|Originally posted by Jimmy
184 pin is standard.
how come there are 1GB single 184 pins and not for 200pin
how come there are 333MHz 184 pins and not for 200pin.
those factors make 200pin random, and probably only used due to space constrictions and the fact that the chipset is a desktop one.
SO DIMM, or notebook, ram specifications are for 144 pin and 200 pin configurations, of which 200 pin is the standard for DDR memory.
Desktop memory comes in the 168 pin and 184 pin standards, with 184 pin being the DDR form factor.
There are, of course, other ancient formats which are no longer supported in modern computers, such as the 72 pin SIMMS and DIMMS of old.
Of course, these specifications do not apply to RAMBUS and other custom format memories, but are the universally adopted standards. The 184 pin DESKTOP memory that you referred to is usually manufactured in a cheaper more power hungry process, and although I have heard of it being used in some formats of portable computers like Desknotes I have not heard of anyone making real laptops using it.