Different Types Of Computer Memory

Did you know that there are several different types of computer memory?

Without computer memory, computers would be just a piece of junk. Computer memory allows the computer to save and store information for you and it will be available for you to retrieve as often as you need. Without computer memory a computer would actually be just useless really.

There are several different types of computer memory on your computer that have the ability to store different types of information for you. Each of these types of computer memory has their own certain capabilities that are used when storing different kinds of information onto your computer system.

It is important to learn more about your computer system and all of its functions so that you can get more use out of it and know more what to do when something goes wrong.

The most common computer memory on your computer system that most people have heard of is called RAM (Random Access Memory). You can access any information that is placed onto your computer system by any order with this type of computer memory when necessary.

You can access its informations directly from its specific location, as long as you know exactly where it is located, such as, which column and row it may be in. Anyone who has ever turned on a computer system has more than likely heard of this type of computer memory. If you have ever taken any computer class, whether in school or college, you have heard of RAM, if not you must be from the stone age!

SAM (Serial Access Memory) is another type of computer memory. Information that you put onto your computer with this type of computer memory would be stored in a series of cells that can only be accessible in that exact specific order.

There is no other way to obtain this kind of information, it is not as easily accessible as with the random access memory on your computer. This computer memory operates in a way in which you have to find your way through the other cells in the computer, before the information that you are looking for can be accessible to you. Most people are not as familiar with this type of computer memory, it is not as recognizable as random access memory (RAM).

There are a couple other I want to tell you about, one of them is ROM and the other is cache memory. ROM (Read Only Memory) is programmed in such a way that none of your information that has been put into your computer can not be changed in any way whatsoever, it is read only memory.

Cache memory is where certain processes, specific calculations and current applications are saved in the systems memory instead of being placed in the usual storage areas as the other ones are.

Knowing more about all the different types of computer memory may help you in determining whether or not your computer is ready for more computer memory or not.

Take care of your computer and it will function at its best, all the time.

Stay tune for more of the computer memory post.

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