question about my mother board and video cards

By nietzsche ยท 5 replies
Dec 17, 2003
  1. I have a asus pentium 4, socket 478, intel 845, sdram,agp 4x, 2 gig processor mother board.

    it says sd ram, does that mean my 2 gig processor/mother board wont support ddr ram?

    and also, i want to upgrade my geforce 2 mx 400 vid card but almost all the vid cards above that are ddr ram. if my mother board doesnt support ddr ram, can i still use a ddr ram video card (will it just clock at lower speeds), or do i have to find a sd ram(pc 133) video card?
  2. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    yes that motherboard will support DDR RAM
    and yes it will support a graphics card with DDR (a motherboard DOES NOT need to support DDR ram to run a DDR graphics card)

  3. nietzsche

    nietzsche TS Rookie Topic Starter

    okay thanks a lot man.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    That board will not support DDRam if it's concieved to use SDRam. The i845 chipset was meant for SDRam only. The DDRam version was the i845-D & versions that came afterwards ( i845E, etc ).

    Asus P4B @ Asus
  5. Greeno

    Greeno TS Rookie Posts: 281

    Steg's right about the VGA card, you can have a DDR graphics card on an SDRam based box, but that board indeed, won't support DDR :]
  6. nietzsche

    nietzsche TS Rookie Topic Starter

    k thanks, i appreciate the help.
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