Last week we talked about what DDR Memory is now I want to discuss what SDRAM Memory is. Incase you need to update your computer with SDRAM Memory it is good to know what the computer memory is and what kind you need.
SDRAM stands for synchronous dynamic random access memory. In 1993 was when SDRAM became the normal computer memory used in the electronics industry. The memory before SDRAM was call DRAM. DRAM stands for Dynamic random access memory and was developed in the 1970’s. Before SDRAM memory, DRAM memory was the standard type of memory used in computers.
DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 Computer Memory is a type of SDRAM memory, that came out a few years after. But these computer memory types are not interchangeable. This is because SDRAM has a slower transfer rate than DDR Memory. It is slower than DDR Memory because SDRAM can only accept one command and transfer one word of data per clock cycle. The DDR Memory types accept double of what the SDRAM computer memory would process.
These two types of computer memory are also not interchangeable because the interfaces are different and the chipset and memory setup are in their own particular arrangement. You can not use DDR Memory in your computer that accepts SDRAM Memory.