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MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Sakamoto said his company had commanded around 40% of global market for mobile RAM chips until the end of last year.
Personal computers, however, will still use the inexpensive dynamic RAM chips and hard drives.
With the price of RAM chips tumbling over the last year, 8Mb now looks like false economy.
TwinStar's Richardson, Texas, facility will produce 16- and 64-megabit CMOS dynamic RAM chips and is expected to begin production in May of 1996.
RAM chips are standardized according to speed and memory size and can be used in a variety of computers.
The type of exTEnded or exPAnded RAM chips used for program memory purposes are known as dynamic RAM (DRAM), and tend to operate at relatively slower speeds than SRAM.
With 1-megabit (Mb) RAM chips, the capacity of each module is 64MB.
Some models even have separate doors for upgrading RAM, making it easy for the user to replace the RAM chips by themselves without voiding the warranty.