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RAM Specs...What do they all mean??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RichX, May 11, 2002.

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  1. RichX

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    PC100, 133, 266, 600, 800, 1600, 2100, 2700...DDR, SDRAM, RDRAM, DIMM, SIMM, RIMM, Rambus, ECC, buffered?

    It seems like every company has a different way of specifying RAM. Can any one help me understand the popular types? Which are compatible or may be different names for the same type?

    Thank you,
    rich
     
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    i am going to start this from the begining. simms were used on early pcs , there are two kinds 33 pins and 72 pins , they stopped being used in the p2 , but were all there was befor that . then the swich to dimms , the early p2s used pc 66 and with the p2 350 went to pc100 which i hear the first p3s allso used but then came pc133. this is the speed of the fsb and the ram that goes with it . the 100 and 133 ram speed are all sdram which means syncronized dedicated random acsess memery,yuk.then came ddram wich stands for duble datta and so you get the 266. about the same time intle started using rambus ram on the p4s , it runns faster and the 600 and 800 numbers refer to that. the 1600, 2100 and 2700 are given to differend speeds of ddram , the 1600 is a 200 mhz , the 2100 is the 266 mez and i dont know what the 2700 is but i can guess
     
  4. RichX

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    Thanks much! :D

    With both your help, I'm finally am getting the picture. And, I just stumbled onto these DDR clock rates:

    200MHz ... PC1600
    266MHz ... PC2100
    300MHz ... PC2400
    333MHz ... PC2700
    366MHz ... PC3000
    400MHz ... PC3200
     
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