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Which of the following statements about RAM is 'false'?


1. The running components of the application software and files are temporarily stored on the RAM for the processor so that they can be accessed while performing the operation.
2. It is one of the primary memories of a computer.
3. RAM means Random Access Memory.
4. Content of RAM is not lost when the computer is turned off.

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Content of RAM is not lost when the computer is turned off.

Content of RAM is not lost when the computer is turned off is not a correct statement.

  • Content of RAM is lost when the computer is turned off.

  • Storage Unit
    • A storage device is a piece of hardware that is primarily used for storing data.
    • Digital storage is measured in megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB), and, these days, terabytes (TB).
    • Computer memory is of two basic type –
      • Primary memory (RAM and ROM) and
      • Secondary memory (hard drive, CD, etc.).
  • Random Access Memory (RAM)
    • It is primary-volatile memory.
    • It is not a permanent memory.
    • Its data is lost when the computer is switched off.
  • Read-Only Memory (ROM)
    • It is primary-non-volatile memory.
    • It is also called read-write memory or the main memory or the primary memory.

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  • Cache
    • A cache is a reserved storage location that collects temporary data to help websites, browsers, and apps load faster.

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