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Will SDRAM work on a DDR2 Plug?

By gamerex
Oct 7, 2007
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  1. Will SDRAM work on a DDR2 Plug?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    In a word no. Both use different dimm slots and are not compatible with each other.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. gamerex

    gamerex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 176

    Dang could've added 512 gigs to my 2 gigs
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,832   +164

    Aren't all memory SDRAM? DDR SDRAM, DDRII SDRAM and such?
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I see what you mean mate, but there are differences. See HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. gamerex

    gamerex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 176

    So SDRAM is the type of memory like flash memory and stuff, DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 are variations of it, and the DIMM is the plug.
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Taken from the above link.

    So, while most ram is of the SDRAM type, there are differences in the number of pins/performance and the dimm slots they fit into.

    Regards Howard :)
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,832   +164

    Nice guide Tester...

    Base type of RAM:
    SDRAM- Syncronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. This includes:
    DDR SDRAM- Double Data Rate SDRAM
    DDR2 SDRAM- second generation DDR SDRAM
    DDR3 SDRAM- third generation DDR SDRAM


    Pin/physical configurations:

    SIMM- Single in-line memory module
    DIMM-dual in-line memory module

    Ultimate Memory Guide
    http://www.kingston.com/tools/umg/umg05a.asp

    "Will SDRAM work on a DDR2 Plug?"

    so after all this, the technical answer is yes...

    "Will DDR2 SDRAM work on a DDR2 Plug?"

    Will DDR2 SDRAM fit into a DDR3 SDRAM socket?
  10. gamerex

    gamerex TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 176

    Hmmm... What I meant is that will DDR RAM work in a DDR 2 plug, but then it'd be super slow. It'd be nice if we had an External multi-ram case, where you could fit more the the 8 gig motherboard limit. What genius thought putting computers in a box was a good idea?
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    No, ddr doesnt work in a ddr2 dimm slot.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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