What memory type is this?

Published on November 2nd, 2010 at 8:00 am

Last modified on August 13th, 2012 at 12:23 pm



You’ve run into a problem with a computer, and during the troubleshooting process you upgraded the BIOS version of the PC. What kind of memory allows you to update the BIOS code of the computer?

A) PROM

B) CD-ROM

C) DVD-ROM

D) EEPROM

E) It’s the square kind; it looks very chip-like.


The answer: D) EEPROM

Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory can be erased and written to many times, yet still maintain the state of the memory without any power source. For computer BIOS code, this is a perfect combination of constant state and upgradability.

Want to know more? Watch “Identifying Memory Types.”

Memory comes in many shapes and sizes. In this video, you’ll learn about RAM, ROM, static RAM, dynamic RAM, synchronous DRAM, and how to calculate the throughput rates of DDR memory.

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