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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by winpc, Sep 13, 2012.

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  1. winpc

    winpc Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to establish whether the Samsung pc3200 module in my PC tower is high or low density as there's no markings on the module.

    I've looked on the rows on the black chips but can't see any reference to memory configuration.

    Is there a software utility that can identify memory density?
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    The numbers on the stick or even the individual chips may help.
    It is very likely to be high density unless it is for a server. Low density is FAR more expensive.
     
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    That doesn't tell you whether it is high or low density, and also may get other thing wrong.
    For instance it tells me I can have a maximum of 1Gb in my machine. I actually already have 2Gb ans the tool does not correctly identify one of those sticks.
    But in most cases it is a good tool.
     
  5. winpc

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    Thanks for that.

    Tried the Crucial program but could only offer to sell me an extra 1GB of memory.

    I did try CPU-Z which was able to confirm that the module is running @ 200MHz which is the right frequency for PC3200.

    CPU-Z was also able to confirm the brand as Samsung and the part no. for the memory - M5.55L658428-CCC.

    Did a search for the part no. on-line but no use.
     
  6. captainron276

    captainron276 Ron

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    Thanks for that update Dave.
     
  7. DaveBurnett

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    Post the numbers on the individual chips.

    May I ask why you need to know?
     
  8. winpc

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    K4H510438D-ZCB3 is printed on all the chips.

    I want to know if its low or high density as high density, from what I've read, is not as fast.
     
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