Learn facts about RAM.
What does RAM stand for and what is it?
Different types of RAM
There are two different types of RAM:
- DRAM (dynamic random access memory)
- SRAM (static random access memory)
The two types of RAM differ in the technology they use to hold data, with DRAM being the more common type. In terms of speed, SRAM is faster. DRAM needs to be refreshed thousands of times per second while SRAM does not need to be refreshed, which is what makes it faster than DRAM.