Computer memory has come a long way, and the IBM PC Compatible has been at the forefront of memory technology since it’s conception. Whether it’s DIP memory, SIMMs, DIMMs, EDO RAM, Fast Page RAM, EDO Fast Burst RAM, SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, DDR2, DDR3, DDR4 of an other memory type. The PC has seen almost all of them, in an ever ongoing bid to increase speed. More RAM equals a faster system after all, and this was especially true in the 90s.. a period when everything was getting faster, operating systems were getting more bloated, and memory space was crucial for a smooth ride. We’re now in an era with lightning fast RAM space which can hold many times the capacity of my first hard disk drive. So let’s explore this wonderland of memory modules and find out how the world of PC RAM has evolved from the 1980s up until present day.


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