What does DIMM 2 mean?

By Scharon Harding published August 23, 2018. Comments (2) DIMM (dual in-line memory module) slots are the place on your motherboard where the RAM goes. As such, you may also see DIMM slots referred to as “RAM slots.” The more DIMM slots your motherboard has, the more RAM you can install.

What are DIMM 2 slots used for?

According to ASUS, the purpose of the DIMM. 2 slot is to decongest a motherboard that no longer has any room for M. 2 slots, which are usually used for SSDs that don’t make use of SATA.

What are 2 differences between DIMM and SO DIMM?

A Registered DIMM is a memory module designed for network servers and high end workstations. A SODIMM (Small Outline Dual In-line Memory Module) is a memory module with a smaller outline and thickness than standard DIMM modules and designed primarily for notebook computers.

Is all DIMM RAM the same?

The vast majority of DIMMs are standardized through JEDEC standards, although there are proprietary DIMMs. DIMMs come in a variety of speeds and sizes, but generally are one of two lengths – PC which are 133.35 mm (5.25 in) and laptop (SO-DIMM) which are about half the size at 67.60 mm (2.66 in).

Is 2 DIMMs better than 4?

2 Sticks of RAM are generally less expensive than 4 Sticks. It’s easier to push higher memory speeds and lower CAS latencies with fewer sticks. Dual Channel support is a guarantee; Quad Channel support is not. You can add more Modules at a later date if you find you need higher RAM capacity (read this first)

Is it better to have 1 DIMM or 2?

Simply put, one DIMM of RAM is better for your specific device than two DIMMs. RAM (Random Access Memory) is one of the most critical components of a computer. It is responsible for temporarily storing information that has just been loaded into the computer by the system software or an application program.

Can I put RAM in slots 1 and 3?

In the case of a motherboard with four RAM slots, it’s probable you’ll want to install your first RAM stick into the slot labeled 1. A second stick should go into Slot 2, which isn’t next to Slot 1. If you have a third stick, it would go into Slot 3, which will actually be between Slot 1 and Slot 2.

Is DDR4 the same as DIMM?

Physically, a DDR4 module, or dual in-line memory module (DIMM), looks very similar to a DDR3 DIMM. However, DDR4 has 288 pins compared with DDR3’s 240 pins; DDR4 SO-DIMMS have 260 pins instead of 204 in DDR3.


How do I know if my RAM is DDR3 or DDR4?

Check RAM Type Checking RAM type, once you know the speeds you’re supposed to be looking for, is very easy. Open Task Manager and go to the Performance tab. Select memory from the column on the left, and look at the very top right. It will tell you how much RAM you have and what type it is.

Is DDR3 the same as DIMM?

Types of RAM The first DIMM was called SO-DIMM and had 72 pins, whereas DDR3 RAM has 240. DIMMs with different numbers of pins are incompatible with each other and cannot be installed in computers that are not designed for that specific type of RAM.