Computer Memory

Get a brief introduction to computer memory.

Just like a human brain, we can use computer memory to store, retain, process, and retrieve information in computers. The information may include the data required to run the system and the instructions to process that data. Each location in the memory can be accessed using a unique address starting from zero to memory size (last location) minus one. Ideally, computer memory can be divided into the following three types:

  • Cache memory
  • Primary memory (Main memory)
  • Secondary memory

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