What are the characteristics of primary memory of computer?

Submitted by frndzzz on Sun, 01/30/2022 - 15:52

Some points on characteristics of primary memory are listed below. So let us know more about primary memory in a computer.

Some characteristics of primary memory of the computer are:

  • Primary memory is usually expensive compared to secondary memory as it is available in a limited size.
  • Primary memory in a computer is faster compared to secondary memories
  • Primary memory is also known as main or internal memory in a computer.
  • Primary memory is volatile memory.
  • Data is lost in case power is turned off.
  • A computer cannot run without the primary memory or main memory.
  • Accessing data from primary memory is much quicker as it is an internal memory of a computer.
  • Random Access memory or primary memory is more immediate because of the processor.
  • Primary memory is available with the CPU of the computer.