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Where to Buy Single-Sided Memory

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April 10, 2012 10:07:48 PM

Has anyone seen the following RAM offered anywhere?

4 x 4GB DDR3 Single-sided DRAM (either 1333MHZ or 1066MHZ)
April 11, 2012 6:04:40 AM

I'm pretty sure that all Dual-Data-Rate (DDR) RAM modules are DIMM's, which stands for Dual-Inline-Memory-Module.

This means there are micro-chips on both sides of the stick, hence it is not single-sided.

This is part of the DDR standard, so even for small form factor modules, they are not produce (or compatible) in a 'single-sided' form.

Also, just a note, different spec ram is not backwards and forwards compatible.

I.e. DDR3 RAM can not be used in a MOBO which supports DDR2 RAM, and DDR2 RAM cannot be used in a MOBO which supports DDR3 RAM.
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April 11, 2012 3:00:34 PM

I pretty much knew that, but I'm looking for 4 sticks (16GB) of single-sided RAM because my board doesn't allow populating all 4 slots with double-sided RAM.
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April 11, 2012 4:31:21 PM

....and what board would that be?? Never heard any such thing since 2000 when we were using high density SDRAM.
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April 11, 2012 6:29:29 PM

That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.

Did you check the qualified memory list for the motherboard?

http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=H61iCafe

I mean who needs 4 dimm slots on a H61 anyways? I didn't know they even made H61's with 4 dimm slots.

Why do you need 16gb of ram?
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April 11, 2012 9:38:20 PM

geekapproved said:
That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard.

Did you check the qualified memory list for the motherboard?

http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=H61iCafe

I mean who needs 4 dimm slots on a H61 anyways? I didn't know they even made H61's with 4 dimm slots.

Why do you need 16gb of ram?

Yes, I checked. There is no single-sided combination of 4 sticks totaling 16GB listed on the QVL. Yet the board states that it will accept 16GB.

I don't need 16GB. I just wanted 16GB. But from what I'm learning, the H61 chip set was never designed to supply more than 2 DIMM slots. So maybe I'm out of luck?
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April 11, 2012 10:43:46 PM

Yeah I mean I doubt you ever use 6GB, so 16GB is a complete waste anyways.
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April 18, 2012 11:58:10 PM

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April 19, 2012 1:30:36 AM

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