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nate el bueno
04-29-2005, 12:25 AM
Does having the ram chips (black boxes whatever they're called) on both sides of the ram make it any better then a stick with them on 1 side, or does it matter at all?
04-29-2005, 04:33 AM
Having a double-sided ram chip in general is a good thing, as there is potentially usable chip space on the backside of the ram chip. However, I have heard of people having compatibility issues w/ double-sided ram.
The most obvious good thing about it, is possible increased size.
However, I can see it going two ways. One being that you get a ram chip that has each chip 1/2 of the normal size, same memory size as a single sided one, but with crappy pieces now.
My two nickles worth,
04-30-2005, 10:40 AM
You'll often see double sided ram in systems with few ram slots. If you have a small pc with only two ram slots, but the mobo supports like 4gb of ram, you're gonna need some heavily populated ram chips!
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