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By ffontan1 ·
I have a box of Memory and would like to know how I can determine what "size and type" they are and whether they are parity or non-parity and EDO, PC100, PC133, PC2100, PC2700 and SPEED.?
Can you tell me how to look at the chips?and read this information?or direct me to a website that will give me information on how to do this

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by dmiles In reply to Memory Speed

http://www.kingston.com/tools/umg/
This site has the Ultimate Memory Guide

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by TheChas In reply to Memory Speed

Here is a link for testing memory.

http://www.simmtester.com/default.asp

For DIMMs, download DIMMID from
http://www.bootdisk.com/utility.htm

As far as reading the chips goes, that is not as simple as I would like it to be.

Since the speed and type designations on the ICs vary by manufacture, there is no cut and dry method to decode the part number on the ICs.

First, you need to identify the chip manufacture from the logo on the ICs.

http://www.chipdocs.com/logos/logotypes.html

Then, you have to have 2 things go right:
The manufacture still exists.
The manufacture maintains data for older ICs

Many IC manufactures only supply data sheets and part number information for their current products.

Remember, that SIMMs will give you problems if the 2 sticks of the set are not closely matched.

For DIMMS, not all DIMMs function in all motherboards.
This is a function of clock lines and DIMM density.

Chas

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