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Which part of a memory module provides information on the make, model, and characteristics of the module?

A) Serial Presence Detect

B) Memory Information System

C) Simple Network Management Protocol

D) Dual Inline Memory Manager

E) It’s written on the memory module in very tiny letters

The answer: A) Serial Presence Detect

The SPD is a small ROM chip on the memory module that provides information about the manufacturer, model, serial number, memory characteristics, and much more.

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