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: Acer D260...DDR3 or DDR2 ?

17 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium
Acer D260...DDR3 or DDR2 ?


I have an oldish Acer D260 running windows 7 starter SP1 that is a little slow it seems to I ran the Speccy program to see what RAM Memory I have installed and the analysis comes out with an answer that confuses me...

Under RAM...Memory...It says DDR3 I take it that I have DDR3 chip installed

but further down the page under heading of SPD...under "slot 1 it reads that i have a DDR2 installed...I`m confused.

Am I`m misreading the analysis as to what I have installed ?

Can somebody that knows about these things please tell me what type of RAM I have installed by taking a look at the uploaded page please ?

I DO know that I have a 2gb memory chip installed but that isn`t what I want to know...I would like to know what type of DDR is installed in the machine.

Thanks and hope you may be able to help.

Attached Thumbnails
Acer D260...DDR3 or DDR2 ?-ddr3-ddr2.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium

ps...just to explain a little more...I asked this question elsewhere and the answers I received told me I had 2gb RAM installed...I know this and know it is the maximum amount of RAM for the thinking is that if I have the DDR2 installed then I will install the DDR3 as it is possibly faster for the machine...the Acer is running a little slow it seems to me ad I`m trying to speed it up a little.

The Speccy results page says two different things for the DDR type...I would like to know which DDR type is in the machine please ? (see above post for uploaded Speccy page)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64

take off the ram from ur motherboard and check for the type....
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Oct 2014   #4

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium

Thanks for the reply...can`t the type be found from the Speccy loaded page ? ...I`d rather do that first than take the thng apart although I know it isn`t too long a job.

I am wondering if the results of the Speccy program are showing what is the max specification (ie,DDR3) and then lower down where the SPD slot 1 listing says DDR2 is what is actually in the machine...I really need somebody who knows how to read the Speccy page that I have loaded in the first post if possible as I may not be fully aware of what is being shown in the page results.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Oct 2014   #5

Windows 7 32 bit Home premium

This is now solved...from another thread on the forum.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Acer D260...DDR3 or DDR2 ?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Does it matter if you use a DDR2, DDR3, etc video card?
Hi, Well, here's the deal. My 3+ year old - 22" LG LCD Flatron W2242T is pretty much FUBAR. I'm planning to get a new monitor in a couple hours. Preferably a 24" or above LED - maybe a Samsung, LG or...... ~ any suggestions/recommendations? (brand wise). Now, since I'm going to get a new...
Graphic Cards
Can a DDR3 MotherBoard Run DDR2 Memory
Hey Guy's, Question my friend asked me today and I was unsure of. He would like to know if he bought a mother board that use's DDR3 memory can he use his current DDR2 memory Dim's. I was unsure of this because I have heard mixed storys about this. Thanks RitualJman
Hardware & Devices
WEI - DDR2 vs DDR3
This might not be in the correct section. :( After a series of disasters I have just upgraded(?) my system. I haven't adjusted my system specs info yet (so you can still see my previous setup info). My new system: AMD AM3 x6 Phenom II 1055T. 4 GB of DDR3 (1333).
Hardware & Devices
8 GB DDR2 vs. 4 GB DDR3
Hello all, Think I know the answer to this...but I have the option of running my DELL using: 4 GB 1066 MHz Dual DDR3 or 8 GB 667 MHz Dual DDR2 I'm currently running the first.
Performance & Maintenance
Question about DDR2 vs DDR3
Hello everyone i got a quick question for you memory pro's . I am currently running ddr2 800mhz but my board can support higher ,would it be wise to upgrade to the higher speed ram ? Or should i stick with planing to buy a new board and new memory all together, meaning a board that supports...
Performance & Maintenance
DDR2 vs DDR3
I wanted to know is 2GB of DDR3 ram faster than 4GB of ddr2 ram as i was trying to decide if it was worth going from 4GB ddr2 to 2GB of ddr3 as ithought it would still be faster even though it is 2GB less.
Hardware & Devices

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 00:05.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App