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Windows 7: Where can I get DDR3?


24 Mar 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Compaq's website is terrible for finding info...

This is not much help... How to Upgrade and Install RAM Memory Compaq Presario CQ60-224NR Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Kingston's websites memory configurator shows this laptop taking only DDR2 up to 800MHz PC 6400... Kingston Technology Company - Kingston Memory Search - Search Results for:

Sorry, still no DDR3 support...

You cant put a square peg in a round hole!
You could with a hammer.

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24 Mar 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

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You could with a hammer.
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24 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)
 
 

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DDR2 RAM sticks for laptops use 200 pins while DDR3 RAM sticks for Laptops use 204 pins. While I'm sure you could fit a DDR2 stick into a DDR3 slot, I don't think thats how it works.
You never know....Maybe it has a DDR3 slot but they put in DDR2.(My logic is very bad

...But I guess I'll stick with DDR2 to avoid any trouble....Either way thank you for going and looking everywhere
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24 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
DDR3 and DDR2 for desktops are both 240 pin sticks... so they fit!
Sorry, no. (Or are you joking?)

Same number of contacts, but different notch locations. Forcing a DDR3 DIMM into a DDR2 slot would cause serious damage.

The motherboards that can use either have separate slots for the different types. They can't be mixed. You must use one or the other.
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24 Mar 2010   #15

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isaaclopez View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post

DDR2 RAM sticks for laptops use 200 pins while DDR3 RAM sticks for Laptops use 204 pins. While I'm sure you could fit a DDR2 stick into a DDR3 slot, I don't think thats how it works.
You never know....Maybe it has a DDR3 slot but they put in DDR2.(My logic is very bad

...But I guess I'll stick with DDR2 to avoid any trouble....Either way thank you for going and looking everywhere
The chipset in your laptop can, in principle, support either DDR2 or DDR3. That appears to be what Hwinfo detected.

Your laptop was built with DDR2 slots, though. You can't use DDR3.

No great loss. I wouldn't be surprised if the BIOS settings in the laptop are too limited to allow you to take advantage of high-performance DDR2, if it even exists in SODIMM form.
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24 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
DDR3 and DDR2 for desktops are both 240 pin sticks... so they fit!
Sorry, no. (Or are you joking?)

Same number of contacts, but different notch locations. Forcing a DDR3 DIMM into a DDR2 slot would cause serious damage.

The motherboards that can use either have separate slots for the different types. They can't be mixed. You must use one or the other.
You are correct bobkn, that's what I meant to say... but I have seen desktop mobo's claim to work with both DDR2 & DDR3. Never tried as I dont believe it... wouldnt want the compromise!
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24 Mar 2010   #17

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

An I the only one that thought of DanceDanceRevolution3 when the title is read?
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