Chapter 5. RAM

This chapter covers the following subjects:

RAM Basics—This section talks about what RAM does, how it works, and how it relates to the rest of the computer system.

Memory Modules—In this section you learn about the various types of RAM available, including SDRAM, DDR, and Rambus. Their architecture, capacity, and speed are also described. This section also discusses the operational characteristics and features of memory modules, and types of memory such as ECC, registered, and unbuffered.

Installing Memory Modules—This section demonstrates how to install DIMMs properly within a motherboard’s memory slots.

Troubleshooting Memory—This section covers some issues you might encounter with RAM due to incompatible memory speeds ...

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