View Full Version : whats the difference between DIMM and SDRAM
12-28-2000, 03:02 AM
I have no clue, i'm an idiot when it comes to parts, if anyone can explain the difference and which is better. Thanks alot.
12-28-2000, 05:45 AM
Actually those two are terms that aren't related to each other in the way you think. "DIMM" is the type of memory configuration. Which stands for Dual-inline memory module, or something like that. This type is the standard type of ram. "SDRAM" is a type of ram, like "EDO" or "RDRAM." This is the type of chip setup the ram is. Hope that kinda helps.
This is from Crucial's FAQ:
DIMM stands for dual inline memory module, and SIMM stands for single inline memory module. The gold or tin pins on the lower edge of the front and back of a SIMM are connected, providing a single line of communication paths between the module and the system. The pins on a DIMM are not connected, providing two lines of communication paths between the module and the system, one in the front and one in the back.
Extended data out (EDO) memory and synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) are two different types of memory technology. SDRAM is the newer, faster type of the two. The biggest difference between the two is that SDRAM is synchronized to the CPU clock.
01-01-2001, 03:17 AM
thanks a lot folks
Here's more info if you want it: http://www.pctechguide.com/glossary/04memory.htm
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