Chapter 16. Memory

About the only time most people think about the memory in their computers is when they don't have enough. And all they care to learn about it is how to add more—or, better still, get someone else to do it for them.

They've got the right idea. With modern computers, memory isn't that big of a deal. In the past, you had to worry about all sorts of different kinds of memory with odd names and obscure functions. Now you can be safe in dealing with memory. Just go to the store, hand over your plastic, and take home all the memory you need.

Well, it's not quite that easy. What you don't know about memory can be a big handicap and can lead to your buying a handful of unusable chips and even a computer that no longer works. Moreover, ...

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