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QUESTION: Dear ZZ

Is it possible to replace RAM modules and cache memory with Memory cards in the motherboard?.

If not, Could there be advantages in motherboard Design changes implementation?.

Thanks
Prashant

ANSWER: Memory cards are not a suitable replacement for RAM in a PC without a major redesign of the hardware and software.  It could be done, I suppose, but to what advantage?

If a major manufacturer realized an advantage in doing so it surely would have been introduced by now.

I don't see a cost advantage nor a speed advantage in so doing.  Not a good idea in my opinion.

http://www.nairaland.com/747690/how-use-memory-card-ram

Above is interesting way to add Memory to existing RAM. I have not tried it so don't recommend it either.



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QUESTION: Dear ZZ

Thanks.

I Feel that the advantages could be compact motherboard Design with Memory cards replacing RAM modules in motherboard with more memory capacity available in memory cards.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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But RAMM chips are getting smaller and less costly all the time.

And, it would not surprise us if there are special memory solutions in the pipeline getting ready to break through soon.  But the PC industry is going slowly now days with the flood of smartphones and tablets - which already use super small internal memories and memory cards.

What are your other experts saying about it?  I'd be interested.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-much-ram-does-your-pc-need-probably-l

The above link has some interesting ideas about expanding the capacity of RAM for smartphones and tablets as well as pcs.

http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/research-charts-memory/

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Electronics questions about AC, DC and digital theory.

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Graduate electrical engineer with over 40 years in electronic design, manufacturing, project organization and patent review. Experience in fields of industrial and consumer electronics (audio, video, acoustics, etc.)

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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); Senior Life member AES (Audio Engineering Society), Fellow Life member

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