[rescue] Good way to identify RAM?

Earl Baugh earl at baugh.org
Wed Sep 12 21:46:57 CDT 2007

Ok, I've got a small metric buttload of SIMMs / DRAM  that has been
mysteriously growing over
here (what with the rescues I've done recently, other rescuer's dropping it
off, and friends who
don't normally give me spare parts saying "hey, got this, perhaps you could
use it...".. and more
folks are telling me they have more... geeze... )

It's from 30 pin up to stuff that looks fairly new/recent technology.   I'm
putting the info into a
spreadsheet as I sort the two buckets that I have here of it... trying to
inventory it so that I can put it
up either free to a good home/for a few $$.

The problem is I'm having a heck of a time properly identifying it all (at
least KNOWING that I've
got the correct identifications)   There is "some" older stuff that I might
be able to use myself,
but the bulk of it will be just go.... so I could use some
assistance/pointers.  I can puzzle out
various pieces of info , such as speeds (i.e -10, 100ns, -70 70ns, etc) and
parity (on some, 9 chip
vs 8 chip... those are fairly clear) and pins of course.   And the Sun part
numbers stuff, I've
got that handled (that was easy...even with different manuf, Sun part
numbers are MY friend 8-) )

But after that, Googling hasn't been kind.   Does anybody have some good
references for
identifying?  I've got
http://www.chipmunk.nl/DRAM/ChipManufacturers.htmwhich is somewhat
helpful.  Found this http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=179and

But all told, haven't found a good RAM Rosetta stone...

Most helpful suggestion (aside from "ship it all to me" 8-) ) gets first
dibbs on what they
want from the buckets...


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