RAM: SO-DIMM vs. DIMM

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  1. PhoenixFlare500

    PhoenixFlare500 Notebook Geek

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

    Notebooks use SODIMMs.

    John
     
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    SODIMMs = LAPTOP
    DIMM = DESKTOP

    effortless, I think you get the point
     
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    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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    Both use SODIMMS. All laptops use SODIMMS.
     
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    It is, but the laptop uses SODIMMs. All laptops use SODIMMS.
     
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    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    K-TRON Hi, I'm Jimmy Diesel ^_^

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    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.
    Pretty sweet system, it runs dos very well to this day

    K-TRON
     
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