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What is RAM?

Thursday, March 9th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms
 
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Alright, so a couple weeks ago, we talked about RAM (random access memory), but have you ever wondered what ROM is? It’s easy to get these two confused, but they are very different. ROM stands for Read Only Memory.

Basically, ROM is the memory your computer uses to get the instructions it needs to boot up every time you hit that power button. ROM goes to work even before all of your system’s software loads up completely. ROM also works closely with the BIOS or Basic Input/Output System.

While ROM is mainly related to computers, it is also used in most electronic devices like flash drives and various music players.

~ Erin

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