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How to identify RAM

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July 21, 2002 2:58:56 PM

I recently "inherited" four sticks of RAM made by Micron but I'm unsure of what it is exactly. How can I find out ? Reading off the sticker that is on the RAM I get:

MT16LSDT3264AG-133E1 *PC133U-333-542-A
US BZAB5NB001 200118
256MB, SYNCH, 133Mhz, CL3

So obviously these are 256MB per stick, and running at 133Mhz, but I don't know it it's SDRAM, DDR SDRAM or what ? While I would appreciate someone helping me to identify this RAM, I'd also appreciate someone pointing me to an online resource where I can look up this sort of thing in the future.

Many thanks,

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July 22, 2002 3:38:21 AM

Probably the easiest way to tell is by looking at the slits in the RAM, where it seats in the motherboard. If it has one slit in the middle and one towards the end, then it should be standard SDRAM; if it has only one slit in the middle, then it should be DDR SDRAM; and if it has two slits kinda in the middle, then it should be RAMBUS. I only name these three types since they are most common today and I doubt you would have anything else.
Hope this helps.
July 22, 2002 8:15:32 AM

DDR ram has 1 slits , SD has 2 slits.