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Windows 7: Help with RAM info please

04 Dec 2011   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Help with RAM info please

Have a Compaq CQ61 here at the moment and it it has 2GB Kingston PC-6400S stick in it. Now I want to up it to 4GB but cannot find out from local dealers or Google what the "S" stands for as I found 2GB DDR2 RAM in PCCG but it doesn't mention the "S" in the description.
Can someone please let me know what the S means and / or if the PCCG item will work OK in the machine with the Kingston stick? If the S means I have to get one with an S on it would I be better off getting two non "S" sticks as a kit (second ref).

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_929&products_id=14537

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_929&products_id=8721

(My local supplier)


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04 Dec 2011   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

My guess would be, after checking to make sure this is a laptop/netbook, that the S stands for so-dimm, which is memory for laptops and netbooks. After looking as both your links, it says so-dimm right there, so there you have it. It's just an abrevreation for so-dimm is all.
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04 Dec 2011   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks Bassfisher yeah mate it is a laptop and I pulled out the original stick this morning and that's what it had on it - PC-6400S.

Don't know why they had to add the S really as it's pretty obvious the stick is meant for a laptop and not a desktop. Well thats presuming someone daft enough would try I suppose eh? lol!
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04 Dec 2011   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

You'd be surprised at what people will do in the IT world. I thought I had seen it all until I took my A+ certification class and started doing jobs on the side....Funny stuff is all I can say.
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05 Dec 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I think you are right. Looks like D suffix for DIMM and S prefix for SODIMM.

Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for:
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05 Dec 2011   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Some manufacturers use those codes for different reasons. I had the same issue with G Skill ram. I was told that the S stood for single and the D stood for dual. Meaning they were bought with a single stick in a package (S) or D was a 2 stick package.
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06 Dec 2011   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thanks fellas I guessed it must be something simple - pity the manufacturers don't think to keep it simple too eh?
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