From: Michael Riches (email@example.com)
Date: 05/05/00-03:14:27 PM Z
Anything with a SODIMM form factor should conform to the (JDEC?) SODIMM
specifications. Many different models of memory have different chips
on them - 32 megabytes can be created out of four 8 meg chips or eight
4 meg chips, or two 16 meg chips, or sixteen 2 meg chips, etc.
Many times, the original manuafcturer markets standard components as
"proprietary," so that they can trick you into buying from them. You don't
have to do that!
Have you attepted to plug the supposedly proprietary SODIMM into something
like the I-Opener, to see if it is recognized?
On Fri, 5 May 2000, Rowe, Jeff wrote:
> Ok... this is just a question i have had boincing aroudn and Rob asked me
> last night
> What is the difference between an SODIMM and the Laptop memory that uses the
> form factor?? The chips are exact in shape and size... they fit each others
> The only difference is that they DO NOT mark the laptop memory as SODIMM,
> the laptop
> memory comes in smaller sizes than 32mb, and the SODIMMS seem to have soem
> chips on
> it that the laptop ones dont. I am curious as to why they can use the same
> pc board as the SODIMM
> but still make it proprietary...
> Jeff Rowe
> "Dwell in Possibility" Emily Dickenson
> "If at first you don't succeed, redefine success." -Unknown
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