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RAM is an acronym for random access memory, a type of silicon chip tucked inside the guts of your computer.

RAM is the worktable of your computer, the space where it holds applications - whether a word processor, spreadsheet or game - while you use them. Printers, fax machines, personal organizers and many other electronic devices also often have RAM.The amount of RAM your computer has is measured in mega-bytes, usually representated like this: xMB. Last December, a high-end computer came with 8MB of RAM. Now, 32MB of RAM is becoming standard.

The more RAM a device has, the more applications you can open at once and the bigger they can be. That last point is important with today's multimedia software.

RAM provides a temporary work space; there won't be a permanent record of your work or game progress or whatever until you save it to the hard drive of your computer.