What is RAM

What does ram do?

Ram or random access memory is the best known form of computer memory. It is the memory available to programs. For example, a computer with 8MB RAM has approximately 8 million bytes of memory that programs can use.

Why is RAM so important?

When a computer runs a program, the microprocessor loads the executable file from the program into the computer's RAM. Some programs contain a large amount of data that needs to be loaded onto the RAM in order to properly function. If there is not enough space in the memory, this can cause the computer to run slowly.