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Well the government claims they can pull tons of information off RAM even if the computer has been shut down for awhile.

Will some random guy be able to do this? No. I wouldn't worry.

HA sucks for the government. I overclock the crap out of my ram until it dies.
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Well the government claims they can pull tons of information off RAM even if the computer has been shut down for awhile.

Will some random guy be able to do this? No. I wouldn't worry.

No they don't. At best, this is what they can do : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_boot_attack

I've heard the same kind of thing for hard drive, that they could physically look up old bits "imprinted" on the drive, which is more proof of concept than anything and can' t really be done with satisfactory results.

If you're sure of what you're saying then by all means, post some info on it, I'm interested ! smile.gif
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LoL...
You are safe...you are totally safe...no data can permanently be stored in RAM or be accessible by a random guy....

Even if "sensitive" data where to be "left" in it, installing windows on a new HDD will surely flush most of it out.
No need to be paranoid. wink.gif
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