[rescue] Good way to identify RAM?

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 14 14:42:48 CDT 2007


--- Earl Baugh <earl at baugh.org> wrote:

> 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,


> But after that, Googling hasn't been kind.   Does
> anybody have some good references for
> identifying?  I've got
> is somewhat
> helpful.  Found this
> http://www.pcstats.com/ramfinder.cfm
> 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...

I usually look up the part numbers on the "chips"
and make guesstimates from there.  Being a hardware
engineer, I have a metric buttload of *databooks*
so this is usually a lead pipe cinch.

Of course, that tells me what the *geometry* is
likely to be but doesn't tell me what *machine*
it is likely to come out of!  :<  (I've had some
nasty surprises plugging Alpha SIMMs into non-Alpha
machines!  :<

Good luck!

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