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Hypothetically if you were going to build a Mini-ITX rig that needed laptop memory instead of desktop memory, would the performance be the same as the desktop counterpart? I've listened to people say that laptop memory doesn't perform on the same level, is this true?
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AFAIK, there are no desktop motherboards that support laptop RAM.
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Asus Mini-ITX boards have been known to use SO-DIMM memory.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131709

Would performance be equivalent to its desktop counterpart?
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I would believe it boils down to speed (1333, 1600, etc) and CAS timings. If those are equivalent I don't see the physical form factor difference of a SO-DIMM causing decreased performance.

That's just my educated guess though.
 
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RAM speed is determined by the hardware. I.e. I would expect laptop/desktop RAM with the same speeds and timings to perform identically. I might be wrong.
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I'm going to go with the consensus that performance is equivalent. Thanks for the help guys.
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