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What is a cache?

Posted By On November 16, 2004 @ 11:04 AM In Computer Terms | Comments Disabled

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Hello, I’m Johhny Cache! Sorry, I couldn’t help it! I was wearing black today, plus this will remind you to say it the right way.

Cache files are used to store information on a temporary basis for quick access. The physical location of this can be either on a hard drive or in RAM memory.

The idea behind it is to store information the computer is probably going to need in a location that’s quick and easy to access. Since it can get to needed information quicker, the computer runs faster.

~Steve

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