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replacing ddr2 ram with ddr ram

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by ztz198, Feb 17, 2008.

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    ztz198 Guest

    i got an infinity nforce sl1 motherboard and was told it supports ddr2
    i wanted to try and install a ddr ram modual would it work or would it
    mess up the board
    also the board has 4 slots 2 black and 2 blue does that mean it can
    support both
    ztz198, Feb 17, 2008
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    Arno Wagner Guest

    It will kill the board and the RAM on powerup. The connecors do
    not match.

    Arno Wagner, Feb 17, 2008
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    Ruy Guest


    Ruy, Mar 5, 2008
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    Rich Wales Guest

    Don't try it. DDR and DDR2 RAM modules have different numbers of
    contacts, and the notches are placed differently, so a DDR module
    simply will not fit in a DDR2 slot (and if you don't get the point
    and keep trying and trying, you'll eventually break something!).
    Probably not. The differently coloured slots most likely mean that
    the slots can be used in pairs for a "dual-channel" configuration
    (i.e., you can put two identical, matched RAM modules in a pair of
    slots and double the RAM's data rate). But if the motherboard is
    designed for DDR2 RAM, it's a pretty sure bet that all the RAM
    slots are DDR2. Again, DDR and DDR2 have different pin densities
    and differently placed slots, and they are NOT compatible.

    Check your motherboard's user manual carefully. Unless it says
    VERY plainly and explicitly that it has the ability to support
    both DDR and DDR2 RAM, assume it supports ONLY one or the other.

    Rich Wales === Palo Alto, CA, USA ===
    http://www.richw.org === http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Richwales
    Rich Wales, Mar 5, 2008
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