Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Computer Science A memory device in which information can be accessed in any order.

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  • random access memory
  • responsibility assignment matrix
  • reliability availability maintainability
  • radar absorbant material, a material absorbant to radar

Etymologies

r(andom-)a(ccess) m(emory).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • May 09, 2009 at 2:13 AM quick answer, no. because it's a virtualized environment and starts out with only 256 mb of ram, it doesn't run games well at all. even with the virtual RAM boosted to 1 Gb, performance wasn't very good for graphics usage. then again, maybe I was multitasking too much...

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  • I have 4 GB ram on an acer5920 and I thought 64bit Ubuntu would access all this and it did report all the RAM.

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  • Our machines have Quad core, the best hard drives money can buy, 64 bit machine, 4 GIG video ram, 16G-32G of RAM and MEP 2010 is still a beast.

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  • I think it should be stated that the main benefit of the 64-bit OS is the memory capabilities. 32bit windows just doesn't allow enough room for Civil3D to work in anymore. 64bit windows and 6 to 8 GB of ram will allow a FULL 4GB of RAM just for Civil3D to use.

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  • Since the MB will only support 4GB ram (according to Intel), that limits my RAM.

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  • This is DDR3 Ram and in the case of using X58 Classified board which accepts 4GB ram sticks, you need to have three sticks of RAM not just two.

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  • If your motherboard has four ram banks, with alternating colors (such as blue-black blue-black) insert two sticks of RAM in matching colors.

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  • While there, we adjust performance settings (in the advanced tab) to best performance and we set the virtual memory page file to a fixed size (custom size with initial = = maximum) of 1. 5x the amount of ram in the system (though this time, with the limited size of the SSD and the vast amount of RAM in the system, our page file is set to RAM + 512MB).

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  • Applications that need ram need it to store and retrieve data, and as the capacity needed increases, so also increases the time and energy spent pushing the data over the memory bus and the amount of latency injected into manipulating it due to memory swapping between RAM and CPU.

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  • I am having 512 & 256 mb ram how to check that the 2 RAMs are same frequency? hi friends i am having 2 RAM can i use them in same time aa?

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