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RAM marking colors

Markings for RAMs to tell what type and side it is placed into the motherboard
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I broke accidentally my RAM slot because I forced it wrong side. If there would be color markings in RAM and RAM slots, there would be no such misunderstanding. There are normal DDR1-3, EEC, and what else special RAM formats. If every Producer would make a mutual decision to use protocol color markings in the motherboards and RAMs, it would reduce broken components.
Thrust, Oct 27 2009

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       I accidentally broke my EWE in a similar situation.
wagster, Oct 27 2009
  

       Because you forced it on the wrong side?
Eeee-ewe!
coprocephalous, Oct 27 2009
  

       <Vader>   

       "Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have constructed. The ability to destroy a DIMM is insignificant, next to the power of the Force...."   

       </Vader>
8th of 7, Oct 27 2009
  

       Look at the little notch.
sninctown, Oct 28 2009
  

       What [snictown] said, and don't force it. There's already an identifying standard for RAM; you just ignored it. [-]
BunsenHoneydew, Oct 28 2009
  

       Thanks [bigsleep]. "Dipswitch" is officially my new favourite insult.
BunsenHoneydew, Oct 28 2009
  

       Guess what? They sell more RAM if you break it, so they have no incentive to make anything easier for regular people. Why do you think that notch is so close to the middle...they want you to break it!
MisterQED, Oct 28 2009
  

       If you don't have the motherboard manual, it might not be easy to make difference between memory types also, e.g. EEC memory that is used for servers looks very similar to normal RAM.
Thrust, Oct 28 2009
  

       There's a lot of standards in computer hardware that could do with being better labelled.
wagster, Oct 28 2009
  

       There's a lot of owners of computer hardware who could do with being more careful and better informed.
8th of 7, Oct 28 2009
  

       There's an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 28 2009
  
      
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