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:My laptop has a crucial ct1007836 1gb installed (as scan recommended) can I use this ct12864Z40B alongside to bring up to max 2gb memory recommended? thanks
A:Yes you certainly can. It will run at the same speed as your existing 1GB part.
Q:Does this work with dell and intel chipset?
A:We would need to know the exact model of Dell system you have before we could guarantee the compatibility. Please confirm your system details and we can confirm if this memory is compatible.
Q:Not mentioned, so does this memory support SPD?
Q:Can I use this (Part number: CT12864Z40B) in place of part number: CT478526 in my Compaq Presario SR1610NX Desktop PC? They appear to be the same. If not what is the difference between them?
A:They are actually the same part the only difference is that CT478526 is a Kit of two memory modules. Both are fully compatible with your system.
A:Using my external brain (Google), I was able to determine that both part numbers refer to sticks of the same configuration. It appears one is a single stick and the other a kit of two identical sticks.
Q:Is this RAM low density?
A:Yes, it is standard low density.
Q:I have an Apple Power Mac G5 dual 2.7 GHz, model G85386YURU4. Will a pair of these chips work? thanks
A:Yes. The Apple Power Mac G5 dual 2.7 GHz can support a maximum of 8GB over the 4 slots (1GB per slot) so you certainly be able to use the above mentioned memory module in your system.
I am buying the ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Motherboard and claims to be able to have 64GB of system memory supported, however the site does not show any DDR3 16GB 240-pin DIMM Modules being supported. I was wondering if anyone would know if crucial has any DDR3 16GB 240-pin DIMM Modules that would work with this motherboard.
Important System Componets: (Product information links)
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard
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I installed Crucial memory modules earlier this year while I was running Windows XP. I just reformatted the hard drive and installed the Vista operating system that came with my PC. The add on modules are no longer recognized; only the factory installed memory is visable on a scan. Does this mean that the memory was compatible with XP but not Vista?
I am very sorry for the issues that you have been experiencing with the memory modules that you purchased. I pulled up your system specs and they do appear to be guaranteed to be compatible with your system. If you aren't overclocking them then I would not expect them to "burn" out. The timings for these memory modules should be set to 9-9-9-24 in the BIOS. You may check this setting to make sure it is set correctly. Otherwise, it may just be bad luck with the two memory modules. It's very rare, but may happen. Please contact the vendor you purchased them with or us directly using the information in my link for a warranty replacement. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
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