By William Thomson


.RAM stands for Random Access Memory.

.Data is deleted when the computer is turned off.

.This is where the Operating System is stored.

.Varies from 4gb to 128gb of ram in DDR2, DDR3 or DDR4

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.ROM stands for Read Only Memory.

.Stores data that the PC may need to use in the future.

.When shut down data is kept.

Backing Storage

Backing storage is located outside of the processor. The files on your computer are saved to backup in case of loss of data from main memory. Backing storage includes external storage such as hard drives, memory sticks and CD/DVD drives.