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Windows 7: How To change My RAM From DDR-2 To DDR-3 ?


02 Jan 2013   #1
gnk

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How To change My RAM From DDR-2 To DDR-3 ?

Please tel me experts is it possible to upgrade my RAM from DDR-2 To DDR-3 , If yes then how to go ahead myself doin it.

Info Req. :
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM {DDR-2}

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02 Jan 2013   #2

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Negative.

DDR3 is different physically from DDR2 - it would not plug into your motherboard.
If your motherboard is designed for DDR2 RAM then you must stick with DDR2.
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02 Jan 2013   #3

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It depends if your motherboard supports DDR3 memory. At the top of every Forum page is "User CP". Click on that and in the left column that opens, click on "Edit System Spec". A free tool that will show you what your computer has installed is Speccy.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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EDIT: Man, I gotta take some typing lessons to build up my speed.


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02 Jan 2013   #4
gnk

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32-BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Negative.

DDR3 is different physically from DDR2 - it would not plug into your motherboard.
If your motherboard is designed for DDR2 RAM then you must stick with DDR2.
Thanks for the help sir ,so its a physical prob. so i need to forget abt it ..
okeys
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02 Jan 2013   #5

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Yes, you need to forget about using DDR3 RAM.

If you have any open RAM slots, and your motherboard does not have a RAM limit of 1GB (highly unlikely), you could add some DDR2 modules. You should have a minimum of 2GB to run Windows 7, and 4GB is highly recommended.

Oh, and I forgot: Welcome to the forum!
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02 Jan 2013   #6
gnk

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32-BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
It depends if your motherboard supports DDR3 memory. At the top of every Forum page is "User CP". Click on that and in the left column that opens, click on "Edit System Spec". A free tool that will show you what your computer has installed is Speccy.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

EDIT: Man, I gotta take some typing lessons to build up my speed.
please let me know How to check if my motherboard supports DDR3 memory or not?
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02 Jan 2013   #7
gnk

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32-BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Yes, you need to forget about using DDR3 RAM.

If you have any open RAM slots, and your motherboard does not have a RAM limit of 1GB (highly unlikely), you could add some DDR2 modules. You should have a minimum of 2GB to run Windows 7, and 4GB is highly recommended.

Oh, and I forgot: Welcome to the forum!
Yes i know that , And thnx for the welcome.
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02 Jan 2013   #8

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If your system has DDR2 installed in it now, then you have your answer. It is designed for DDR2 and can only use DDR2.

The RAM specifications will be in your manual. If you don't have a manual then you can look up your PC specs from the manufacturer's website. It will list the RAM type there.
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02 Jan 2013   #9
gnk

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32-BIT
 
 

^yes i got my answer now markin it as solved thanks a lot
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