Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM)

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Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM) DIMM package is also a small circuit board that contains the memory chips. The difference between the SIMM and DIMM is that DIMM is a 168-pin package. The data widths of the DIMM packages are 64-bit, 72-bit, or 80-bit. A

Dual In-Line Memory Module (DIMM)

DIMM package is also a small circuit board that contains the memory chips. The difference between the SIMM and DIMM is that DIMM is a 168-pin package. The data widths of the DIMM packages are 64-bit, 72-bit, or 80-bit. A 168-pin DIMM package is available in the SDRAM or FPM DRAM chips.

A 168-pin DIMM package has 84 pins on each side of the package. This type of pin configuration helps in placing the DIMM package on the memory socket. The latest computers use a DIMM package. Its pin configuration does not support the motherboard of old computers. A DIMM package is available in 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, and 64MB sizes. It supports 3.3V and 5.0V of electricity.

Check the motherboard manual before installing the DIMM memory module system.

Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module (SODIMM)

Laptops and notebook systems use this package. It is the smallest version of the DIMM. The SODIMM package has a notch at the bottom of the circuit board. This notch helps in inserting the SODIMM package in the memory socket. SODIMM packages are available with 144 and 200 pins. A 144-pin SODIMM package has 64-bit data path. The FPM DRAM and EDO DRAM use this package. The 72 pins on both the sides of the package divide a 144-pin package.

A 200-pin SODIMM package has 64-bit data path. PC2100 memory and PC2700 memory use this package. The 100 pins on both the sides of the package divide a 200-pin package.

Micro DIMM

Micro DIMM stands for Micro Dual Inline Memory Module. This package is smaller than DIMM and SODIMM packages. The sub-notebook systems use these memory packages. The Micro DIMM package pins connect the memory module with the memory socket. These pins provide communication lines for the module and the system. This package does not have the notch at the bottom. Micro DIMM packages are available with 144 and 172 pins.

A 144-pin Micro DIMM package has 64-bit data path. PC100 SDRAM uses this package. The 144-pin Micro DIMM package has two sides. It contains 72 pins on each side of the package. The height of this chip is 1.545 inch long and 1 inch high. A 172-pin DDR Micro DIMM package has 64-bit data path. It is installed in 64-bit systems. The high performance network applications performed by the systems use this package.

Rambus Inline Memory Module (RIMM)

RDRAM chip uses the RIMM memory package. This package is same as the DIMM package. It only differs in the pin configuration. The high bandwidth and the low latency applications use this in this memory package. The RIMM package has a data storage speed of 600 MHz, 711 MHz, 800 MHz, and 1066 MHz.

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Posted on Mar 13, 2011