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can ram be infected with a virus


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#1 spiffy251

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 02:09 PM

my last computer had many viruses and was kind-of crappy anyway... so i got a new computer i was just wondering if i transfered the ram from my last computer if this computer could get infected because of it

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#2 FutureGuru

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 04:13 PM

RAM is only used to store temporary data, as larger amounts help your PC run a little faster. The only part of a PC that stores your data for good is a hard drive. If you transfered that same one over to the new PC without formating it, then there is very much a possibility that the virus or spyware is still the causing the same problems.

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 12:58 AM

Dear spiffy,

Ram does not transfer anything when it is pulled out of circuit. At least no programmer has figured out how to plant permanent information on a temporary platform yet.

Thats the cool thing about Ram. The not so cool thing is it could become degraded which causes problems.

Let us know,

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 03:28 AM

junkdk is dead on.

Ram (Random access memory) is only active when it is powered. So shut off the electricity and it goes dead and retains nothing. You can move it around with no after effects.

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