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1. The moment you turn on your computer, it begins to access its memory. BIOS, the software that boots up your computer, is located in which type of memory?
2. When looking at your computer's memory, you will come across the storage hierarchy, which separates storage into primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary storage refers to memory that is directly accessible to the CPU. What is another name for primary storage?
3. Computer memory can be referred to as either permanent or temporary. Of the following, which one is NOT a temporary storage area?
4. A computer's cache will hold data that is used most often to make it faster to access. There are various levels of cache, the first of which is a small amount of memory found inside the what?
5. RAM stands for random access memory and it can be static (SRAM) or dynamic (DRAM). SRAM stores a bit of data using which type of circuit?
6. The memory stored in the capacitor in a DRAM circuit has to be constantly refreshed, and this happens several times in a second. Why does it have to refresh so many times?
7. Flash memory is a type of permanent storage that is very convenient if you need to backup files or as a type of portable storage. Flash memory is used in which of the following devices?
8. Virtual memory acts like RAM, but it is actually a process or program that creates a paging file to move items from RAM into that file. Where does it create the paging file?
9. Secondary storage, like the hard drive, isn't directly accessible to the CPU like primary storage. What is another name for secondary storage?
10. Data can come from information stored in the computer's permanent storage, or it can come from peripheral devices, such as keyboards. Regardless of whether it is input through a peripheral device or taken from storage, which type of memory does most data go through first?
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