Definition

Cache memory

Cache memory is a type of primary memory that is designed to increase the efficiency of the CPU. It is made up memory cells that are used to store data and instructions temporarily. The CPU searches cache memory for data and instructions before it searches RAM. Since cache memory is physically located closer to the CPU than is RAM, the computer can retrieve information from cache memory more quickly.

Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Program
    Program refers to a set of instructions given to a computer to accomplish various tasks. ...
  • General ledger systems
    General ledger systems generate the company’s income statements and balance sheets and ...
  • Strategic business plan
    The strategy that a company chooses to follow in order to capture and retain markets and ...
  • Multiprogramming
    Multiprogramming means a computing environment in which a number of users can run multiple ...
  • Star topology
    Star topology, one of the oldest network topologies, is an arrangement whereby a central ...