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Computer Memory and its types

Introduction

The term memory denotes physical device used to store program and data. It stores data in temporary or permanent basis for use in computer and storage data in the form of chip. A memory is just like a human brain. It is the storage space in computer where data is to be processed and instruction required for processing is stored. Memory is divided into large number of small parts called cells. Each location or cell has a unique address which varies from zero to memory size minus one. For example if computer has 64k words, then this memory unit has 64 * 1024=65536 memory locations. The address of these locations varies from 0 to 65535.

Memory is divided into two types:

  • Primary Memory
  • Secondary Memory
Types of memory in detail

Types of memory in detail

 

Primary Memory

It is also (more…)

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