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    Default RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    Hey guys, can someone please tell me the differences between these two types of RAM? Is one better than the other?
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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    SO stands for Small Outline. They are smaller modules than the standard desktop modules.

    Notebooks use SODIMMs.

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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    SODIMMs = LAPTOP
    DIMM = DESKTOP

    effortless, I think you get the point

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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    Well the thing is I was looking at two models of the Clevo M860TU. One uses DIMM and the other uses SO-DIMM. So would one be better than the other?
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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    Both use SODIMMS. All laptops use SODIMMS.
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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?ma...icbid=66055632

    And I do believe that is a picture of DIMM RAM.
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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFlare500 View Post
    http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?ma...icbid=66055632

    And I do believe that is a picture of DIMM RAM.
    it's SO-DIMM memory, that picture is just a general representation of RAM

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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    It is, but the laptop uses SODIMMs. All laptops use SODIMMS.
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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFlare500 View Post
    http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?ma...icbid=66055632

    And I do believe that is a picture of DIMM RAM.
    It is highly unlikely that any manufacturer could find space for normal DIMMs in a 15.4" notebook.

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    Default Re: RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

    actually there are a few laptops which use desktop memory. (all of them much too old to remember)
    My old northgate had a 1mb sdram card in it, which is full length pc 66 memory.
    This was a 9" laptop, well the screen was black and white, and the physical dimensions of the screen could house about a 13" screen.
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