Memory Module

What exactly does a Memory Module do ?

Computer need instructions to run programs or data and Memory Module is the electronic holding place where such instructions and data were stored so that your microprocessor can reach it quickly. When the computer is in its idle stage, most of the information its holding is for the operating system as well as those application software that is necessary to be run at all time.

Another common name for it is RAM ( Random Access Memory ) and is measured in Megabytes but in this present day as the motherboard and software becomes more sophiscated, the minimum RAM Memory that is required by the PC System can be in GB ( Gigabytes ).

In the Earlier days, the RAM comes in the form of a Integrated Circuit ( IC ) Chip and subsequently evolved into a module known as SIMM comprising of 30-pin and 72-pin type.

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Eventually, with the Pentium 4 PC, the memory module was upgraded to another version known as DDR which is faster and has a bigger size memory.

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Today, the PC Motherboard is designed to accomodate even faster Memory module that can incorporate a memory size as much as 2GB per module. They are commonly known as DDR2.

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As for a more technical know-how about the Memory Module and its technologies, you can visit websites that specialise in such topics or wikipedia encyclopedia ( www.wikipedia.org ) for a more detailed explanation on the topic.

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