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 memory double sided? Single sided, high density modules will not work with most systems.
A:Stock are always changing so I am unable to guarantee the density of the modules. I would advise you cotnact us over the phone before placing an order. We will then be able to confirm the density of the memory module. You can us by using any of the listed contact methods: http://www.crucial.com/contact/
I want to upgrade my laptop ram. Currently has 4GB. When I remove the back panel I see 1 expansion slot. I would like to put an 8GB card in there to go to 12GB. There is a mixed bag of info about what the max is for this laptop. Most say 8GB but I've heard of others going to 12GB. But obviously I don't want to buy an 8GB and have it not register or worse kill my machine.
I have the manual which is generic and does not give max specs. When I filter to my machines specs on the crucial website it displays an 8GB card, which is promising.
Anyway can someone please help me in making a decision about what to buy.
Here is the link to crucial system scan
And some speccy info screen shots of my machine.
Thanks for your question.
I have looked in to this system and we are still out of stock of this part at the moment. I have contacted the US team to see when more stock will be available.
If you wanted to buy this memory from another supplier you can use the part number CT2KIT51264BF160B. That is the technical part number and is guaranteed to be compatible with your system. We only recommend that 8GB kit.
If you do have any other questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask and I would be more than happy to help.
I am very sorry for the issues that you have experienced with your upgrade. It does appear that you have gone through all the trouble shooting steps we would recommend to perform.
At this point I would recommend contacting us directly using the information in my signature. I am sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause.
I purchased CT51264BF160BJ new from Amazon few months ago which seemed to have normal package/sticker and runs okay.
However, MemTest86 identifies it as Super Talent CT51264BF160BJ.M8F in the PC (JEDEC SPD 1.0).
Does this make sense - was there some temporary issue in manufacturing week 7 of 2014 where Crucial programmed Super Talent's info (module rev x4444, mfg loc 5)?
My more recent purchase of CT51264BF160BJ from NewEgg shows SPD 1.1 with reasonable Crucial info.
Both SODIMMs have the same number of micron chips but the recent chips are slightly smaller.
My data report came back as:
System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
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Maximum memory: 2048MB
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1) [240-pin DDR2 DIMM Banking] and 2 (2 banks of 1) [184-pin DIMM Banking]
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.
DDR and DDR2 modules can not be utilized at the same time. Each memory type is supported seperately.
Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.
Problem is, what RAM do I order?
I currently have 3 gigs, so I think I needjust 1 2 gig block to match the other 2 gig, to get the max 4 gig output.
I dont think using the other slot pairing would work.