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New types of RAM could revolutionize your PC

Martyn Williams | Jan. 6, 2014
New chips that blur the line between computer memory and storage are starting to move beyond niche applications and could change how we use PCs, an industry analyst said Sunday.

Bringing persistent memory to PCs might introduce at least one problem.

"A lot of people, in order to recover from system crashes and problems, will restart their computers. Well, it's usually something bugged up in the memory, so if my memory stays even when I turn it off, then I have to find new ways of doing that," said Coughlin.

As a result, computer makers might be forced to make more reliable systems, he said.


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