What is RAM?
RAM stands for Random Access Memory. Another term used for main memory is RAM.
It is called random access memory because data from RAM can be accessed
directly. RAM is also known as primary storage. It is used to store data and
instructions of a program while it is being executed.
Why is RAM called random access memory?
RAM is called random access memory because data and instructions from RAM can be
Why is RAM called volatile?
RAM is called volatile memory because data and programs stored in RAM are lost
when the power is turned off. So RAM is used to store data and instructions
Why is RAM called read/write memory?
RAM is called read/write memory because CPU can perform only read and write
operations on RAM. In read operation, CPU reads data or instructions from RAM.
Similarly, in write operation, CPU writes data, or instructions, or results of
calculations, into RAM.