Conventional Memory

Technology / Computers / Conventional Memory: In a DOS environment, this would refer to a memory portion that is made available to DOS programs. In a typical DOS system, there is 1MB (megabyte) of address space available. Conventional Memory is allotted 640K of the address space. The other 384K of memory is used by the system and is called 'high memory'. Any memory beyond the 1MB is expanded memory.

Other Words for Conventional

Conventional Noun Synonyms: customary, habitual,ual, normal, regular, standard, orthodox, traditional, established, ordinary, everyday, common, commonplace, accustomed, received, agreed, reactionary, old-fashioned, stodgy, stuffy, old hat

Other Words for Memory

Memory Verb Synonyms: recall, recollection, retention
Memory Noun Synonyms: remembrance, honor, homage, respect, tribute, celebration

Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM)

Technology / Computers / Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM): This is a newer type of DRAM that has the ability to run at much higher clock speeds than conventional memory. SDRAM actually synchronizes itself with the CPU's bus and is capable of running at 100 MH MORE

Extended Memory

Technology / Computers / Extended Memory: This memory expands upon a DOS systems existing conventional memory. MORE

Expanded Memory

Technology / Computers / Expanded Memory: Anther term for Expanded Memory is EMS (Expanded Memory Specification). In a DOS based system there is 1 MB (megabyte) of address space available for main memory. 384K is for high-memory and 640K is f MORE