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Saturday, April 19, 2014
Memory FAQs - DRAM, SDRAM, DDR PC133, PC100, PC266 and many more memory categories
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Q.My system more than 512MB RAM. Why does Windows say I'm out of memory?
Q.I recently upgraded my 64MB memory with another strip of 64MB memory. Why did my computer slow down after I installed more RAM?
Q.Guide to Troubleshooting memory using BIOS Beep Codes
Q.Troubleshooting Memory Failures using Award BIOS Beep Codes
Q.How do I clear the printer memory after each page is printed
Q.My PC boots up okay but seems to hang up after running for one hour or so. How can I find out what is wrong?
Q.If I have regular memory sizing error during POST (bootup), how should I trouble shoot the failure ?
Q.Some techniques for troubleshooting Memory failure without a Memory Tester. You can attempt the following experiment- :
Q.Guide to Troubleshooting Memory Failures without a Memory Tester
Q.Troubleshooting Memory Failures using AMI BIOS Beep Codes
Q.If a SDRAM DIMM module is assembled with a -10 SDRAM chip, is it considered PC100 compatible?
Q.Are PC133 speed-tested SDRAMs backward compatible with PC100?
Q.Several Memory module suppliers are offering PC133 modules with a performance setting of 3-2-2. What advantage does a 2-2-2 module provide?
Q.What is the difference between 72 bit and 64 bit memory and between 32 bit and 36 bit memory?
Q. What's the difference between 2K and 4K SDRAM?
Q. What's the difference between buffered and unbuffered DIMMs?
Q.What is CL or CAS Latency?
Q.Can you tell by looking at a module if it is SDRAM, FPM, EDO etc?
Q.What is refresh rate and self refresh?
Q.What is the performance difference between EDO DRAM and standard (Fast Page Mode) DRAM?
Q.What happens if my memory is not PC-100 compliant?
Q.How can I recognize compliant PC100 or PC133 SDRAM memory?
Q.What voltage is SDRAM?
Q.What is the difference between "2-clock" and "4-clock" SDRAM?
Q.What is PC SDRAM, PC100 SDRAM and Registered SDRAM?
Q.General Guidelines for Memory Upgrade Based on CPUs
Q.Do I need PC100 SDRAM for my PC system?

Q.How Much Memory Do I Have?
Q.How do I know when I have enough memory?
Q.How much memory do i need?
Q.386 Computers
Q.486 Computers
Q.Pentiums Computers (586 Computer)
Q.Pentium Pro Computers (P-6 Processor)
Q.Apple MacIntosh Computers
Q.Will more memory speed up my computer?
Q.Installing and Removing Memory Module.
Replacing defective modules and upgrading to new modules

Q. I have just installed memory into my 486 and have a blank monitor or the system refuses to boot. What's wrong?
Q.I just installed 16MB of memory in my 486. I turned on the computer and get a message: Invalid configuration/run setup. How do I fix this error?
Q.My Pentium 100Mhz computer came with EDO memory. I installed two new EDO 60 nanosecond SIMMs and now my screen is blank when I boot the computer. Why?
Q. I want to purchase Fast Page Mode memory for my 486 computer, but the retailer only has EDO and Parity memory. What do I purchase?
Q.What is the difference between EDO memory and Fast Page Mode memory?
Q.Will EDO modules work in my 486DX2-66?
Q.How many modules do I need to upgrade my Pentium?
Q. I installed EDO memory in my Pentium system and am now encountering boot-up problems
Q.I own a Pentium 200MHz computer which has SDRAM memory. I have one memory slot available on the mainboard for upgrading. Do I have to remove the existing module and install in matching pairs to upgrade my memory?
Q.What is ESD ?
Q.What is CL2 & CL3 ?
Q.Will DDR SDRAM memory work on my current PC system using PC133 memory ?
Q.What is a "Virtual Channel" or VC SDRAM Memory ?
Q.Can my PC-133 memory be backward compatible to my older PC system ?
Q.How can I tell if my PC133 memory is a 6 layer or 4 Layer PCB board ?
Q.What is OEM Memory ?
Q.Can I mix a 128MB PC100 SDRAM DIMM with a 128MB PC133 SDRAM DIMM?
Q.Can you mix and match parity and non-parity modules?
Q.My PC came with 32MB of memory. I added 32MB in the second slot. Can I add 128MB or more in the third slot ?
Q.Will adding more memory improve Web-Browsing ?
Q.What is Registered SDRAM ?
Q.Should I upgrade my PC memory to PC133 or PC100 ?
Q.I have 512MB on my system - why does it prompt "out of memory".
Q.Can my system cache memory be upgraded.
Q.Is DDR faster than SDRAM ?
Q.What is CAS Latency ?
Q.What does it mean when my memory chip is marked 8ns and 7.5 ns ?
Q.Can CAS2 and CAS3 DIMM module be mixed together?
Q.Can I used a PC133 SDRAM on a 200Mhz FSB system ?
Q.What is the difference between Ram and Virtual Memory?
Q.How do I know when its time to upgrade my system memory?
Q.Can I install an ECC DIMM on a Non-ECC motherboard?
Q.Will buffered and unbuffered DIMMs fit into the same socket?

Q.Can a PC1600 DDR DIMM be mixed with a PC2100 DIMM ?
Q.What is the difference between a PC133 vs a VC133 DIMM ?
Q.How do I know if I need parity, non-parity, or ECC memory?
Q.How many speed are there for DDR memory?
Q.What is the difference between SPD and Non-SPD DIMM?
Q.What is the difference between buffered and registered memory?

Q.What is the difference between 3.3V and 5V Memory?
Q.How can I tell if a DIMM has 2 Clock or 4 Clocks ?
Q.What is the difference between SIMMs and DIMMs?
Q.What's the difference between EDO and SDRAM?
Q.My system have both SIMM and DIMM slots, can I used them all?
Q.Norton Diagnostics' memory test fail after I installed more memory, Why ?

Q.What is the difference between synchronous and asynchronous memory?
Q.What is the Rambus and SDRAM, are they similar technology ?
Q.Can you mixed ECC and Non-ECC DIMM Module ?
Q.Can I used 30pin SIMM and the 72pin SIMM together?
Q.Can you mixed and match EDO with Fast page mode (FPM)memory?
Q.What is the difference between SDRAM & SGRAM?
Q.What is EEPROM ?
Q.What is the difference between SDRAM & SRAM ?
Q.Can you mixed and match RDRAM with SDRAM?
Q.Can I use PC133 or PC100 SDRAM in my PC that has a 66MHz front side bus?
Q.What is a 2 CLK SDRAM ?
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