_____________ Memory is Volatile.

Skill/Topic: Memory, Abstract Data Types, and Addresses
A) Cache
B) Random Access
C) Virtual
D) Main
Explanation: Random Access Memory is also called a Main Memory. It is called a Volatile memory because; instructions and data contained in main memory are lost once the computer is powered down.

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  • Jan 17th, 2006

random access memory is volatile .


  • Mar 24th, 2006

main memory....because when computer is on this memory will be worked....other thing not worked...


  • Aug 23rd, 2006

RAM is volatile.

Because, at the time of system is ON the Ram has data and the system is in OFF state, it has no data i.e. it is free. It won't reside any information when it is in OFF state.

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  • Oct 30th, 2006

RAM is volatile since the data is present only when the power is ONROM is non-volatile since the data is present in ROM even when the power is OFF

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  • Dec 12th, 2006

RAM -> Random Access Memory

any memory component that loses data with the lose of power is called volatile.

So cache memory and main memory both are volatile as they lose data on power off.

next Random access is a method of accessing like sequential, associate etc., not a devise. Both RAM and ROM are Random access. difference is RAM is volatile where as ROM is non-volatile.

So the answer is Cache memory, Main memory usually RAM

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A) Cache
        -- if this is CPU cache, it is volatile. Basically it depends what kind of cache the submitter of the question is talking about. If the cache resides on HDD then its non-volatile.
B) Random Access
        -- is volatile, needs power to sustain.
C) Virtual
        -- reason same as A. Virtual memory in case of OS resides on HDD so it could be non-volatile.
D) Main
       -- RAM is main so its Volatile

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