RAM - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2009, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 37
Default RAM

wat does RAM do or wat is it used for?

WooBree is offline  
Old 01-14-2009, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)

Baez's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 6,985
Default Re: RAM

RAM is used to store data that needs to be accessed by the CPU at extremely high speeds and very frequently. Speeds that are unattainable by hard drives.


Baez is offline  
Old 01-14-2009, 06:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
stalin90's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,371
Default Re: RAM

Random-access memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

- INTEL Q6700 @ 3.2 - ASUS P5Q Pro - EVGA 9800GTX - 4GB Patriot Viper @ 1066 -
stalin90 is offline  
Old 01-15-2009, 04:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,878
Send a message via ICQ to Demalii Send a message via AIM to Demalii Send a message via Yahoo to Demalii
Default Re: RAM

A program gets loaded from your hard disk containing and preserving the info, to the ram, which contains it in real time for immediate access to those files.

You open internet explorer, the file was found on your hard disk and loaded into memory (ram), where it can be altered and accessed with each click. Think of it like reading a book, the book contains the info and preserves it, but when you need to read it or speak it, it comes from your mouth where you can repeat it or change it to your liking.

Demalii is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
32-bit WinXP question, regarding RAM White_Wolf Microsoft Windows and Software 1 12-21-2008 02:19 PM
Problem with RAM / CPU. zukster Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 6 08-11-2008 08:43 PM
High density ram upgrade Inigo_Montoya System Upgrades 0 02-24-2008 10:50 PM
Dell precision 650 workstation 1Gb ram trouble cmfugen Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 02-16-2008 01:47 AM
Need help with ram identification s37d System Upgrades 5 02-08-2008 01:22 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.