Does Intel or AMD matter when installing RAM

By Jesta23 ยท 4 replies
Jan 17, 2008
  1. As you can see from my post just below this one my computer is fried. My roomate has a Intel computer and I was wondering if i can take the RAM from my AMD system and put it into his computer. Or if this will cause a conflict with hardware.
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    No there is really no such thing as Intel ram and AMD ram. It depends on if the two computers use the same memory type. A new computer uses DDR2 while an older computer would use DDR1 and an even older computer would use SDRAM. A good ram dimm would probably be interchangeable between a new Intel computer and a new AMD computer. A computer's motherboard must be able to accommodate the ram's type, speed and voltage specifications to be able to work in that motherboard.
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Just use the same type of RAM that you are using...
  4. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    RAM works the same no matter what kind of CPU you have. As long as the motherboard has the right slots to match your RAM, it will work.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

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