A dual inline memory module (DIMM) consists of a number of memory components (usually black) that are attached to a printed circuit board (usually green). The gold pins on the bottom of the DIMM provide a connection between the module and a socket on a larger printed circuit board. The pins on the front and back of a DIMM are not connected to each other.
184-pin DIMMs are used to provide DDR SDRAM memory for desktop computers. Standard 184-pin DIMMs are available in PC1600 DDR SDRAM, PC2100 DDR SDRAM, PC2700 DDR SDRAM, and PC3200 DDR SDRAM.
To use DDR memory, your system motherboard must have 184-pin DIMM slots and a DDR-enabled chipset. A DDR SDRAM DIMM will not fit into a standard SDRAM DIMM socket. (Information about which memory technology your system uses is included in the Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool.)
The number of black components on a 184-pin DIMM can vary, but it always has 92 pins on the front and 92 pins on the back, for a total of 184. 184-pin DIMMs are approximately 5.25 inches long and 1.25 inches high, though the heights can vary. While 184-pin DIMMs and 168-pin DIMMs are approximately the same size, 184-pin DIMMs have only one notch within the row of pins.
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Q:Having recieved the 512MB, DDR PC3200, 184-pin DIMM (2X 2GB KIT) my asus motherboard will not acknowledge the ram and will not let my machine start up?(Windows7) it also gave me a DOS screen saying "The File is possibly corrupt.The file Header checksum does not match the computed checksum"
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Thank you for contacting us today. I pulled up the link to the available upgrades and it appears that the real difference between the parts is the speed.
This part is basic Crucial PC3-12800 RAM. It's going to be the slower upgrade for your system, but would still be a great upgrade for your system.
This memory is basic Crucial PC3-14900 RAM. This is going to be the fastest upgrade for your system.
This part is Ballistix Sport. It has the same speed as the Crucial PC3-12800 RAM, but has an added heat spreader. Our Ballistix line is made for those are heavy computer users, gamers, graphic designers, etc.
This is the Ballistix Sport version of PC3-14900 RAM.
Please let us know if you have any other questions about these different types of RAM. Hopefully this helps clear up the differences
My data report came back as:
System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
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Maximum memory: 2048MB
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1) [240-pin DDR2 DIMM Banking] and 2 (2 banks of 1) [184-pin DIMM Banking]
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.
DDR and DDR2 modules can not be utilized at the same time. Each memory type is supported seperately.
Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.
Problem is, what RAM do I order?
I currently have 3 gigs, so I think I needjust 1 2 gig block to match the other 2 gig, to get the max 4 gig output.
I dont think using the other slot pairing would work.
I am very sorry for the issues that you have experienced with your upgrade. It does appear that you have gone through all the trouble shooting steps we would recommend to perform.
At this point I would recommend contacting us directly using the information in my signature. I am sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause.
Thank you for contacting us today. You should have no issues installing the 1.35v memory with the 1.5v Hynix memory. Our memory is dual voltage and will run at 1.5v if installed with other 1.5v memory. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns about this upgrade.
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