What is Cache Memory in a Computer and How Does it Work?

    1. Cache memory is a small memory compartment in a computer that is located within the processor.
    2. Cache memory can also be set up near the computer processor and the two are connected using data buses.
    3. It is a temporary holding memory from which the processor fetches instructions.
    4. It works like a small RAM closer to the processor.
    5. Cache memory stores data copies from the applications that you frequently use.
    6. This enables the processor to act quickly on these instructions for a fast response time.
    7. The processor is able to first search for data in the nearer cache memory, before extending the search to the RAM if the data is not in the cache.


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