Some time ago, I purchased the JET-5608AK SODIMM to DIMM Adapter. What this does is convert a SODIMM RAM module into a DIMM module. SODIMM is the RAM used on laptops, while DIMMs are the RAM used in Desktop computers.
The product came in a very simple box:
And opening it shows just the SODIMM to DIMM adapter very well protected:
The front of the device can be seen at the start of this posts but here it is again:
And the back of it:
I’m going to use this with an 8GB Samsung SODIMM DDR4 module from my laptop:
This is the front of it with the RAM inserted:
And the back:
Inserting the module in the machine:
I’m going to use this module with an ASUS B350M-A motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU. I currently have 32GB of RAM in it. Using this would raise it to 40GB as I’m using an 8GB Samsung DDR4 SODIMM module:
But because some machines have compatibility issues, I’m placing the RAM alone:
It didn’t work.
That’s right. This module is NOT compatible with this motherboard or CPU, it seems. Even when placed alone or with the other RAM modules, the machine refused to boot. This could very well be the BIOS or can be the CPU itself not supporting SODIMM modules. After all, this CPU was released before the mobile AMD Ryzen CPUs were released.
Anyway, the adapter is not expensive and it was worth getting it to see if it would actually work. It would have been nice to use spare DDR4 SODIMM modules with my desktop.
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All photos were taken using a Samsung Galaxy S9+.