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General Protection Fault (GPF) a windows fault 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 a processor addresses at one time. Todays desktop and notebook processors use a memory bank that 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 an error 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 and returned to the factory, marked again, and resold. The surface of the chips may be dull or scratched.
RIMM A type of memory module developed by Rambus, Inc
SIMM (single inline memory module) a miniature circuit board used in older computers to hold RAM. SIMMs holds 8,16,32 or 64 MB on a single module.
Single channel the memory controller on a motherboard that can only access one DIMM at a time. Compare to dual channel and triple channel.
single ranked DIMMs that provide only one 64 bit bank. Compare to dual ranked
single-sided memory chips embedded on only a single side of a DIMM.
SO-DIMM (small outline DIMM) A type of memory module used in notebook computers that uses DIMM technology. a DDR3 SO-DIMM has 204 pins. A DDR2 or DDR SO DIMM has 200 pins.
synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) a type of memory stored on DIMMs that runs in Sync with the system clock, running at the same speed as the motherboard.
triple channels when the memory controller accesses three DIMMs at the same time. DDR3 DIMMs suport triple channeling.
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