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Windows 7: Where can I get DDR3?

24 Mar 2010   #1
isaaclopez

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)
 
 
Where can I get DDR3?

I recently found out that my laptop supports DDR3. I installed Hwinfo and was exploring the features of the program(Great Program!) and noticed that my Motherboard supports DDR3. Im thinking about upgrading from DDR2 to DDR3, but my question is where can I buy DDR3?
DDR3 Frequency Support 400MHz (DDR3-800)
FSB Frequency Support 200MHz (800 QDR)
Max Render Core 400MHz
If you need more information please ask


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24 Mar 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It support both DDR2 & DDR3?

With DDR3, it really will only be a benefit if you can get DDR3 1333 or higher.

In the 800/1066 range, DDR2 will perform better due to lower latencies.

But to answer your question, any online retailers such as Newegg, Tigerdirect.
Sometimes stores such as Bestbuy carry some.
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24 Mar 2010   #3
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Should be able to get from any online retailer. But are you sure??? I've never seen DDR3 Frequency Support 400MHz (DDR3-800)... that's a DDR2 speed I believe. What the make and model of your lappy?

Many techies love newegg for their low prices and fast shipping.

Not having any rig with triple channel memory, all I can say is it's best to add a matched set of 3 sticks (if your laptop supports)... with DDR2 is was a matched pair.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Memory,Laptop Memory,204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM=
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24 Mar 2010   #4
kurahk7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isaaclopez View Post
I recently found out that my laptop supports DDR3. I installed Hwinfo and was exploring the features of the program(Great Program!) and noticed that my Motherboard supports DDR3. Im thinking about upgrading from DDR2 to DDR3, but my question is where can I buy DDR3?
DDR3 Frequency Support 400MHz (DDR3-800)
FSB Frequency Support 200MHz (800 QDR)
Max Render Core 400MHz
If you need more information please ask
are you sure it runs both ddr2 and ddr3? and are you also sure that you're not running ddr3 already?
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24 Mar 2010   #5
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurahk7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isaaclopez View Post
I recently found out that my laptop supports DDR3. I installed Hwinfo and was exploring the features of the program(Great Program!) and noticed that my Motherboard supports DDR3. Im thinking about upgrading from DDR2 to DDR3, but my question is where can I buy DDR3?
DDR3 Frequency Support 400MHz (DDR3-800)
FSB Frequency Support 200MHz (800 QDR)
Max Render Core 400MHz
If you need more information please ask
are you sure it runs both ddr2 and ddr3? and are you also sure that you're not running ddr3 already?

Just checked and sorry but, it's IMPOSSIBLE TO DO.... DDR2 is 200 pin and DDR3 is 204 pin for laptops!!!
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24 Mar 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I know thres a few desktop boards that support both.

But I didnt know lappys were different. Learn something new everyday

May already be running DDR3 or HwInfo is reporting wrong.
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24 Mar 2010   #7
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

DDR3 and DDR2 for desktops are both 240 pin sticks... so they fit!

It would be pretty hard to plug 204 pins into 200 on the laptop.

If OP will post his/her laptop make and model we can look this up. But I am also leary of the
Quote:
400MHz (DDR3-800)
and think hwinfo may be mis-reporting.
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24 Mar 2010   #8
isaaclopez

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit (x86)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Should be able to get from any online retailer. But are you sure??? I've never seen DDR3 Frequency Support 400MHz (DDR3-800)... that's a DDR2 speed I believe. What the make and model of your lappy?

Many techies love newegg for their low prices and fast shipping.

Not having any rig with triple channel memory, all I can say is it's best to add a matched set of 3 sticks (if your laptop supports)... with DDR2 is was a matched pair.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Memory,Laptop Memory,204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM=
Im sure Im running DDR2. My laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ60-224NR. I attached some pictures so you may see more information


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24 Mar 2010   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by isaaclopez View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Should be able to get from any online retailer. But are you sure??? I've never seen DDR3 Frequency Support 400MHz (DDR3-800)... that's a DDR2 speed I believe. What the make and model of your lappy?

Many techies love newegg for their low prices and fast shipping.

Not having any rig with triple channel memory, all I can say is it's best to add a matched set of 3 sticks (if your laptop supports)... with DDR2 is was a matched pair.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware,Memory,Laptop Memory,204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM=
Im sure Im running DDR2. My laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ60-224NR. I attached some pictures so you may see more information
I am not an expert with RAM. Though, what has been said already is true for the most part.

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.

That program may be giving a false reading, bear in mind. Every program has its quirks. If you live nearby a BestBuy I suggest bringing your laptop into it and asking their GeekSquad if it truly does support DDR3. Better to know for sure before buying it. Trust me, you don't want to have to return something you bought online. Its a hassle.
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24 Mar 2010   #10
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

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!
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