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RAM Chips

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by garystan, Aug 26, 2018.

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  1. garystan

    garystan Thread Starter

    Feb 18, 2009
    Hi everybody :
    I recently came across some terms for RAM chips. One is "Single-Sided". And the other is "Double-Sided". I have an older board, the Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherbord. And in the manual, it does list using either. And, showing in the manual, what RAM slots to use for either. I'm not sure WHAT the difference is. And HOW to use either. Advice ? Thanks.........garystan
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Single side memory modules have memory chips on one side, double sided modules have memory chips on both sides. There's no difference to using them provided the motherboard supports either one and both both types as ost modern boards seem too, if the motherboard manual says to only use one type then you would need to be sure to use the right type. Some older boards would restrict the amount of memory when using one type over the other.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H (support site)
    That motherboard has 4 DIMM slots and supports a maximum of 32 GB(8 GB X 4) of RAM.
    It uses 240-pin, 1.5 volt, unbuffered, non-ECC, DDR3-1600 modules.
    According to its memory support section, it supports single-sided(SS) and double-sided(DS) modules.

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