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7/29/2014 12:30 PM EDT
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BitHead77
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That is bits, not bytes
BitHead77   7/29/2014 8:06:57 PM
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Should be Gb, not GB for the Micron part (not sure about the other).

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Re: That is bits, not bytes
JanineLove   7/29/2014 8:28:10 PM
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You are correct. Error made in production. I'm fixing this now.

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Re: That is bits, not bytes
Bert22306   7/30/2014 9:56:03 PM
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I don't think so, Janine. The small "b" means "bit," while capital B means "byte" (8 bits). Total capacity of RAM is usually measured as the quantity of bytes it can hold, e.g. ASCII characters would be bytes, so it should be labeled as 8 GB, as you had it originally.

You can verify this in any number of places. Here are two examples.

https://ph.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110308024218AAZA4Fn

http://www.memorystock.com/memory/DellInspiron580s.html

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Re: That is bits, not bytes
elctrnx_lyf   7/31/2014 4:57:51 AM
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This is basically a 1GByte memory. The single chip with this level of density could definitely save a lot of board space.

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Re: That is bits, not bytes
JanineLove   7/31/2014 9:35:30 AM
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Hi @Bert22306, thanks, but no, it's bits. Micron confirmed that once it went live as Bytes. It's a common error that people make with memory I've found (I use to freelance for a memory company). We live in a Byte world!

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