You've probably heard about RAM when people talk about computers -- how much RAM a desktop might need, whether or not someone is adding more RAM to their laptop and so on. How does RAM store certain types of data? What are some of the different kinds of RAM? How reliable is it?
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What does RAM stand for?
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The most common form of RAM is:
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How often does a memory controller automatically refresh memory in dynamic RAM?
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On what substance are memory cells etched?
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What sets static RAM apart from dynamic RAM?
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Memory chips are normally available as part of what type of card?
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Which of the following is not a type of RAM?
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RAM is usually sold in multiples of how many megabytes?
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The first types of boards and connectors used for RAM were called what?
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What does the method known as parity do?
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In addition to the CPU, what computer component can have significant RAM?
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Cache memory is:
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A single transaction between the system memory and the CPU is known as:
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The access time that it takes for the CPU to draw on memory can range from:
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Which of these activities is not memory intensive?
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When you change a memory card on your computer, you should:
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1 gigabyte of RAM is equal to how many kilobytes?
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What invention did IBM’s Robert Dennard patent in 1968?
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Core memory, which relied on magnetism, was used in all computers until 1976. What material did it utilize?
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How much RAM came with the Altair, one of the first personal computers?
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