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parameter RAM

See PRAM.



PRAM

(1) (Phase Change RAM) Pronounced "P-ram. See phase change memory.

(2) (Parameter RAM) Pronounced "P-ram." A battery-backed part of the Macintosh's memory that holds Control Panel settings and the settings for the hidden desktop file. If the command and option keys are held down at startup, the desktop settings are cleared and a dialog to rebuild the desktop is initiated.



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