A single inline memory module (SIMM) consists of a number of memory components (usually black) that are attached to a printed circuit board (usually green). The gold or tin pins on the bottom of the SIMM provide a connection between the module and a socket on a larger printed circuit board. The pins on the front and back of a SIMM are connected.
72-pin SIMMs are commonly found in older desktop computers, such as the 486 and early Pentium® models. 72-pin SIMMs are available in FPM or EDO. When upgrading, be sure to match the memory technology that is already in your system.
The number of black components on a 72-pin SIMM can vary. 72-pin SIMMs are approximately 4.25 inches long and 1 inch high, though the heights can vary. They have one notch on the bottom left and one notch in the center of the module.
• 8Meg x 32
Memory spec terms:
NON-ECC/Non-parity — Most desktop and laptop computers take NON-ECC or Non-parity memory.
ECC/Parity — ECC or parity modules look for errors in data and are most often found in servers and other mission-critical applications used by large networks and businesses.
Unbuffered — Most PCs and workstations use unbuffered memory which is faster than registered memory.
Registered/Buffered — Registered or buffered modules delay all information transferred to the module by one clock cycle. This type of memory is primarily used in servers.
Fully buffered — Designed for next-generation servers, features an advanced memory buffer.
CL — CAS (column address strobe) latency, which is the number of clock cycles it takes before data starts to flow after a command is received. Lower CL is faster. Modules with different CL can be mixed on a system, but the system will only run at the highest (slowest) CL.
Component configuration — (For example: 64Meg x 64) Indicates the size of the memory chip components on the module.
Voltage — For example 2.6V. Indicates the power used by the module. The lower the better.
- Return for refund within: 30 days
- Return for replacement within: lifetime
For a return for credit, this item must be returned to Memory America within 30 days of the invoice date for this policy to apply. For a replacement, we offer a Lifetime warranty and support on all memory upgrades. “Return” constitutes receipt of the product by Memory America, and not the mere issuance of an RMA.
The following conditions are not acceptable for return, and will result in the merchandise you have returned to Memory America being returned to you:
- Modules exhibiting physical damage
- Modules that are missing the manufacturer label containing model number, part number or serial number
- Modules that are missing the manufacturer warranty label