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Upgrading and Repairing Servers by Barrie Sosinsky, Mark Edward Soper, Scott Mueller

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Chapter 5 Memory

This chapter discusses memory from both physical and logical points of view. First, we'll examine what memory is, where it fits into the server architecture, and how it works. Then we'll look at the various types of memory, their speeds, and the packaging of the chips and memory modules you can buy and install.

Memory Basics

Memory is the workspace for a server's processor. It is a temporary storage area where the programs and data being operated on by the processor must reside. Memory storage is considered temporary because the data and programs remain there only as long as the server has electrical power or is not reset. Before the server is shut down or reset, any data that has been changed should be saved to a more permanent ...

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