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How to identify what type of memory is supported
Partner motherboards use the industry standard
DIMM Slots (SDR / DDR) for system memory.
Different models have their combinations of DIMM
Slots to suit the current market needs. 168 pins
DIMM Slots are for 3.3V SDR SDRAM modules, while
184 pins DIMM Slots are for 2.5V DDR SDRAM
number of RAM Slots define the way that system
memory is implemented, and the approach for
expansion. Please refer to the user manual, and
the motherboard's existing configuration for
How to upgrade memory on PC Partner motherboard
memory is upgradable via adding or changing RAM
modules on the motherboard. This involves
component installation, so it requires some
hardware knowledge of an experienced user.
Please identify what type
of memory slots are available on your PC Partner
motherboard. Check for the unpopulated memory
slots on the board. For better functionality and
performance, similar nature modules (eg. same
speed and type) should be used when installing
multiple RAM modules on a motherboard.
Insert the modules into
the RAM slots with care, making sure the gold-fingers
are fully inserted into the slot. Also mind the
polarization notch on the slots and the module.
If the module seems not fitting, do not force it
in, try putting in with a different orientation.
What is cache memory and how is it supported on
memory is an important element in high speed
computer systems. Cache memory serves as a high
speed buffer between the fast CPU and the slower
main memory (DRAM). Older design of PC Partner
motherboard implement cache memory via
asynchronous fast SRAM, and are upgradable. Newer
design cache are implemented by synchronous
pipeline burst SRAM. Some of these pipeline burst
SRAM are made into module boards, while other are
directly soldered onto the motherboard (fixed at
factory), or implemented inside the CPU. Cache
size range from 256KB to 512KB or 1MB, for L2 or
memory is also found inside CPUs, with size range
from 8KB to 64KB, also known as internal cache.