ROM and RAM flashcards

Elizabeth Aida Smit Peña
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What does ROM stand for? Read Only Memory
What does RAM stand for? Random Access Memory
What are the three main features of ROM? -A type of memory used in computers and electrical devices -Read only, usually not editable -Can be re-programmed but very slowly
What are the three main features of RAM? -Only stores data currently being used -Allows data items to be read or edited -Stored information is lost if power is removed
If I were to save a document, and then shut down the computer, what would happen to the document? It would be stored in ROM
If I were to write a document and then shut down the computer without saving it, what would happen to the document? It would be deleted since it was only saved to RAM
How could a document be deleted from ROM? A document saved in ROM would have to be deleted manually, but this process would be very slow
How could a document be deleted from RAM? A document saved in RAM could be simply deleted by shutting down the computer without saving the document
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