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Question about RAM and HDD, long story made short inside, 80/80.

#1ajko000Posted 8/24/2013 1:36:49 AM
So way back when I had this old Dell computer, and my mom's "friend" removed what looked like a RAM stick/chip, but when we rebooted all my save game data was gone from all my games. I wondered today, "If that was RAM... Then...?" Keep in mind this was an old computer, did older computers not use HDD? I don't remember the year, unfortunately.

Well, I don't know the specifics, but I want to know something. Does RAM have anything to do with your HDD? I always thought your HDD stored all the memory like your brain, then the RAM was what it needed to remember at that time, something like "active memory". Does RAM store data on it, or is it just used when it is actively needed? Such as when playing a game, using RAM would make sense, but why would it need to save anything? Isn't this what your HDD is for?


TLDR: Does RAM store non-active data on it? Does your HDD store active data on it? I always thought your HDD stored everything, then your RAM was used for what was what was being "remembered" or processed at that time, sort of like an "active" memory.
#2TimePharaohPosted 8/24/2013 1:38:23 AM
I was going to answer you but your false claim to 80/80 by doing it wrong (or even stating that in general) made me not.
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#3ajko000(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 1:40:08 AM
TimePharaoh posted...
I was going to answer you but your false claim to 80/80 by doing it wrong (or even stating that in general) made me not.


Deal with it, it's 2 AM here.
#4SlaynPosted 8/24/2013 2:02:20 AM
Not an 80/80, did not bother reading topic. Please close this topic and make another.
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