Worksheet 1334 Laptop RAM

In this activity, you will use the Internet, a newspaper, or a local store to gather information about expansion memory for a(n) IBM T-43 laptop. (Please ask your instructor for the laptop model to research.)

Instructor Note: You may choose any laptop to research. The answers here are specific to the IBM T-43.

1. Research the manufacturer specifications for the memory in the IBM T-43 laptop. List the spec-

ifications in the following table:

Memory Specifications

Laptop Expansion Memory

Form Factor

SODIMM

Type

DDR2

Size (MB)

512 MB

Manufacturer

IBM

Speed

533 MHz

Slots

2

2. Shop around, and in the following table list the features and costs for expansion memory for

a(n) IBM T-43 laptop.

Memory Specifications

Expansion Memory

Form Factor

SODIMM

Type

DDR2

Size (MB)

1 GB

Manufacturer

IBM

Speed

667 MHz

Retail Cost

$159

3. In your research, did you find any reason to select a particular type of expansion memory over another?

Answers will vary based on price, warranty, and preference.

4. Is the new expansion memory compatible with the existing memory installed in the laptop? Why is this important?

Yes. If the expansion memory speed is less than the manufacturer's specifications, the laptop may not work at its optimal performance and may crash the system.

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