Today in this world of technology every one of us knows about Ram, Its Random Access Memory and when ask people what do they know about Ram they say the more the Ram is the more the faster the device will be, well let me tell you its true but up to some extent, the speed of your device also depends on processor and some more factors like operating system, etc. So in this article, I will tell you what is Ram in detail and what are its features.
What is Ram?
Everyone Knows Ram stands for Random Access Memory, But What is it and what does it do? Ram is hardware in Gadgets, smartphone or a computer that temporarily stores data that is in current use so that processor can quickly access it. Moreover, we can say that the operating system (OS), application programs and data in current use are kept so they can be quickly reached by the device’s processor. This type of memory is volatile and all information that was stored in RAM is lost when the computer is turned off. Volatile memory is a temporary memory while ROM (read-only memory) is non-volatile and holds data permanently when the power is turned off.
Why does our computer needs RAM?
Well, the answer is our computer needs RAM to Use Data Quickly.Ram is also referred to as main memory, primary memory, or system memory. Compared to normal memory (i.e Harddisk), RAM memory tends to be a lot faster. Let me explain this with an example, Every time you open a program, it gets loaded from the hard drive into the ram. This is because reading data from the RAM is much faster than reading data from the hard drive. Running programs from the RAM of the computer allows them to function without any lag time. The more RAM your computer has, the more data can be loaded from the hard drive into the RAM, which can effectively speed up your computer. So, RAM is the main memory in a computer, and it is much faster to read from and write to than other kinds of storage, such as a hard disk drive (HDD), solid-state drive (SSD) or optical drive.
When the computer boots, the part of your operating system and applications, drivers are loaded into Ram, which allows the central processing unit (Cpu) to process instructions faster and speeds up the boot process. After the operating system has loaded, each program you open, such as the browser you’re using to view this page, is loaded into memory while it is running. If too many programs are open, the computer will swap the data in the memory between the RAM and the hard disk drive.
A computer’s speed and performance depend upon the amount of memory in the computer. If a computer does not have enough memory to run the operating system and software programs being used, it will result in a slower performance. More memory in a computer allows it to efficiently run the operating system and any software programs, reducing or eliminating the need for files and data to be swapped in and out of memory every second.