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RAM ZIF Sockets

No more dented thumbs
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I hate installing RAM. You have to press very hard on the module to insert it into the socket, which is very painful for my thumbs. If you try to use a screwdriver, there's a good chance it will slip and break something. Why can't they be more like CPUs and use ZIF sockets?

Zero Insertion Force sockets allow you to easily insert the RAM, and push a little lever to lock it in place. No more struggles.

Aq_Bi, Feb 03 2005

SODIMM installation illustrated http://www.oempcwor...l_144pin_SODIMM.htm
[bristolz] - yes, I think so [tiromancer, Feb 04 2005]

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       Those two locking levers at the sides do help seat the memory in place if you know how to use them.
neelandan, Feb 03 2005
  

       [neelandan] true, but those things aren't nearly as good at making the job easy as a zif or similar socket setup would be.   

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photojunkie, Feb 03 2005
  

       As many things as possible should use ZIFs. Also, why have actual SIMMs and DIMMs at all? It just wastes resources. The chips are surely all that are really necessary. A single lever for all the RAM chips, of course.
nineteenthly, Feb 03 2005
  

       Memory has only recently become cheap. Why make it expensive again?
wagster, Feb 03 2005
  

       [Wagster] it's a tradition thing...
photojunkie, Feb 03 2005
  

       Not that this helps you, but SODIMM cards have a very nice seating mechanism. See if someone will let you fiddle with their laptop... I think some of the incredibly small motherboards use SODIMMs also.   

       Oh yeah... you can use (gently) a rubber mallet, a rubber handled screwdriver, or an eraser and anything hard.
tiromancer, Feb 04 2005
  

       Are SODIMMs the ones that are hinged, kind of?
bristolz, Feb 04 2005
  

       I have used SODIMMs, and they are great, but I mostly deal with SIMMs and DIMMs. I often wonder why they don't make them in a more compact shape as well.   

       None of my computers have enough room in them to swing a mallet, but I will try an eraser. Thanks.
Aq_Bi, Feb 04 2005
  
      
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