True/False: All information that a computer is currently working on is stored in main memory.
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Main memory or internal memory is a computer memory that a processor or computer accesses directly. Main memory has limited storage capacity and is volatile. Using the main memory the computer can run applications and services that are temporarily stored in a specific memory location.
Main memory is a volatile memory. Data in main memory is lost in case power is switched off. A main memory is faster than secondary memory. A computer cannot run without the main memory.
Main memory includes internal storage medium like hard disk that is fixed inside the computer. RAM(random access memory) is a main memory. RAM refers to a device that is used to store information for immediate use in a computer.
Main memory is the essential storage component in computer system. The data of currently running applications and programs are stored in the main memory which is the temporary storage location for short period of time.
These data are generally stored in Random Access Memory or RAM which is also a type of main memory.
Since the CPU can only fetch instructions and data from main memory that is why all the information that a computer is currently working on are stored in main memory. In this way the processor can easily access required application programs and data in less amount of time.