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question about memory access

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#1 davers


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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:29 AM

Hello. This might be a dumb question but I would like to know. Can someone explain to me how a memory cell is addressed as a byte instead of a bit? From the research I have done, it appears that the majority of memory in modern computers is 'byte addressable'. I am guessing that it has to do with the physical manufacturing of the memory in such a way that individual bits of storage can be grouped together and accessed as a byte?

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#2 meuchel


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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:12 PM

the smallest addressable form of data is a byte.
if you change the bits in a byte you get a different byte.
you would only address a bit on a binary platform i would assume.

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