short for parameter RAM.
On Macintosh computers
, PRAM is a small portion of RAM
used to store
information about the way the system
. For example, parameter RAM holds the date and time, desktop
settings, volume settings, and other control data
set with control panels
. Parameter RAM is powered by a battery, so it does not lose its contents when the power is turned off.
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