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Old November 17th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Impact9 View Post
When did volatile memory stopped using electrical power to store information?
You're correct so far...

The more apps you have running the more power it's going to use.
...and then you dropped the ball. The hardware doesn't only supply power to part of the volatile memory. All of it is powered at all times, because the hardware only knows '0' and '1'. It has no concept of "this memory address isn't being used, and doesn't need to be powered".
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