Learn more about Crucial 16GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-8500 Memory Module - 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz DDR3-1066/PC3-8500 - 1.50 V - ECC - Registered - 240-pin - DIMM:
Crucial 240-pin DIMMs are used in DDR3 memory for desktop computers. DDR3 is the latest generation of memory with an improved architecture that allows it to transmit data more quickly.
A dual inline memory module (DIMM) consists of a number of memory components (usually black) that are attached to a printed circuit board (usually green). The gold pins on the bottom of the DIMM provide a connection between the module and a socket on a larger printed circuit board. The pins on the front and back of a DIMM are not connected to each other.