Understanding The Types Of Memory

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This module will focus on understanding the different types of memory.

ROM Memory
EPROM - Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EEPROM - Electrically Erasable Programmable ROM

RAM Memory
DRAM - Dynamic RAM
SRAM - Static RAM
CMOS RAM - Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
Shawdow RAM - Shadowing RAM
VRAM - Video RAM
WRAM - Windows RAM


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ____ is a type of memory that you cannot write to.

    • A.

      RAM

    • B.

      DRAM

    • C.

      ROM

    • D.

      WRAM

    Correct Answer
    C. ROM
    Explanation
    ROM stands for Read-Only Memory. It is a type of memory that can only be read from, but not written to. This means that the data stored in ROM is permanent and cannot be changed or modified. ROM is commonly used to store firmware or software instructions that are essential for the operation of a computer or electronic device. Unlike RAM (Random Access Memory) or DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory), which can be both read from and written to, ROM provides a non-volatile storage solution. WRAM is not a recognized type of memory.

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  • 2. 

    Information is written to the ____ chips by the manufacturer and this information cannot be changed.

    • A.

      SROM

    • B.

      Shadow RAM

    • C.

      DRAM

    • D.

      ROM

    Correct Answer
    D. ROM
    Explanation
    ROM stands for Read-Only Memory. It is a type of non-volatile memory chip where information is written by the manufacturer and cannot be changed or modified by the user. This means that the data stored in ROM remains intact even when the power is turned off. ROM is commonly used to store firmware, boot loaders, and other essential system software that needs to be permanently stored and cannot be altered.

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  • 3. 

    Software written to a ____ chip is called firmware.

    • A.

      FlashRIM

    • B.

      DDRAM

    • C.

      RAM

    • D.

      ROM

    Correct Answer
    D. ROM
    Explanation
    Firmware refers to software that is permanently stored in a chip. ROM (Read-Only Memory) is a type of chip that contains non-volatile memory, meaning the data stored in it is not lost when power is turned off. Therefore, software written to a ROM chip is called firmware.

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  • 4. 

    ____ is a type of memory that normally cannot be written to because it is a variation of ROM.

    • A.

      SRAM

    • B.

      DRAM

    • C.

      EPROM

    • D.

      CMOS RAM

    Correct Answer
    C. EPROM
    Explanation
    EPROM stands for Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It is a type of memory that can be written to and erased multiple times, unlike traditional ROM. EPROM retains its data even when the power is turned off, making it non-volatile. However, it requires exposure to ultraviolet light for erasing the data, hence the term "erasable." This characteristic differentiates it from other types of memory, such as SRAM, DRAM, and CMOS RAM, which are volatile and can be written to more easily.

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  • 5. 

    An ____ chip is a special ROM chip that the manufacturer can reprogram by using a speacil programming device that uses ultraviolet light.

    • A.

      DDRAM

    • B.

      ROM

    • C.

      EPROM

    • D.

      VRAM

    Correct Answer
    C. EPROM
    Explanation
    An EPROM chip is a special ROM chip that the manufacturer can reprogram by using a special programming device that uses ultraviolet light. Unlike other types of ROM chips, EPROM chips can be erased and reprogrammed multiple times. This makes them useful for applications that require frequent updates or changes to the stored data.

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  • 6. 

    A new implementation of ROM is called ____ or flash ROM.  The manufacturer writes the software instuctions into the ROM.

    • A.

      VRAM

    • B.

      BIOS

    • C.

      EEPROM

    • D.

      RAM

    Correct Answer
    C. EEPROM
    Explanation
    The correct answer is EEPROM. EEPROM stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It is a type of ROM that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. In the given question, the manufacturer writes the software instructions into the ROM, which aligns with the characteristics of EEPROM.

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  • 7. 

    You can update the software on the ____ by running a speacil software setup program provided by the manufacturer.

    • A.

      EEPROM

    • B.

      POST

    • C.

      EPROM

    • D.

      BIOS

    Correct Answer
    A. EEPROM
    Explanation
    You can update the software on the EEPROM by running a special software setup program provided by the manufacturer. EEPROM stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory, which is a type of non-volatile memory that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. This type of memory is commonly used to store firmware or software that can be updated or modified. By running the special software setup program, users can easily update the software on the EEPROM to ensure that their device or system is running the latest version.

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  • 8. 

    Remember that EEPROM is better known as ____ ROM.

    • A.

      BIOS

    • B.

      FLASH

    • C.

      POST

    • D.

      ROM

    Correct Answer
    B. FLASH
    Explanation
    EEPROM stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It is a type of non-volatile memory that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed. EEPROM is commonly used in electronic devices to store small amounts of data that need to be retained even when the power is turned off. However, when it comes to larger storage capacities and faster read/write speeds, FLASH memory is preferred. FLASH memory is a type of EEPROM that allows for larger storage capacities and faster data transfer rates. Therefore, EEPROM is better known as FLASH ROM.

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  • 9. 

    As hardware improves, you need to update your ____ code so that your system is aware of these hardware improvements/

    • A.

      POST

    • B.

      FIRMWARE

    • C.

      BIOS

    • D.

      ROM

    Correct Answer
    C. BIOS
    Explanation
    As hardware improves, you need to update your BIOS code so that your system is aware of these hardware improvements. The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is responsible for initializing hardware components during the boot process and providing the necessary communication between the operating system and the hardware. Updating the BIOS code ensures that the system can recognize and utilize the new hardware enhancements effectively.

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