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revised: 01/18/99, 01/16/00, 01/09/06, 08/22/08

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:

QUESTION 1:

(Educated Guess: ) If you bought a new computer, about how much main memory would you expect it to have: 256 bytes, 256 kilobytes, or 256 megabytes?