SIPP: A memory module format developed in the late 1980s. Electronically it is the same as the Single Inline Memory Module (SIMM) introduced at the same time. Physically, it uses short wire leads that plug into a socket instead of the connection pads used in SIMMs.

SIMMs can be converted to SIPPs by soldering legs on them. SIPPs can sometimes be converted to SIMMs by removing the legs. However the pads left after removing the legs may not be suitable for use in all SIMM sockets.

SIPPs were widely used in early 386 computers, but their popularity quickly waned. Quite possibly they were only made in the 30 pin with parity format.

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