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Windows 7: A question about installing RAM

01 Jun 2014   #1
Amazing Aura

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
A question about installing RAM

Can you install 8GB DDR3 when your computer already has 4GB DDR2 type ram?... or do I have to remove those 4 gigs to install them.


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01 Jun 2014   #2
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Oops sorry no mate you can only add DDR2 as far as I know.

By the way what is the motherboard??
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01 Jun 2014   #3
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Go to Start search CMD then type in the following >>> wmic baseboard get Manufacturer,serialnumber .. Then do a google search for your Motherboard ...
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01 Jun 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

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Can you install 8GB DDR3 when your computer already has 4GB DDR2 type ram?... or do I have to remove those 4 gigs to install them.
Almost certainly no.

DDR2 and DDR3 RAM is physically and electrically incompatible. At one time there were a few motherboards available that could accommodate both in separate sockets but you had to choose which would be used. DDR2 and DDR3 RAM could not be used at the same time.

Using DDR2 and DDR3 RAM at the same is very problematic from a technical standpoint. I doubt any manufacturer even tried.
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01 Jun 2014   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

a ddr3 dimm wont fit. the notch in the bottom is in a different spot. you're stuck with ddr2!
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01 Jun 2014   #6
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

What is the motherboard Aura as you can get some fairly decent speed DDR2 but it is going to cost mate.

In any case more is better but it depends on what the motherboard, CPU, etc can support.
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04 Jun 2014   #7
Amazing Aura

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My motherboard is M3A78-CM (AM2)
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04 Jun 2014   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Read the Link below .. Your Motherboard supports 4 x DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR2 1066/800/667/533 ECC,Non-ECC Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU for one DIMM per channel only. Please refer to ASUS or user manual for Memory QVL


Motherboards - M3A78 - ASUS
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