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SO-DIMMs are a compromise. They sacrifice some electrical and thermal properties for size.

Exactly this.
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SO-DIMMs are a compromise. They sacrifice some electrical and thermal properties for size.

I think this was true a couple years ago, but now days i am not so sure. They seem pretty close to me. They use the same voltage with far less cooling while maintaining just as good of a life span.
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SO-DIMMs cant do 2200Mhz 7-9-7-20.
that is all.

And very few desktop dimms can do that either. So give it time for that speed to become more main stream. Once a CPU uses that speed by default I am sure there will be SO Dimms that run that fast.

I just think there is some untapped potential here. if I put the SO Dimms side ways over the memory banks in my motherboard there would probably be room for at least eight sticks in the same space...maybe even slightly less. You could do 32GB of memory using cheap 4GB sticks and not have half the motherboard covered with memory slots.
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My ITX Sandy Bridge build uses it and it's been perfectly fine
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I think this was true a couple years ago, but now days i am not so sure. They seem pretty close to me. They use the same voltage with far less cooling while maintaining just as good of a life span.

The simple fact that they have fewer power and ground contacts, smaller pads for those contacts, and less than ideal trace routing is plenty of evidence for them having lesser potential.

This is the reason why JEDEC has certified DDR3 at 2133MT/s, while the fastest JEDEC SO-DIMMs are still 1600MT/s.

At moderate speeds, voltages, and densities, there won't be any perceptible differences. It's the higher end of the spectrum where things would become problematic.

As for lifespan, any memory run within or near spec should last a very long time...decades even.
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How would it fit? I mean, DIMMs are vertical, SO-DIMMs are horizontal. In a laptop, sure, you can't have a 3 or 4cm tall stick of ram. However, in a desktop, even a mini-ITX one, you've got a bunch of free vertical space (unless your CPU cooler steals it, that is), so why use more horizontal? I dunno, unless you can fit other components under the ram or something... (well, I guess the entire so-dimm module is smaller, but still, why go smaller if you can have much faster ram? Ever seen so-dimms with heatsinks? You'll probably need those if running at 1600MHz or faster...)

It's like saying that since you can make a small laptop, we don't need desktops anymore. Just try doing a bunch of video editing, gaming, or overclocking on a laptop... my 11" E350 netbook does one thing and my i5 geforce 550ti desktop does another...
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Ever seen so-dimms with heatsinks?

Yes.

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How would it fit? I mean, DIMMs are vertical, SO-DIMMs are horizontal. In a laptop, sure, you can't have a 3 or 4cm tall stick of ram. However, in a desktop, even a mini-ITX one, you've got a bunch of free vertical space (unless your CPU cooler steals it, that is), so why use more horizontal? I dunno, unless you can fit other components under the ram or something... (well, I guess the entire so-dimm module is smaller, but still, why go smaller if you can have much faster ram? Ever seen so-dimms with heatsinks? You'll probably need those if running at 1600MHz or faster...)
It's like saying that since you can make a small laptop, we don't need desktops anymore. Just try doing a bunch of video editing, gaming, or overclocking on a laptop... my 11" E350 netbook does one thing and my i5 geforce 550ti desktop does another...

I think you are thinking that SO Dimms have to be installed on their side like in a laptop. They can be install vertically as well are that way on most of the ITX mother boards that use them

Ram heat sinks are not that important...they can stick them on if they wanted to. They really don't help with temps much...in rare cases they actually cause the memory to run warmer. They are more of a cosmetic item.

and this is nothing like saying a laptop can do what a desktop can...though it can if the two systems have comparable hardware. Though I must say that heavy usage on a laptop is not a good thing. There just isn't enough cooling for it and it will bake.

I spent the other day looking at some spec sheets and white papers...I honest cannot see why they still mess around with two types of memory. Spec wise they seem identical and you find the same memory ICs on both SO Dimms and Dimms.
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The simple fact that they have fewer power and ground contacts, smaller pads for those contacts, and less than ideal trace routing is plenty of evidence for them having lesser potential.
This is the reason why JEDEC has certified DDR3 at 2133MT/s, while the fastest JEDEC SO-DIMMs are still 1600MT/s.
At moderate speeds, voltages, and densities, there won't be any perceptible differences. It's the higher end of the spectrum where things would become problematic.
As for lifespan, any memory run within or near spec should last a very long time...decades even.

There are a few SO Dimms running at 1866MHZ. Since no CPU found in a laptop will run memory faster than 1866MHz there is no reason to make it faster. No CPU in a Desktop can run memory that fast either without overclocking.

I am thinking that it would just make the motherboard much more difficult to manufacture and so they don't want to mess with it. Even though it would make 6 and 8 slot memory slot layouts much more ideal.
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I am thinking that it would just make the motherboard much more difficult to manufacture and so they don't want to mess with it. Even though it would make 6 and 8 slot memory slot layouts much more ideal.

Physical DIMM slot placement/layout might be more ideal, but what about the electrical issues? More densely packed traces (and SO-DIMM has more densely packed contacts despite missing 36 power and ground pins), on both the DIMM, and the system board, undoubtedly complicates trace routing, and the missing pins themselves mean the ones remaining must handle much more current, for a given part's power.

Another issue is cooling. Even DDR3 gets hot under load, especially higher performance, higher density DDR3. Most of this heat is not conducted away by the ICs or any heatspreader on them. It' goes through the BGA solder balls into the PCB and from there into the air and the board. With fewer, smaller, gold finger contacts, and a much smaller PCB, there is much less cooling capacity. This likely isnt a problem for slow or LP DIMMs, but it could be a very big issues for 1.5v+ 1866MT/s+ parts.
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Physical DIMM slot placement/layout might be more ideal, but what about the electrical issues? More densely packed traces (and SO-DIMM has more densely packed contacts despite missing 36 power and ground pins), on both the DIMM, and the system board, undoubtedly complicates trace routing, and the missing pins themselves mean the ones remaining must handle much more current, for a given part's power.
Another issue is cooling. Even DDR3 gets hot under load, especially higher performance, higher density DDR3. Most of this heat is not conducted away by the ICs or any heatspreader on them. It' goes through the BGA solder balls into the PCB and from there into the air and the board. With fewer, smaller, gold finger contacts, and a much smaller PCB, there is much less cooling capacity. This likely isnt a problem for slow or LP DIMMs, but it could be a very big issues for 1.5v+ 1866MT/s+ parts.

The cooling shouldn't matter...they have nearly no cooling in laptops. In a desktop they might have a puff of air over them at least.

I am sure your right about it is something more to do with the 204 pins on a SO Dimm vrs the 240 Pins on the Dimms. Though they manage to overcome these complications in a laptop...which would likely be produced in much greater volumes then any desktop motherboards. Though this may mean you can't have all your memory in one location on the motherboard...but I don't really know how many people would care about that if it meant a smaller form factor or the same form factor with a lot more capacity for memory. I've seen Laptop mother boards where they managed to get four memory slots added in. If they can stuff four into a laptop I'd think they could get double that amount onto an ATX mother board easily enough.

I don't know...now that I've seen ITX boards with them I really would like to see them implemented in an M-ATX...or even an ATX, format. Though due to the layout on those boards with SO Dimms they could have just as well had Dimms anyway.

Probably not a good idea for a lot of reasons...yet at least. I just see sizes of everything getting smaller and smaller...save for memory (and high-end graphic cards...but they are finally starting to get smaller again). And with the memory, we actually have a working smaller solution in place already.
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