RAM and ROM

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RAM and ROM

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RAM and ROM
  1. RAM stands for Random Access Memory.
    1. RAM is volatile.
    2. ROM stands for Read Only Memory.
      1. ROM is non volatile.
      2. What does volatile memory mean?
        1. Volatile memory is a type of memory that will only keep it's data as long as the computer power is on.
        2. What is the difference between ROM and RAM?
          1. ROM is physically attached to the motherboard whereas RAM can be removed from the computer to be upgraded. Also RAM requires constant computer power to save data but ROM will save the data even if the computer is turned off.
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