will ddr ram co-exist with 8600gt?

By ani123 ยท 6 replies
Jul 2, 2007
  1. hallo friends,my pc has two 512mb ddr ram,i.e total 1024mb,if i upgrade my pc to nvida geforce 8600gt which uses ddr3 memory,will i have to change my rams also?will i have to buy two new ddr3?will ddr2 also serve the purpose?what if i want to use those two old ddr rams?
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The memory on the video card has nothing to do with the memory on the motherboard. In other words, yes you can use DDR ram or even DDR-II ram with that 8600GT without any problems.
  3. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Yes. I run a 8600GT with DDR3 and my system's ram is DDR2.
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    read what he said. the ram on the computer and the ram on the video have nothing to do with each other.
  5. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Thanks for catching that. I meant no it wouldn't be a conflict.
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Besides, video RAM is GDDR3/GDDR4, not DDR3/DDR4. Totally different technologies despite the similar names.
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Thank you for the correction, I did know that. Thanks
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