By Snuffy09 ·
Is the notch in a memory stick relative to what speed it is?

will the notch on a 333mhz stick line up with a 266mhz stick?

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by StealthWiFi In reply to Memory

Why not, the more notches the faster the memory is, heck if your want super memory take a chisel to your memory and you can make it faster than "The Flash".

Well that was fun, the notch is for what type of memmory (DDR, DDR2, DDR3 ...)


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Someday can we have notchless (panty) ram?

by LarryD4 In reply to Sure

Someday can we have notchless (panty) ram?

Sorry it just begged to be stretched. Glad were all adults here

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A day we all hope for

by StealthWiFi In reply to Someday can we have notch ...

If you want your PC to really RUN fast give it thong ram, thong ram is a little slower than g-string ram but much more stable and less irritable.

G-String RAM tends to be easier to obtain...

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by LarryD4 In reply to A day we all hope for

Wow forgot about thong RAM!

Does it help to make sure the whale tail is showing?

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Usually a sign

by StealthWiFi In reply to :D

Of Bloated RAM... (Insert Fat Chicks)

You can always get some Granny Pany RAM but that tends to be old and doesn't really put out...speed that is


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well you can try that

by Snuffy09 In reply to Sure

I have noticed that on older DDR memory the notch is slightly off on different sticks of memory, I wanted to know why. The best I could figure it was because of different speeds

I am not talking about if a stick has 1 or 2 notches. I am referring to 1 notch in the middle being slightly more to the left or to the right than another stick.

"Well that was fun, the notch is for what type of memmory (DDR, DDR2, DDR3 ...)"
so DDR memory has 2 notches... ddr2 has 1... notch... so...DDR3 must have 3 notches! thanks for the info Chief

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by StealthWiFi In reply to well you can try that


All diffrent

PC 2700, 3200, 2200...

400Mhz, 200Mhz...

Just get the proper type of RAM for your Mother Board.

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by Snuffy09 In reply to ...

I know they are all different, i dont need any RAM, its just a general question.

I had a dell that i was trouble shooting today. i pulled a stick out and wanted to try swaping it with another stick to see if it was bad. I had a handfull of memory that didnt have a sticker on them. I noticed when I lined the notch up with these and others with stickers that they didnt line up 100%

Thus my 1st post

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by ---TK--- In reply to well you can try that

I do know both of these sticks have one notch slightly to the left or right... SDRAM has two notches... DDR2 I have no idea, I skipped that stuff... I wouldn't really try to eyeball it, they are all kinda close...

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This may help to get you up to speed

by Jacky Howe In reply to Memory

The first link may help you identify the your memory types.
Ramfinder v2.0


Types of RAM: How to Identify and their Specifications



Different RAM Types and its uses


Determining your Computer RAM Type

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