SERVER AND WORKSTATION RAM
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RAM IN A SERVER OR WORSTATION AND THE ONES IN A DESKTOP PC AND DO THEY WORK IN EITHER TYPE OF COMPUTER
RAM that is used in a server or workstation computer is essentially the same RAM that is used in a desktop PC. There is no difference in the RAM used in either one of the devices.
The only difference that may exist is concerned only with the RAM itself, not with the device it is being used with. These differences would be, starting with the biggest, what data rate the RAM is. It could be DDR, DDR2, or DDR3. This is the only difference that would have an effect on what type of computer motherboard the RAM can be used with, as the motherboard (as goes for both server and workstations and desktop PCs) has to be rated for a certain data rate of RAM in order to use that specific RAM stick.
The other differences are much minor, such as the speed of the RAM and the brand, which most of the time do not make a difference as to what type of computer motherboard they are being used with.
Hope this helps clarify.
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hi there. thanks for your help before. i however bought 2 x 512mhz pc3200 which where taken out of a working server and when put in my computer it started to beep then stoped. what is wrong