Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

02 Jan 2013   #1
gnk

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32-BIT
 
 
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}


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
02 Jan 2013   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2013   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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

-speccy.jpg

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


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2013   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

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 W7, and 4GB is highly recommended.

Oh, and I forgot: Welcome to the forum!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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 W7, and 4GB is highly recommended.

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

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jan 2013   #9
gnk

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32-BIT
 
 

^yes i got my answer now markin it as solved thanks a lot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

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




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
All icon change to WMP and all target type change to EXE File
hey guyss..i have problem with my computer....all my icon change to Windows media player and all target type change to EXE File...what should i do.....plzzz... #sorry for my bad english.. Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit sp1 2 gb ram
General Discussion
Dell Inspirion 1525 BSOD No hardware change or software change
BSOD happened today and was wondering was there a solution for this problem. I don't know why the issue has come up as now.
BSOD Help and Support
Change the message on start up.How do you change it?
Hi. When I start up my computer,it says "protected by Avast".Its possible that this was there after I first instaled avast a few days after buying and using my computer.This computer had nortons internet security 2012 ipre installed when I bought it in June 2012. I added these after I bought...
System Security
Change default location for "Change Icon..." button?
In Windows 7, all the good icons are in %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll, but we're still taken to the old SHELL32.dll when it comes time to change an icon. Is there a registry key or something that we can change to remedy this?
Customization
How to change fonts for menus and change --->
I'm looking for a way to change the background color of windows, menu fonts, etc. In XP there was a way to right click on desktop and go into advance display settings. Can someone point me the way on how to do this in 7? Thanks
Customization
Name Change
Hi, Can someone please change riptorn To Riptorn Thanks so much! Riptorn:D
Chillout Room


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:18.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App