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Old 09-26-2005, 06:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is there any way to gain information about ram memory just by looking at them? Whether they are edo, dram, simm, dimm etc?how many megs they have?

also can you tell a broken memory other then trial and error?

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well as far as broken goes, look for burn marks and damage. It's hard to visually find defects, so you have to test it out in a compatible motherboard.

EDO ram is pretty stubby with very large black things

PC 100 and 133 are divided into 3 sections of pins, whereas all DDR ram is divided in 2 sections of pins, bearing 184 pins.

Just do a little research as to this, run a search and google it. see what you come up with.


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