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Solved DRAM Chip locations

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AntonMiEngland, Dec 26, 2017.

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  1. AntonMiEngland

    AntonMiEngland Thread Starter

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    Main question: What is the difference with RAM chip layouts?

    I was looking at some Crucial DDR4 and comparing it to a Kingston DDR4 and I think I noticed that the Kingston had 8 large chips, while the Crucial had 4 larger chips (I can't be sure because the sticker covers them).

    I can't seem to find an answer on google. I want to know if this is just an aesthetic thing, or whether it could actually make a difference.

    All I know is that Kingston is manufactured in Taiwan and Crucial is Micron.

    http://store.cmsdistribution.com/maintenance/crucial-16gb-ddr4-2666-sodimm-dr/

    https://www.kingstonmemoryshop.co.u...515-series/acer-aspire-5-a515-51g-54rn-laptop



    p.s I think Crucial is faster than the Kingston module, but I have no clue (I bought the Crucial, where the Kingston was the compatible one)

    p.p.s There's more to this. I bought what may turn out to be the incorrect part for my laptop. So on a side note; are these two chips essentially the same/would they both work in the same laptop?
     
  2. AntonMiEngland

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    I was essentially the same part, for anyone following thread.

    p.s Was drunk and buying RAM, not the best combination but I got there in the end.
     
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