A dual inline memory module (DIMM) consists of a number of memory components (usually black) that are attached to a printed circuit board (usually green). The gold pins on the bottom of the DIMM provide a connection between the module and a socket on a larger printed circuit board. The pins on the front and back of a DIMM are not connected to each other.
184-pin DIMMs are used to provide DDR SDRAM memory for desktop computers. Standard 184-pin DIMMs are available in PC1600 DDR SDRAM, PC2100 DDR SDRAM, PC2700 DDR SDRAM, and PC3200 DDR SDRAM.
To use DDR memory, your system motherboard must have 184-pin DIMM slots and a DDR-enabled chipset. A DDR SDRAM DIMM will not fit into a standard SDRAM DIMM socket. (Information about which memory technology your system uses is included in the Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool.)
The number of black components on a 184-pin DIMM can vary, but it always has 92 pins on the front and 92 pins on the back, for a total of 184. 184-pin DIMMs are approximately 5.25 inches long and 1.25 inches high, though the heights can vary. While 184-pin DIMMs and 168-pin DIMMs are approximately the same size, 184-pin DIMMs have only one notch within the row of pins.
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Q:Is this considered/termed low density or high density memory
A:All 1GB DDR 184 PIN DIMM memory modules sold by ourselves are low density and have 8 chips on each side for a total of 16 chips.
I bought a Gateway LT40 Netbook and want to increase the RAM. The computer came with 1GB of RAM and the Crucial scan indicated that I can increase the RAM to 2GB DRAM. I was wondering what would happen if I installed 3GB or 4GB of DRAM? I know that the result would not be good but I am wondering what the unfortunate results would be? Thanks for any and all replies.
I have some surplus Crucial RAM (model #CT8G3S160BM) which I was hoping to use in a Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-00K. However, when I consulted the Crucial advisor tool, it informed me that the RAM was NOT compatible.
It directed me to the CT6131084. But comparing the two products, there seems to be zero appreciable difference, besides the fact that the former is specifically branded for Macs. Can someone explain to me: is this just a glitch with the advisor, or is there a genuine reason why the CT8G3S160BM shouldn't work in the Toshiba?
Can you link us to the exact module you purchased from Crucial?
Did you choose it because it was advised from the Crucial memory scanner?
Just received 2x4GB SODIMM's ordered off the Crucial (Micron) system scan web page.
Installed OK. Running right now. Expecting report of 8GB installed. Reporting 8GB installed BUT 64%, 4GB, usable, leaving half the new memory useless.
Label on old memory: Kingston KN2GB0700403710FA72500.
Label on new memory: 4GB DDR3 PC3- 12800 SODIMM 1.35V 204 - PIN
Crucial scan result:
8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered NON-ECC 1.35V
• DDR3 PC3-12800 • CL=11 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.35V •
• upgrade for Acer Aspire 5745DG system.
Is the memory which arrived here the same as the scan result? Thus, the same as I ordered?
Any other tweak I should do on the laptop?