Why is ram volatile memory?
Ram is a volatile memory because it is constructed with flip flops or capacitors mainly which is entirely dependent on power. If power is turned off the flip flop or capacitor losses the data and ram behaves as a volatile memory
Volatile memory is temporary memory that is lost when then computer is shut off (RAM). Non-volatile is permanent memory that that holds its data even when the computer is shut off (ROM, NVRAM). Volatile memory is memory that disappears after you turn off your computer RAM is a big example of that because all the memory on RAM disappears after you turn off your computer. Non-Volatile memory is memory that even if you turn off…
It can be either depending on the type of RAM. Dynamic RAM (DRAM) requires constant refreshing and will lose its data if power is lost whereas Static RAM (SRAM) will retain its memory state. The majority of RAM in computers is DRAM and volatile. The most common form of non-volatile memory is flash, widely used for USB memory devices.