RAM is Used as a Short Memory in a Computer Because it:

  1. Is very expensive
  2. Is volatile
  3. Is programmable
  4. Has less capacity
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 28th June 2015 in Computers.
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    Is Volatile

    RAM is used as a Short Memory in a Computer because it is volatile memory and requires power to keep the data accessible, if electricity power is lost all data contained in memory lost. Other types of non-volatile memory such as erasable programmable read only memory. RAM is alternatively referred to as main memory, primary memory or system memory Random Access Memory which is hardware device that allows information to be stored and retrieved on a computer.

    Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 7th July 2015.
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