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By noonan ·
I have a Dell here that the user wants to add more RAM to his machine. He currently has 128mb of RIMM. I opened the case and saw that there are only two slots for memory chips. One contains the RIMM chip. The other contains a sort of "dummy" chip. There are no memory modules on this chip although there are contacts on the bottom and very few circuit traces. Is this a dummy chip ie. spaceholder or is this needed and his machine is not upgradeable? I haven't seen that type of chip before and thisis my first experience with RIMM. Can someone steer me in the right direction? I appreciate it.

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by nla467 In reply to RIMM Memory Upgrade

Those "dummy" chip they are actually called terminators to be installed with each rimm so that the circuit will be completed without it the system wont even boot. Upgrading or adding more memory on your system would depend on how much channels does your motherboard has. I know that the Intel840 chipset has dual channel rdram support and it requires to have your Ram splite ie two 128MB RIMMs.

Good luck,
nla467

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by fenaikh In reply to RIMM Memory Upgrade

Hi

pls vist these sites

Good luck

Mohamed


1- Direct Rambus DRAM (DRDRAM)
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/ram/techDRDRAM-c.html


Motherboard Update

Slot A / Socket A Boards

http://www.pcguide.com/art/rwtiu0006Motherboard-c.html


Chipset Update

Intel Chipsets

http://www.pcguide.com/art/rwtiu0004Chipset-c.html


System Memory (RAM)


http://www.pcguide.com/buy/des/compRAM-c.html


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