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Replace DDR RAM with DDR2 RAM

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Bill, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I have an H-P Pavillion dv1000 laptop with 2 256mb DDR SDRAM modules. I
    would like to replace them with 2 512mb DDR2 SDRAM modules that I am
    removing from a Dell Inspiron 9300. An H-P support tech told me this
    would work. However, I have since read that DDR RAM is 2.5 volt and
    DDR2 RAM is 1.8 volt and also has more pins on each module (the modules
    are physically the same size).

    Is it really safe to put the DDR2 modules in the H-P Pavillion dv1000?

    Bill, Jan 20, 2008
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  2. Bill

    Arno Wagner Guest

    It likely will kill the RAM and the mainboard, unless this board
    has sockets for DDR and DDR2.

    Arno Wagner, Jan 20, 2008
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    Bill Guest

    That's what I thought. Thanks for the confirmation.
    Bill, Jan 20, 2008
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