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A Question for RAM ???

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August 27, 2007 10:10:24 PM

:hello:  Hello everybody. Nice to finally be a part of this community. :bounce:  .Enough small talk.
I used "Advanced Search" to find something related to my problem but I didn't find a thing. So ... here I go.
Is there any difference between RAM for a PC and RAM for a Laptop/Notebook? If so, what is the difference ???
Thanks in advance for your time :sarcastic: 

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a b D Laptop
August 27, 2007 10:25:15 PM

RAM for most desktops now is 240pin, laptops are only 200pin. In lame man's terms, RAM for desktops is longer and won't fit into laptops. newegg.com has a good selection of RAM for laptops and their prices are usually good. Here's a link: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=381&name=Laptop-Memory

If you want help finding the specific kind you need, post the specs of the RAM and I can help you narrow your selections. If you don't know what RAM you have or need, download CPU-Z from CPUID.com. It will tell you what you need to know.
August 28, 2007 7:15:41 AM

Thank you for everything :wahoo:  .I just wanted to know what is the difference. Thanks again :bounce: 
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August 28, 2007 8:08:51 PM

lostandwandering said:
RAM for most desktops now is 240pin, laptops are only 200pin. In lame man's terms, RAM for desktops is longer and won't fit into laptops. newegg.com has a good selection of RAM for laptops and their prices are usually good. Here's a link: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=381&name=Laptop-Memory

If you want help finding the specific kind you need, post the specs of the RAM and I can help you narrow your selections. If you don't know what RAM you have or need, download CPU-Z from CPUID.com. It will tell you what you need to know.


I noticed, besides the 200pin dram, they have also the 214 pin dram. who uses those?
a b D Laptop
August 28, 2007 8:58:53 PM

I'm not really sure. They are slightly smaller than the 200pin ones in terms of dimension I think so my guess would be UMPC's. There isn't much in the way of selection for those modules and they are EXPENSIVE a 1gb module is 200 bucks on newegg.com.
August 29, 2007 2:30:10 AM

Anybody know if they use different technology or anything than desktop RAM? Then again, all I need to know is that desktop ram doesn't fit into laptops.

And LostandWandering, it's "layman's terms", not lame man's. :D 
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