Difference Between SIMM and DIMM

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In this post, we will understand the difference between SIMM and DIMM −

SIMM

  • The pins present on either facets are connected.

  • It supports 32 bit channel for data transfer.

  • It consumes power of 5 volts.

  • It provides storage space of about 4 MB to 64 MB.

  • The most common pin configuration of SIMM module is 72 pins.

  • It is an old technology.

  • They are installed in pairs.

  • They can be used by early Pentium computers as well as by 486 CPU.

  • The length and width of SIMM are 4.25 inches and 1 inch respectively.

  • There are single notches in it.

DIMM

  • The pins in DIMM are freelance in nature.

  • It supports 64 bit channel for data transfer.

  • It consumes power of about 3.3 volts.

  • DIMM provides the storage 32 MB to 1 GB.

  • The most common pin configuration of DIMM module is 168 pins.

  • They are replacement of SIMMs module.

  • They are installed one at a time.

  • They are generally used by modern Pentium computers.

  • The length and width of this module are about 1.67 to 5.25 inches and 1 to 1.75 inches respectively.

  • There are two notches in this module.

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Published on 24-Apr-2021 11:01:50
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