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DDR2 in a DDR Slot?

By BigMongo
Nov 17, 2005
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  1. If I buy DDR2 RAM chip. Will it fit and run fine in a motherboard that doesn't have DDR2 capabilities?
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    No it won't.
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Will it work? No.

    Will it fit? Anything is possible with a pair of pliers and a hammer.... :knock:

    The modules are notched every so slightly different.. and they have a different number of pins. So getting it in there wil be quite a bit of work.

    But, I remember reading back in 2004 that DDR-2 modules would also be released in 184-pin format.. This is proably because the technology is so embarrasingly simliar to DDR-1, although there would be a somewhat limited compatability. I have not seen such modules yet.
  4. BigMongo

    BigMongo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you. That just saved me the trouble of buying one now. Hmm, now to look into buying a new motherboard.

    Stupid upgrading.
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