Cache

What is it?

Cache is a form of computer memory, or high speed storage for frequently used data that helps your computer to run common tasks quickly and efficiently.

Cache can also mean online material that remains available to view, such as in internet search results, even after that information, or the website where the information was, no longer exists.

How does it work?

Cache memory is built into your computer's central processing unit (CPU) and stores instructions that are repeatedly needed to run the programs you use.

Why is it useful?

A lot of cache memory will mean your computer is fast and efficient.

Caching online means that you can often see material long after it has been removed. Google search results often show the term cached at the bottom of right of your search results. By clicking on "cached", your search terms will be highlighted throughout the website page to better help you locate what you are looking for.

What do you need to keep in mind about your children and Cache?

When choosing a new or used computer, understanding cache memory and how much is available could make a big difference in terms of the computer's performance and usefulness to your child.

Want to know more?

If you are purchasing a new computer, make sure to compare cache memory with other brands and models.

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