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Computer Memory - Definition

Memory is something that stores, preserves and recalls data when needed. You have this capability and memory inside computers is an electronic incarnation of this concept. Computer memory is used to store data that needs to be access by the Central Processing Unit (CPU). It is the CPU that performs the laborious tasks where the memory acts as the storage for uncompleted tasks and other relevant information needed to accomplish those tasks. Although the term Computer Memory is commonly used to refer to RAM, there are various other forms of memory inside a computer such as the hard disk drive.


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