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FPM (fast page memory) Can be used with 30-pin or 72-pin SIMMs or some really old 168-pin FPM DIMMs.
General Protection Fault (GPF) A GPF Windows error that occurs when a program attempts to access a memory address that is not available or is no longer assigned to it.
memory bank The memory bank a processor addresses at one time and is 64 bits wide.
parity An error-checking scheme in which a ninth, or "parity," bit is added. The value of the parity bit is set to either 0 or 1 to provide an even number of ones for even parity and an odd number of ones for odd parity.
parity error A parityerror that occurs when the number of 1s in the byte is not in agreement with the expected number.
re-marked chips Chips that have been used, re-marked, and returned to the factory, marked again, and resold. The surface of the chips may be dull or scratched.
RIMM An outdated type of DRAM with 184 pins that is RIMM.
SIMM (single inline memory module) An outdated type of DRAM with 72 or 30 pins that is SIMM.
Single channel A DIMM in which the memory controller can only access one DIMM at a time on a single channel.
Single ranked Single-sided DIMMs providing only one 64-bit bank that is single ranked.
Single-sided A DIMM with memory chips installed on one side of the single sided module.
SO-DIMM (small outline DIMM) A smaller version of a SO-DIMM used on laptops.
synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) The first DIMM to run synchronized with the system clock. It has two notches, SDRAM, and uses 168 pins.
triple channels Accessing three DIMM channels at the same time.
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