All about DIMM (dual in-line memory module)

A DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module) is comprised of a series of dynamic random-access memory integrated circuits. This small piece of technology has the fascinating ability to provide central memory storage and data directly to the CPU it is in tandem with. It was evolved from its predecessor, the SIMM, and is capable of maintaining double the data path at 64-bit. The DIMM is also twice as small, leaving room for other components within the CPU.    

With only one circuit board installed on the DIMM (dual in-line memory module), it substantially increases both memory speed and storage. It is manufactured with 168 pins which enable them to connect to the CPU’s motherboard with ease. On the bottom edge of each one of these pins lies two notches. The location of each notch designates a certain feature of the module. The first notch facilitates the dynamic random-access memory utilizing a high-bandwidth interface. The second notch corresponds to the voltage position. 

DIMM is not strictly limited to PCs as it can be applied on a wide range of electronic products including networking hardware, netbooks, and printers. The versatility of this technology adds to its impressive capabilities. The command address and control signals are buffered on the DIMMs as well. This buffering reduces the loading efforts of the memory function in Cabin Dome Lts Dimm.

The more DIMM slots your motherboard has, the more RAM you can install. Motherboards support anywhere from one to eight DIMM slots, however, most mainstream motherboards have four. You may be asking yourself, how many DIMM slots do you actually need? The answer to this question depends on how much RAM storage you desire. 32GB worth of RAM-which is more than enough-can be achieved with two DIMM slots.

DIMMs are available in four variations: SDR (single data rate), DDR (double data rate), DDR2, and DDR3. The DDR2 and DDR3 are the upper echelon in terms of capabilities and potential.

Before selecting which version of DIMM is best suited for your motherboard, consult your motherboard documentation for the correct memory speed and type for your system. If a system requires a specific speed for the memory module, a substitute with faster speeds is almost always able to function the same if the specified one isn’t available.


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