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Offline Titanscape

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RAM, Old Spares, And Increasing It?
« on: 12/06/2008 09:11:14 »
When it comes to RAM I have two RAM cards in my spare computer, and two spare, how does it work? Are they both the same size in RAM, physically one is wider?

I may like to fiddle around and increase my spare's RAM.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 13/06/2008 20:22:50 »
I would use the best two RAM modules in your computer, (most normal motherboards can only fit two), and just do whatever you want to do with the other two. It would be kindo'v hard to explain the whole concept of them, you may like to read up a bit on the insides of a computer.

The size doesn't always make much a difference in the amount of access memory. Obviously a module from 20 years back is very big compared to ours nowaday's and probrably half as good.

You could read more about RAM if you want to, and I'd suggest these two sites:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/ram.htm [nofollow]
http://home.pacbell.net/dbk4297/memory_what_kind.html [nofollow] (As you can see from here, they do come in all shapes and forms.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/06/2008 23:07:16 »
The chances are the ram sticks you got wont fit in your newest pc.

These days you can find in pc's

DDR ram wich is old and probably obsolite.

Then there is DDR1 which is being phased out.

Then you have the newest and most widley used these days, DDR2 .

All of the above will not fit in slots designed for the others so you will need to check what you have and what your pc will accept and whether you have 2 or 4 slots in which you can place the Ram .

There are other considerations like the opereating speed of the RAM which is expressed in MHz,then theirs latency etc etc etc. It gets confusing unless you know what your doing. Do the wrng thing and you can slow your PC instead of increasing its speed even if you have increased the total ram availiable for use by your PC
« Last Edit: 13/06/2008 23:27:57 by ukmicky »
 

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« Reply #3 on: 14/06/2008 21:18:46 »
well there are many types of RAM if u have had a junk 486 and u will see the ram of it they have a much large slot and are big. then in pentium MMX (586) processors the RAm used to be SIMM. then came the DDR1 and then these days DDR2 are being used.
 

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