CHAPTER 6RAM

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Objective 6.01 RAM Overview

Objective 6.02 Handling and Installing RAM

Objective 6.03 Troubleshooting RAM Errors

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PC users are curious people, and before long one of them is going to ask you, the learned PC tech, “Where are programs stored as they run?” Without hesitation, you might answer, “In your system RAM, of course!” If you’re like most techs, you might continue to talk about how RAM works until her eyes glaze over and she asks you to go away.

Many PC users falsely believe that programs run directly off of the PC’s hard drive. This is, of course, impossible, because even the fastest hard drive simply can’t keep ...

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