Definition of conventional memory in US English:

conventional memory


  • (in a computer running DOS) the first 640k of memory where programs to be run must be loaded.

    • ‘To prevent data destruction caused by noise margin degradation, a data protection transistor is added to the conventional memory cell, which consists of six transistors.’
    • ‘They are cheaper and easier to make than conventional memory cells, and could lead to lower operating voltages, the researchers said.’
    • ‘Because the controller is on-chip, the entire device looks like a conventional memory chip to the rest of the system.’