Difference between a RAM and ROM

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Hello there guys!

I really need someone to fully describe and explain the difference between these two..

What is RAM? What is ROM?

What makes these two different from one another?

Please answer this guys. Thanks.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #99472

Difference between a RAM and ROM

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Both Random Access Memory (RAM) and Read Only Memory (ROM) are types of the internal memory on your computer system. But they are differ from the data that they can store. ROM can store critical data and those that are read-only files or those that could not be written or altered while RAM is also a type of internal memory on a computer system that stores temporary files which can be altered and can be read or open.

They are also different on the chips. RAM has a changeable memory chip and ROM cannot be change. However, ROM can store long term.

 

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Difference between a RAM and ROM

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  • RAM (Random Access Memory) and ROM (Read Only Memory)
  • RAM was so named because any area of the memory can be quickly accessed without having to go through everything else.ROMs are made with the data built-in and there is no way to change it.
  • RAM is a volatile memory type, which means that it loses its content once power is removed. This is the reason why it cannot replace ROM, which retains its content even when not powered.
  • ROM is used for storing programs while RAM is used by programs to hold temporary data.
  • RAM is a type of memory that can be accessed non-sequentially while ROM is a type of memory that is only read in typical operation
  • ROM is non-volatile while RAM is volatile
  • RAM is considerably faster than ROM
     
Answered By 0 points N/A #195507

Difference between a RAM and ROM

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Hello Dear,

You have asked a very easy question. RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and ROM stands For Read Only Memory. RAM is also called volatile memory because when electric power fails, all of its data is deleted, whereas ROM is called non-volatile memory, because it is not affected when electric power is turned off.

RAM is used to read and write data. ROM only provides Data Reading. One cannot make any changes to ROM.

These are the basic differences of RAM and ROM.

I hope this helps you understand. Thanks.

 
Answered By 40 points N/A #99475

Difference between a RAM and ROM

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Dear Leslie,

It is so easy to understand the difference between RAM and ROM.

RAM stands for Random Access Memory. Ram is also called primary memory or main memory.

Its capacity is flexible, means we can increase or decrease its capacity. We can add more RAMs anytime when we desire.

It is used to store data, but only if the electric power is on. It is called volatile memory. If the electric power fails, the RAM will be cleaned out.

 

On the other hand, ROM stands for Read Only Memory.

We just can read the memory; you cannot add anything into ROM from yourself.

ROM is also called non volatile memory. If the electric power fails, it will not lose data in it.

We cannot increase or decrease the capacity of ROM.

I hope this is enough to clear you concept.

Thanks

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