I have chosen three computers to compare and contrast based on cache, RAM, hard disk, CPU computing power, and more. These information processing systems are computers that I have in my own home. In my research I have learned a good deal about my computers power and speed. Now I know what random access memory is.
The CPU does not extract data from permanent memory storage all the time. When applications are opened, it gets loaded into ram. The operating system is uploaded directly to the ram to make processing speed more efficient. There are many stages in the memory writing and reading systems of data processors. There are so many stages because some varieties of storage are very expensive, yet are needed for less time-consuming processes.…show more content… When you save a file from an application it is saved to the device appropriately located and when you exit the application data is removed from room ram. RAM memory is expensive to build and cache memory is even more expensive. This is why the tier system is put into play for memory and storage on computers.
The hard drive is also known as the virtual memory. This stage in the memory process on computers is the last in the pyramid arrangement. This phase of memory is cheap and ample. It requires a considerable amount of time for data to be written or read off of a hard disk. This is why it is the last point in the memory process.
First up, the Asus 2 in 1 touch screen. This computer wields a ram 6 GB, a cache memory 3 MB, and a total hard drive memory of 1tb. It has 3 USB ports as well. This computer power, speed, and memory space are rarely contested in its styles class. I can now fully appreciate the machine I have in my grasp now that I have researched it's make…show more content… While it is not the three allotted to the Asus, two will suffice for most users. Individuals with the need for more USB ports can look into USB hubs. This may cost the individual more money but wilneeneededdeddneed if, say the user has a USB powered mouse and a removable memory drive. In this case, there would be no more USB inputs available.
As Toshibaibaahiba, it has a cache memory of only 2 mb, a 4 gb, and a total hard drive memory of 500gb. It has 2 USB ports as well. The specs on this computer intrigue me beyond the others. I am interested in finding out why this price is not considerably lower in comparison.
In my opinion the Toshiba is by far the weakest computer out of all three. It's cache memory and ram are lacking in comparison. It's total hard drive space is thatHPfHPHP hp (500 GB) but half of the ASUS. Now it all makes sense to me, I noticed this computer runs considerably slower than the other two. The RAM and the cache are smaller and this is making data retrieval slower, hence a more painstaking process for the CPU.
I have learned that the CPU does not pull data directly from the hard drive all the time. There is a pyramid system set up to not only save money but increased processing speed. The first layer being the cache, the second being the RAM, and the final being the hard drive (permanent storage). Temporary storage helps in many