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Chapter 4

Primary Memory

CHAPTER OUTLINE
4.1 INTRODUCTION

Computers are used to perform various tasks in science, engineering, business, education, entertainment and many other fields. They work at high speed, can handle large volumes of data with great accuracy and have the ability to carry out a specified sequence of operations without human intervention. The CPU handles the processing of data and presents the results with the help of output devices. However, the CPU requires memory to process the data, hold the intermediate results and to store the output. So, computer memory refers to the electronic holding place for instructions ...

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