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Does a RAM retain data after the computer is turned off?

No , it holds data temporarily . It's ROM that retains data .


Can ROM retain data after the computer is turned off?

Sure. As long as the removable device is not damaged and can be read at a later time.



What type of memory will retain its data when the computer has been shut down?

That would be ROM or nonvolatile RAM. Standard dynamic or even static RAM will lose its data when the power is turned off.


What is the Difference between prom and RAM?

PROM is "Programmable Read Only Memory" RAM is "Random Access Memory" Prom is used to retain data even when the computer is turned off. RAM is used by the computer to run applications when the computer is running. RAM is high speed memory that can be read/written while the computer is running. Applications and data are loaded into RAM every time your computer is turned on. PROM, ROM, EPROM are all versions of memory that typically contain the same data every time the computer is turned on.


What part of a computer is used to store data?

there is a few places that store Data but only 2 areas that are perminet its the cmos chip and the Harddrive


Should i remove my harddrive before recycling my computer?

depends on several factors- 1) if there is any data on that harddrive you need, TAKE OUT THE HARDDRIVE. 2) if the harddrive is less than 120 GB, and the above is not true, GET RID OF IT. 3) if the harddrive is working, and number 2 is NOT true, KEEP IT. A working harddrive of decent size is always helpful to have around.


What does GB harddrive mean?

GB means giga bite while hard drive is where the computer stores data.


What is a computer when it is turned on and the operating system is being loaded?

A computer is loading data when it is turned on and the operating system is being loaded.


Is ram erased when computer is turned off?

Yes, RAM holds temporarily data and lost when the computer is turned off.



What is a hardrive in a computer?

A harddrive is a device that stores data which can be retrieved later by an operating system. A harddrive is commonly made with stacks of platters on which data is stored maganetically and is read by the read head (little devices that move around the platters connected by an armiture)



What does RAM in the computer means?

RAM = Random access memory. It is a volatile (loses all data stored when the computer is turned off) yet fast data storage device used in computers. Reading/writing to the harddrive takes a long time, due to moving parts, so the RAM acts as a go between to 'speed up' calculations.


Does a microprocessor retain data after the computer is turned off?

No. The microprocessor is simply a bunch of tiny switches that when switched a certain way process data according to a program. When you turn the power off all the switches are reset. To get the microprocessor to set the switches again it needs to get instructions from somewhere else, usually the BIOS, this is what it is doing when it boots. Only the BIOS and the hard drive retain data when there is no power.


How does Wipedrive erase data from computers?

Wipedrive erases data by deleting the files off your harddrive and cleaning all of it out and it pretty much resets your computer back to when you first got it.


Laptop will not start how to get the data from the harddrive?

I would recommend buying a USB hard drive enclosure that will fit your harddrive.




How do you transfer data from old ps3 harddrive to new one?

Procedures are on the related Playstation Network Link for upgrading harddrive


What is the limitation of computer memory?

If you are talking about RAM (Random Access Memory), one of the limitations is that it can not retain data after the power is removed. That means when you turn your computer off, all data in the memory goes away.


Which will not retain data after the computer is turned off?

Technically, volatile memory, typically implemented as random-access memory (RAM), will not retain its data unless power is applied. Note that "the computer being turned off" is an ambiguous statement. Most modern computers are always under power to some extend, unless mains cord and batteries are removed. This might include maintaining data storage in otherwise volatile memory. Also note that most modern operating systems support 'sleep' or 'hibernation' modes, during which the computer is powered down to the extend possible. Data which would be lost (such as data kept in RAM) is stored on a permanent storage media, typically a hard disk, during this time, and is being re-loaded when the computer returns to normal operation. While the RAM has lost its data during that period, saving and restoring it makes it appear to have persistent storage.


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