What kind of information is contained in the SPD?
A) Hard drive configuration details (platters, heads, sectors, etc.)
B) Video configuration information (resolution, refresh rates, etc.)
C) Power supply performance (watts, amps, etc.)
D) Memory module details (CAS latency, configuration type, access time, etc.)
E) It contains my super-secret fantasy football draft information
The answer: D) Memory module details (CAS latency, configuration type, access time, etc.)
The Serial Presence Detect data is stored on an EEPROM chip on the memory module, and it contains detailed technical information about the memory module. The SPD contains details such as the CAS latency value, the configuration type (ECC, non-ECC), SDRAM access time, and other information about the memory module.
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