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Increasing the RAM of a computer typically improves performance because: (A) Virtual memory increases (B) Larger RAMs are faster (C) Fewer page faults occur (D) Fewer segmentation faults occur

Answer: (C)

Explanation: When there is more RAM, there would be more mapped virtual pages in physical memory, hence fewer page faults. A page fault causes performance degradation as the page has to be loaded from secondary device.

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