Identifying EDO Ram Stick Capacity
Posted on 2004-08-26
On the off chance that my main PC dies I always keep a very low powered PC in the closest. The older system has a Penitum I and 20 Megs of EDO 72 Pin SIMM. Though Win98SE is installed the system just thrashes the 800 Meg HDD clearly dying for more memory.
My local PC shop usually carries tons of used EDO ram for $2 a piece. Unfortunately none of the ram is labeled with actual capacity. I took a chance and purchased a Goldstar stick (the 8 individual chips [single sided] SOJ are labeled: GM71C4400BJ70 - 9516) but it turned out to have a capacity of 4 Megs !
I'm looking for a capacity of 16 Megs to 32 Megs, EDO 72 Pin, 60 or 70ns.
Other sticks found but i have no clue about:
LG GM71C17400AJ7 & LG GM71C17403BJ6
Micron MT8D132M-6 9612 MT4C4001JDT
Exactly how do i go about identifying the capacity of EDO 72 Pin ram? Can i tell from the # of chips and pins?