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Unknown Memory sticks

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jrochte, Oct 18, 2004.

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  1. jrochte

    jrochte Thread Starter

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    Is there antway to identify a memory stick? A friend gave me a couple but does not know what kind of memory it is.
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    Jerry
     
  2. drkilldrmz

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    Can you identify on your own if it is sdram, ddr ram, edo ram... etc? Then look for any labels on the ram, # of pins, etc. I always get mervous testing unknown ram, because if it's say pc66 sdram, and you put it in a computer running at 100mhz bus speed, you would overclock and fry the ram. (most likely) and possible cause other issues as well. If you have say an old celeron machine in the 300mhz range you can install the ram in, you could install a computer information progra, like sisoft sandra, and see if that gives you info on the ram. Ram is fairly cheap.. If you don't want to take the chance of frying your computer, i would try to identify by any #'s or labels on the stick. Free ram is even more suspect.. I wouldn't risk it unless it was nice new ddr or something...
     
  3. junker39

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    Do a google search using any numbers on the stick. I usually can idenify it that way.
     
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