores and executes its processes.
Usually abbreviated as RAM. RAM built into your printer can store data from a print job temporarily until the printer is ready to print the data.
(RAM)—One or more microprocessors that a computer can access to store data temporarily. Unlike magnetic hard disks or "floppy" diskettes, which can store data indefinitely, RAM is purged of its contents when the computer is restarted, shut down or otherwise loses power.
The short term memory of a computer. The random access memory (RAM) stores recent and frequently used information and commands, which enables programs to operate more efficiently. If programs require more RAM than you have available, then information and commands must be stored on the computer's hard drive -- the computer's long term memory. It is more difficult for a computer to access information from the hard drive, so it takes longer. Programs operate sluggishly or crash frequently when there is not enough RAM. The more RAM your computer has, the faster programs can function. The primary limitation on the performance gains you can realize by adding RAM to your computers is the speed of their processors.
A type of memory chip that can be written, read, and re-written. You can write to any part of it, thus the "random access" in the term. The slang term...
Memory where any location can read from or write to in random order. RAM usually refers to volatile memory where the contents are lost when power is removed. The user-addressable memory of a computer is random access memory.
Circuitry in a computer that temporarily holds data the CPU can access to perform user-requested tasks. In general, more RAM allows a CPU to work faster, because data is moved into and out of RAM less frequently.
the space in the computer on which information is temporarily stored while the computer is on.
(RAM) - The internal storage area of the computer. When a computer has a lot of memory, it is able to run multiple programs at once and at a fast speed.
(RAM): The place in the computer where the operating system, applications programs, and data in current use are kept temporarily. When the computer is turned off, the data are removed from RAM and either stored elsewhere in the computer or deleted.
A computer's working memory. The RAM, which is expressed in kilobytes or K, is used by the computer to load and run a program as well as to manipulate and store information. The RAM is a temporary storage system in that once the computer is turned off, the information, with the exception of a special form of RAM used by some laptop computers is lost or disappears.
Memory that can be both read and changed during computer operation. Unlike other semi-conductor memories, RAM is volatile-if power to the RAM is disrupted or lost, all the data stored is lost.
RAM is the "built-in" data storage that comes with (or can be added to) a computer. The amount of RAM held by your computer determines the amount of data it can store.
A memory device whose individual memory cells can be read from or written to at random (that is, not serially).
RAM is the amount of memory your hard drive has affects your computer's speed and how fast your software works can always increase RAM if your computer is working too slowly
The working memory of the computer. RAM is the memory used for storing data temporarily while working on it, running application programs, etc."Random access" refers to the fact that any area of RAM can be accessed directly and immediately, in contrast to other media such as a magnetic tape where the tape must be wound to the point where the data is. RAM is called volatile memory; information in RAM will disappear if the power is switched off before it is saved to disk.
The primary internal storage device of a personal computer, where programs and data are kept during processing.
The programmable area of the computer's memory that can be read from and written to (changed). All RAM locations are equally accessible at any time in any order. The components of RAM are erased when the computer is turned off.
The computer' s working memory that determines the size and number of programs that can be run at the same time, as well as the amount of data that can be processed instantly.
A group of memory locations that are numerically identified to allow high speed access by a CPU. In random access, any memory location can be accessed at any time and in any order.
the computer's volatile memory. When the power is off, the memory is empty. This is also the memory that can be randomly accessed by the computer's central processing unit (CPU); so information to be used actively must reside in RAM. (The hard drive is used for non-volatile storage, and information is transferred to RAM for actual use. Specific information on the hard disk cannot be located for random access by the CPU.) When RAM is insufficient for a specific purpose, some of the information will be placed in a special portion of the hard drive for retrieval -- often called the swap disk, and there will be a swapping of information between RAM and the hard drive so that the actively-used information is in RAM. That is a marginally effective process on most PCs; so using large files effectively requires more RAM than business-oriented machines normally need. (Virtual memory serves the same purpose of substituting space on a hard disk for RAM, and, although not identical in function, it suffers from the same speed problems.)
the generic memory in a computer used to store programs and data while they are actively running. Typical computers contain 8 MB, 16 MB or more RAM.
The amount of active digital storage in your computer, RAM must be relatively high to allow work with photographs.
(RAM) the long thin sticks of silicone that store temporary data for programs that need to be run. It can be written to and erased by the user to.
The temporary working part of the memory of a computer, which is lost when the computer is closed down - hence the need for you to save a document which you want to have access to again.
Electronic, read and write memory which is volatile. It loses its contents when power is removed. See ' Storage devices'.
Computer memory that is accessed randomly. Any byte of memory can be accessed without accessing the surrounding bytes. RAM is a common type of memory found in computers and other hardware devices, such as printers.
The memory that is used to run applications and perform other necessary tasks while the computer is on. When the computer is turned off, all information in RAM is lost. When PC's were first introduced, they could address as much as 640K RAM. With the advent of X86 architecture and DOS upgrades, this barrier was broken and increased to 32Meg (32,000K) of RAM. Microsoft's Windows NT has promised to break this barrier and be able to address up to 32Gigs (32,000,000K) of RAM.
A memory in a computer system that is used for temporary storage of data and allows that data to be accessed at random and to be changed; compare Read Only Memory.
is the computer's main memory, which it uses to hold whatever you are currently working on. The contents of RAM are lost when the computer is switched off
Memory that can be read from or written to by a computer or other devices. Information stored in RAM is lost when the computer is turned off. See also: virtual memory
A type of computer memory used to store programs and data currently in use.
A data storage device for which the order of access to different locations does not affect the speed of access. RAM is usually volatile, meaning that it does not retain its contents when the power is switched off.
Random access memory (usually known by its acronym, RAM) is a type of data store used in computers. It takes the form of integrated circuits that allow the stored data to be accessed in any order — that is, at random and without the physical movement of the storage medium or a physical reading head.