The SDRAM is an acronym for synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. SDRAM Memory is made from semi-conductor devices and is the later invention to Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). It is faster than DRAM in terms of speed and is the most widely used memory on the computer systems now. Talk of high end servers, laptops, desktops and also those palm tops, SDRAM is the order of the day.
SAMSUNG first produced the first SDRAM memory in Nineteen Ninety Three (1993) even though the product was not globally accepted. But it actually showcased the improved speed memories which eventually replaced the common memory technology in the new Millennium (year 2000). And having accepted the SDRAM in the new Millenniums, faster, better performance ones were developed in the form of double data Rate (DDR) SDRAM in year Two thousand and Three (2003).
The DDR2 (Double data rate version 2) types came out a year after and are better than the DDR in terms of performance. DDR3 prototypes had been announced earlier (year 2005) than the computer motherboards that they are compatible with were manufactured in year two thousand and seven (2007). DDR4 SDRAM is getting to the final stage of production now.
The Random Access Memory (RAM) as computer memory is generally called is where the system central processing unit keeps and retrieves data first and the higher the RAM size of a system the faster the system will respond to the command from its input (keyboard, mouse, others). Following are notable tips about the computer memories
SDRAM memory is hardware and it needs to be compatible with the system motherboard before it can work. So, you need to enquire from your computer system manufacturer which types of the memory will work well with your computer system.
You can confirm the size of memory installed on your computer system by right-clicking the My Computer system on your desktop or your start menu. Click properties and enable the General button to see the size (Megabyte; MB or Gigabyte; GB).
When your computer is running slowly or is not responding very quickly, then what you need is to increase its memory. But before you will do this, ensure you contact your system manufacturer to know if you will not revoke the warranty if you install a new SDRAM memory by opening your computer’s cover.
Ensure you check the manual of the motherboard to be able to know whether your computer SDRAM memory is non-parity or parity type.
Also check the motherboard physically to know the number of slots where the memory can be installed before you go ahead to buy the RAM.
And try to find out the number of pins on the SDRAM memory slots on your motherboard before attempting to buy one. Usually, the pins are 30, 72 or 168.
Remove a sample of memory on your system to be able to know whether it is dual in-line memory module (DIMM) or single in-line memory module (SIMM).
And finally, you need to know that you can increase virtual memory on your system’s hard drive to augment the storage space for your data and indirectly increase the size of your SDRAM memory.