The RAM Modules
The RAM modules are used by the computer in a similar way as one would use a draft when solving a problem/writing an essay. So the RAM is as vital to the functionality of the entire system as the CPU, motherboard and so on. Depending on the configuration you desire you have to make a choice of what kind of RAM Modules you need
- SIMM (Single Inline Memory Module) - 72 pin.
Observe the Keys. Works at a 5V, approximately 110 mm in length and can be of two types:
NOTE: Pentium processors work with EDO RAM and need simetrical pairs (i mean amount not identical chips) ex: two pices of 4 Mb. If you like 32 Mb, (depending on your motherboard) you can have 4*8 Mb or 2*16 Mb.
- FPM (Fast Page Memory)
- EDO (Extended Data Output)
Installation: Insert the module in the slot in tilted plane. When the keys fit, push to click in perpendicular position. The clips on the edges should now be in place and all the pins should make contact.
- DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module) also known as SDRAM - 168 pin. Works at 3.3V
Observe the keys.
Installation: Depart the slot's edge clips, insert the module in the right position and press slightly. Should click to place.
- Other types of RAM (DDR RIMM etc..) installation is analog to DIMM.
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