RAM Course

Out of RAM, out of luck. Brush up on your knowledge of RAM with this course covering RAM installation, technology, types and more.

40 minutes

Course description

RAM, or Random Access Memory, is crucial to computer operations. Take a closer look at what RAM can do for you with this course covering RAM technology, capacity, features, installation and more. What role does virtual memory play? What’s the difference between single- and double-sided versions of RAM? Make sure you know the facts before you sit for your cert exam!


Virtual Memory

Video - 00:06:00

All operating systems use virtual memory, a part of your mass storage set aside to act as (very slow) memory in case your real memory runs out.
Installing RAM

Video - 00:07:00

When installing RAM, the RAM slots, pairing and speed matching must all be considered.
RAM Features

Video - 00:07:00

DRAM varies in other ways, and different motherboards may or may not be able to take advantage of these features.
RAM Capacity

Video - 00:08:00

It’s important to understand RAM capacities and how sticks work together to provide the total memory for a system.
RAM Technology

Video - 00:11:00

Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) comes in a number of versions, and it’s important for techs to recognize these technologies and the speed rating systems used.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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