Without RAM, your computer is just a useless box

What is RAM, anyhow?

It’s one of the words we hear whenever we talk about computers. Our testosterone-driven generation – and that includes even computer fanatics of female persuasion – is of the view that the more RAM, the better. Fine. But: what is RAM, anyhow?

The official answer is that it’s not a word in the first place. It’s an acronym for Random Access Memory. It is the part of the computer that processes information.

Here, Andy Walker discusses everything about RAM in a question / answer format. The questions are genuine queries from our readers; the answers are genuine Andy Walker replies.

So what is RAM, anyhow?