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Old 08-14-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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I recently just upgraded to 2gb of RAM in my laptop, when I boot BIOS shows "2047M System RAM Passed"
"1024K Cache SRAM Passed"

Are these supposed to match up or are they just two totally different things?

Thanks in advance for all the help.
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:16 AM   #2
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SRAM is different then regular system memory.

"SRAM is also used in personal computers, workstations, routers and peripheral equipment: internal CPU caches and external burst mode SRAM caches, hard disk buffers, router buffers, etc." Says Wikipedia on SRAM.

It's basically a small cache for buffering most likely being used by the CPU.
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:22 PM   #3
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Nope, they don't (and won't!) match up at all - the two are very different things.

I could write an essay here on the differences, but it basically boils down to static RAM (that's the SRAM) being very fast and very expensive (hence it's low size) and dynamic RAM (that's the system or normal RAM) being slower but a lot cheaper. If you want to know more in depth, Google will bring up a ton of results!
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Ok, thanks a lot for the replies.
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