Will DDR 400 RAM work in a DDR2 800 standard motherboard?

By pharbehind
Feb 26, 2007
  1. Will DDR 400 RAM work in a DDR2 800 standard motherboard?
    Just curious if those new DD2 motherboard are backwards compatible for that older type of memory.

  2. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Welcome to Techspot!

    It won't work @ all, because DDR400 RAM has 184 pins, and DDR2 RAM has 240 pins, and uses less voltage than DDR.

    Regards :)
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  3. pharbehind

    pharbehind TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ugh... I knew that, dumb me.

  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    NO. Read the installing RAM and upgrading guide in the guides forum.
  5. pharbehind

    pharbehind TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks chief, but problem was handled already.
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