Related Articles
PC Repair

Home Theater

Electrical Repairs

Tool Reviews

Q & A Forums

Share |


Sign up to receive our free Maintenance Reminder newsletter

Learn More

The RAM Memory Module

The memory chips store information, temporarily, for short term use. A PC's memory is an entirely different thing from the hard disk "memory". The hard disk stores information "permanently" for long term use.

A PC's memory only contains information when the PC is on. When the PC is turned off, the information in the memory chips disappears. The information in memory is similar to a thought, it gets replaced when you start thinking about something else. Hard disk memory is like writing down the information and storing it in a filing cabinet.

I want more detailed information about memory

Overview Case Power Supply Motherboard CPU
Memory Hard Disk Floppy Disk CD & DVD Video
Sound Modem Mouse Keyboard Network

Search for Articles on Acme How To

Copyright © 2000 - 2015, Acme, Inc. All rights reserved. Contact us to obtain licensing. Use of this site is subject to certain Terms of use which constitute a legal agreement between you and Acme, Inc.