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Bits and Bytes

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A lesson about organization of the computer memory.

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Bits and Bytes

  1. 1. MEMORY 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ +-+ Each 'box' represents a single binary digit and its position in a storage location, known as 'memory'. The 'value' of a binary digit in any position is shown. A 32-bit computer processes four bytes at a time
  2. 2. BITS & BYTES 1 BIT - stands for Binary digIT 1 Byte = 8 bits ½ byte = 1 nibble = 4 bits 2x byte = 1 word = 16 bits 2x word = 1 long word = 32 bits 1KByte = 1,024 bytes = 210 1MByte = 1,048,576 bytes = 220 1GByte = 230 bytes 1TByte = 240 bytes

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