shadow RAM

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a method of improving the performance of a PC by copying the contents of a slow ROM chip to a faster RAM chip when the computer is first switched on
  • noun duplicate memory locations accessed by a special code
  • noun read only shadow memory

Electronics

  • The copying of portions of a system's BIOS to a special area of RAM. RAM is typically much faster than BIOS. Also called shadow memory, or shadow ROM.
  • synonymshadow memory
  • synonymshadow ROM

General Science

  • noun duplicate memory location accessed by a special code
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