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8GB Kit (4GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module

8GB Kit (4GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module
Part Number: CT2KIT51264BA1339
  • Module Size: 8GB Kit (4GBx2)
  • Package: 240-pin DIMM
  • Feature: DDR3 PC3-10600
  • Specs: DDR3 PC3-10600 • CL=9 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1333 • 1.5V • 512Meg x 64 •
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£54.99 ex. VAT    £65.99 inc. VAT*
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DDR3 240-pin DIMM

240-pin DDR3 DIMM
Approximately 5.25 in. by 1.18 in. (133.35 mm by 30 mm)

Crucial 240-pin DIMMs are used in DDR3 memory for desktop computers. DDR3 is the latest generation of memory with an improved architecture that allows it to transmit data more quickly.

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.

Each 240-pin DIMM provides a 64-bit data path (72-bit for ECC or registered or Fully Buffered modules). (The Ballistix™ and Ballistix Tracer™ high-performance memory do not come in 72-bit or registered modules.) Standard DDR3 240-pin DIMMs are currently available in PC3-8500 (DDR3 1066MHz) and PC3-10600 (DDR3 1333MHz) speeds. Additional speeds will be added as the technology becomes available.

To use DDR3 memory, your system motherboard must have 240-pin DIMM slots and a DDR3-enabled chipset. This is because a DDR3 SDRAM DIMM will not fit into a standard DDR2 DIMM socket or a DDR DIMM socket.

The number of black components on a 240-pin DIMM can vary, but it always has 120 pins on the front and 120 pins on the back, for a total of 240. 240-pin DIMMs are approximately 5.25 inches long and 1.18 inches high, though the heights can vary. While 240-pin DDR3 DIMMS, 240-pin DDR2 DIMMs, 184-pin DDR DIMMs, and 168-pin DIMMs are approximately the same size, 240-pin DIMMs and 184-pin DIMMs have only one notch within the row of pins.

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Crucial8GB Kit (4GBx2) 240-pin DIMM DDR3 PC3-10600
 
2.5

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Failed Ram and poor returns service

By Computer Science, Oxford

from Oxford

About Me Power user

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Pros

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    • Unreliable Performance

    Best Uses

      Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) 240-pin DIMM DDR3 PC3-10600:

      I put 2 of these kits (4 modules) to upgrade to 16GB in a Dell Optiplex. 1 failed in 3 months, and rather than allow me to return just one module and have it replaced, they want me to return 2. That means taking a computer scientist doing valuable research down to 8gb from 12 until problem solved. Matched pairs they may be - but we all know they could simply allow me to return the one faulty module and replace it with one exactly the same. This is not good enough.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      Basic, but OK

      By Gofasterstripes

      from Bradford

      About Me Power user

      Verified Reviewer

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          • Increased Performance
          • Multimedia
          • Multiple desktop applications

          Comments about Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) 240-pin DIMM DDR3 PC3-10600:

          This kit was used for a Sandybridge board and chip. It's nearly as cheap as the cheapest available, but Crucial extra support makes it a no-brainer. Half the price of last year's triple-channel 6GB kit I purchased, and nearly as fast. This is not a comparatively high performance kit, and I have not tried to overclock it, but dual-channel 1333MHz 9/9/9/24 is plenty for all business and media use, if not gaming.

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