Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Other types of RAM, part of CompTIA A+ (220-901) Cert Prep: 1 Core Processing.
- Your standard desktop sticks…are the bread and butter of what makes RAM work.…But there's a lot of exceptions to that.…So, I wanna talk about what I'm gonna call weird RAM.…Now, all of these are different aspects of RAM…that are covered on the CompTIA A+,…most of which I agree with completely.…But one in particular, and the one I'm gonna mention…at first, is, kind of, a long-dead RAM,…but it's on the test, so I'm gonna talk about it.…And that RAM is called RAMBUS.…What you have in front of you are old sticks of RAMBUS.…
RAMBUS is pretty much long gone.…I haven't seen it in many, many years.…RAMBUS came out about the time that SDRAM…had been out for a while.…Now, it was actually the first double-pumped RAM,…although DDR SDRAM quickly supplanted it,…because RAMBUS wanted money for everybody who made…any of this RAM.…So, what we're looking at here…is a standard RAMBUS, what it was called a RIMM,…and R-I-M-M didn't stand for anything,…it just sounded like DIMM, so they used the same term.…
It's 184-pin RIMM, and you'll notice it has two notches…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The first, core processing, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers explains the fundamentals of PCs, microprocessors, RAM, and BIOS. He also shows you how to set up, connect, maintain, and troubleshoot the main components of a computer.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- How do personal computers (PCs) work?
- What is a central processing unit (CPU)?
- When is random access memory (RAM) used?
- What is a basic input/output system (BIOS)?
- Installing a CPU
- Working with extensions and sockets
- Troubleshooting RAM
- Setting up a BIOS