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RAM = Random Access Memory. That's the volatile high speed memory that is used inside a computer that lets you store internal applications and data. Everything written to RAM is lost when you turn off the computer, so usually, important data is written to a long-term storage device, such as a disk or "Flash Memory". CPU = Central Processing Unit. It is also sometimes called the ALU or Arithmetic Logic Unit. It's the part of the computer that makes decisions and causes things to happen. The CPU has built in instructions that allow it to perform some very basic tasks, such as: Add the contents of register 1 to the contents of register 2 and store the results in register 2. If the contents of register 1 are greater than the contents of register 2, continue execution of this program at line 101, otherwise continue execution at the next line. There are many such "low level" commands that are executed by the CPU, and when these simple commands are being executed at a rate of over 1 million instructions per second, you get some pretty amazing results.

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Is ram part of the CPU?

RAM can be part of the CPU.

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The Northbridge interacts between the CPU and RAM.

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CPU stands for Central Processing Unit RAM stands for Random Access Memory

How can CPU RAM be converted to GPU RAM?

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Is the RAM in the CPU?

no, it plugs into the motherboard. usually to the right of the CPU

Why is the speed of the CPU dependent on the RAM?

In certain applications, the overall speed may be dependent on the RAM. If you have a fast CPU but very little RAM then your performance will be slowed.

Is ram automatically built in the CPU?


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Is RAM stored directly on the CPU?

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How do you know which CPU RAM and motherboard are compatible?

First of all I would choose a motherboard, as you choose RAM and a CPU that will go with your mother board. So if your motherboard is a AM2+ Socket, any AMD AM2+ socket CPU will fit into it and if it has DDR2 RAM Slots, then you are required to get DDR2 RAM

Difference between the ram and pram model?

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What form of RAM is more accessible to the CPU then regular ram?

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Which medium used between CPU and ram increases speed of CPU?

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Where is the CPU stack is placed?

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Will CPU frequency affect ram I fitted new batt to motherboard and selected default settings And now RAM has dropped in value quite considerably is this due to CPU frequency?

There is no connection between CPU frequency and ram value. But you meant ram frequency then it's possible nowadays motherboards allow to overclock factory settings by setting up higher values for CPU and ram voltages. Usually when you are overclocking FSB the ram frequency changes too.

How to determining the optimum RAM Speed for a given CPU Is there a formula for Determining optimum RAM speed for a given CPU?

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What ram is used for give example?

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What are the main characteristics of a computer system?

cpu, ram

Why is the frame required in a graphics workstation?

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