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RAM

RAM (Random Access Memory)

a COMPUTER memory device from which data can be read and on to which data can be written. The contents of such memory can be added to, or erased, by an operator. RAM is incorporated in microchips which allow the operative access to any part of the memory without having to move sequentially through the contents of the memory from start to finish.

RAM

Short for reverse annuity mortgage. See reverse mortgage.

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Since data is usually accessed in a sequential manner, some of that data could be stored in (much faster) RAM memory.
A 100 MHz or better Pentium microprocessor should be running the show with at least 16 MB of RAM memory to juggle information and at least 1 GB of hard drive space for program storage.
When I moved to Washington, DC in 1986 to join an HMO development firm, I sold the TI Portable Pro and took the TI Business Pro, with its large hard disk space (40 MB), ample RAM memory (2 MB), and fast processor (80286).
90 MHz Pentium processor, 8Mb of extended data output RAM memory, a 810Mb hard drive and litium ion battery.
Last year there was a laptop with i3 processor to our students provided with a RAM memory of 4GB.