The amount of random access memory, or RAM, needed varies from computer to computer. A simple computer properties check shows how much RAM is currently installed on a computer. More »

As of 2014, the recommended amount of RAM needed to play video games is 8GB to 16GB. Some video games may require a minimum 4GB of RAM. However, that may cause a performance issue with the game. More »

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Microsoft recommends 1GB as the minimum amount of RAM for a computer running Windows 8. The amount of computer memory required depends on the user's speed requirements, the programs planned to run on the computer and the... More »

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RAM is a short-term temporary form memory, as the memory is lost when the computer is turned off. RAM can also automatically be overwritten by computer programs that require the space. More »

There are two main functionality differences between RAM and flash memory: RAM is volatile and flash memory is non-volatile, and RAM is much faster than flash memory. RAM stands for Random Access Memory. More »

Primary memory is the internal working memory of a computer, and it includes RAM and the cache. Secondary storage is also called external memory, and it includes the computer’s hard drive. More »

RAM, short for random access memory, is used by computers to store data that is being used currently or was recently used. Accessing data stored in RAM is much quicker than directly accessing data stored on the hard driv... More »