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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    I think my motherboard's ram slots only allow SDRAM to fit, but is there a converter i could plug into the 3 slots to gain 3 DDR memory slots instead?
    The motherboard is pretty new because it has the latest features on everything else such as USB 2.0, AGP 8x, etc.

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    im pretty green on this stuff at the mo but i think it has more to do with bandwith and less to do with slot sizes.
    you motherboad might only beable to handle the bandwith of SD Ram and not DDR.
    plus ther is other compatability issues
    ill have a dig on the net and get back to you

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    The SDRAM which you have will not be compatible with the DDR RAM. Even if it was you would not want to use it. 1/2 GB of DDR RAM will probably cost you less than half of what you purchased the SD100 RAM for.

    The Pentium IV Processors were first offered with the RAMBUS Ram 400 MHz (not really faster than DDR 266 because the RAMBUS uses 16 bit paths where the DDR RAM uses 32 bit paths). I thought this was a big mistake, however motherboards are now being offered for the Pentium IV with the DDR RAM Memory slots

    sorry dude my first post was right

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    Wolfmight's Avatar Poster BT Rep: +1
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    Here's my motherboard's official details page from the manufacturer:
    http://tw.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard/Produc...cts_GA-7ZXE.htm

    I wonder if i can pay Gigabyte to just upgrade my motherboard to DDR support.
    something cheaper than buying a whole new board.

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    Memory


    3 168-pin DIMM sockets

    Supports PC-100 / PC-133 SDRAM and VCM SDRAM

    Supports up to 1.5GB DRAM Might be a typo...might be DDR

    Supports only 3.3V SDRAM DIMM



    dont know much about DIMMs

    oh BTW it says you MB : 1 x AGP slot supports 4X mode & AGP 2.0 compliant

    agp v2 not agp v8

    but what do i know

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    @Wolfmight
    Ram slots converters do not exists cpu converters do though.


    @Miyake,
    Think you misunderstood his post. He was asking if there was a device that would allow the use of DDR on a SDram board.





    KEYS words:
    Supports only 3.3V SDRAM DIMM
    "8-ball Corner Pocket"

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    *edit*

    ah, wait.. i got some different series of the model or something..

    K7Triton

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    It's not just the physical socket, the chipset won't drive DDR memory.
    By definition, DDR ram sends (or receive) data on both the rising and falling clock cycle, but the chipset can only handle data on the rising clock.
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  9. Software & Hardware   -   #9
    shortly after the introduction of DDR, there were a few motherboard models that had both SDRAM and DDR SDRAM slots, just to make it more convenient for people who wanted to upgrade their boards and continue using old RAM.

    but no, you have to buy the correct type of RAM for your motherboard nowadays.

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