Does RAM store any information?

By bigredmachine
Mar 24, 2007
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  1. I am replacing my hard drive this week because of some viruses, I am wondering if I should also replace the RAM. Is it cleared every time there is no power going to it or does it store information all the time? I dont want to install a new Hd and there be a virus hidden on the RAM, if thats how it works.
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,407   +6

    Every time you shut down your computer, the RAM contents should be cleared. Instead of replacing your hard drive though, why don't you just reformat? That should wipe everything.
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