Solved Ram memory 1.00 GB yet drives 222GB Tags: RAM Windows Vista Memory Storage Last response: June 2, 2014 4:02 PM in Storage Share suzonka June 2, 2012 12:46:01 PM I would like to know why my dell desk top with vista ie9 has a RAM of only 1.00 GB yet the drive c and D have over a total of 222 GB ? More about : ram memory drives 222gb Reply to suzonka Traildriver a b G Storage June 2, 2012 1:41:39 PM Two different things RAM is/are chips attached to the MB. Hard drive GBs are the memory space on the platters of the HD. Turn off the PC and the data in the RAM disappears. Hard drive data is always there Reply to Traildriver m 0 l Best solution Pinhedd a c 129 } Memory a c 87 G Storage June 2, 2012 1:45:41 PM Those are two different types of memory. RAM is volatile. As soon as your PC loses power everything that is stored in RAM is lost. This is known as "primary storage" Hard Drives are non-volatile. Once something has been written to a hard drive it is there until it is overwritten. This is known as "secondary storage" So what's the difference? Speed RAM is extremely fast. It's like looking at a blackboard, everything is there infront of you and easy to find. Hard drives are slow. They're a lot like a textbook, everything is in there but you'll have to look in the index first to find it and then sift through the pages until you get to the right spot. The hard drive can hold a lot more data then the RAM, but the RAM can produce data roughly 500-1000 times faster. There are other types of primary storage such as cache memory which exists on the CPU and other types of secondary storage such as optical media, solid state devices and tape drives. Hope this helped! Reply to Pinhedd Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer suzonka June 2, 2014 4:02:53 PM Traildriver said:Two different things RAM is/are chips attached to the MB. Hard drive GBs are the memory space on the platters of the HD. Turn off the PC and the data in the RAM disappears. Hard drive data is always there thank you Reply to suzonka m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources unstable ram problem? only using 2.22gb out of 8gb? Forum Brand new 16gb ram alienware laptop.. memory usage 100% .. ?! Forum 100 Gb ram memory Question Forum Solvedwhat memory slots do i install my two 8gb ddr3 2400 ram sticks on the msi z97 gaming 7 ? Forum SolvedUpgrading RAM memory - Currently 2x2gb DDR3 - Adding 2x4gb DDR3 Forum SolvedI just experienced the worst scare yet with my build trying to OC my ram. Win8, Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600 (Custom Timings) Forum Solvedi have bought hp 10" laptop AMD A4 1200APU with 1.00 gh with 2 gb ram. window 8 is preinstalled. the speed of computer is very Forum SolvedChoosing 16GB 2133MHz RAM memory - Corsair vs Kingston Forum SolvedHow to upgrade my laptop memory RAM-memory: 2Gb Single-channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24) Forum Motherboard and Windows detecting 8gb of RAM (2 Identical Sticks) yet only making 4gb Available Forum Solvedhow much memory of 4gb ddr2 ram is used Forum SolvedHi Igot a Intel(R) Pentium 4, 2.40GHz, 2.39GHz machine with 1.00GB RAM and 149GB hard disk space Forum SolvedBest 8/16gb memory Ram selection for this MB Forum Solvedi have installed 6gb of ram one 4gb 1600mhz and another 2gb 1600mhz my pc shows total memory installed 6gb but only 3.88 usabl Forum SolvedBest 8gb memory ram? Forum SolvedRampage III extreme memory compatibility with Kingston KHX1600C10D3B1/8G (Kingston Desktop HyperX RAM DDR3 1600MHz - 8GB.) Forum Solvedmy vga card is 256MB gforce 8400. when im fixed 2GB Ram, total available graphic memory comes to 1GB. then can i play games in Forum SolvedI have Dell 760 Core 2 duol (3.16) SFF4Gb Ram.Its builtin VGA is intel family chipset (Q45) having memory of 1248 Mb.i Forum Solved16GB DDR3 RAM memory module for desktop pc? Forum SolvedI have 6GB RAM but whenever i wanna play a game it says that the avilable physical memory is 0.00k what can i do ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !