revised 01/18/99; 01/16/00

CHAPTER 3—Computer Memory

Recall from chapter one that the major hardware components of a computer system are:

This chapter looks at main and secondary memory.

Chapter Topics:


(Educated Guess: ) If you bought a new computer, about how much main memory would you expect it to have: 128 bytes, 64 kilobytes, 4 megabytes, or 64 megabytes? (Hint: Encarta (a multimedia encyclopedia) needs a minimum of 16 megabytes.)