NT1110 Computer Structure and Logic
Chapter 6: Memory and Storage
1. A computer storage location that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations within the DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) on a memory module.
2. A page file is stored on the computer hard drive that is used as a temporary location to store information that is not currently being used by the computer RAM.
3. Memory module type, memory chip type used on the module, memory module speed, error checking, allowable module sizes and combinations, the number of modules needed per bank of memory, whether the system requires or supports dual-channel memory, the total number of modules that can be installed.
4. Most commonly found memory modules in PC compatible personal computers and workstations. Stores its information in a cell containing a capacitor and transistor; these cells must be refreshed with new electricity every few milliseconds allowing the memory to keep its charge and hold the data as long as needed.
5. Static Random Access Memory, computer memory that requires a constant power flow in order to hold information. Quicker than DRAM and commonly used in cache and video card memory.
6.Synchronous DRAM, a type of DIMM memory that synchronizes itself with the computer’s system clock to provide a synchronization between the memory and the computer processor.
7. The primary benefit of DDR3 is the ability to transfer I/O data at eight times the speed of the memory cells it contains. DDR3 standard allows for chip capacities of 512 megabits to 8 gigabits, effectively enabling a maximum memory module size of 16 gigabytes.
8. Single In-line Memory Module, a circuit board that holds up to nine memory chips per board, the ninth chip usually an error checking chip
9. Dual In-line Memory Module, a circuit board chip that has a 64-bit path because of the Pentium