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Old 12-13-2005, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default can I get an explanation on these specific ram terms

I am just curious and cannot find any indepth ram guides out there...

unbuffered vs buffered
non-ecc vs ecc
what low density chips are
single sided chipset vs double sided chipset
PC 100Mhz vs PC 133Mhz

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Old 12-14-2005, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the only terms that i know are that Non-ECC and ECC is error checking that is a good feature. Sigle sided and double sided is when the memory is either on just one side of the stick or on both sided you will probable see double sided on like 512Mb RAM sticks. And the 100Mhz and 133Mhz is the operating frequency (i think that is spelled wrong) the faster the better.

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Old 12-14-2005, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The chip density thing should only be an issue if you have an older computer.

If I remember what I read on it correctly, some older computers will not recognize newer manufactured memory due to increased chip density during manufacture. There are brands out there that this is not a problem with but I'm at a loss to tell you which ones.

I believe the older Dells were one of the brands of computers mentioned that were affected by this problem.

Here is a link 4 u.

Hope this helps a little.

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