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My 775 socket mobo has ddr3.. can i use ram desgined for 1155 socket?

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My old mobo died(rip sig mobo) and i dont have enough money to upgrade to my new system just yet so i bought another 775 mobo for my q6600
the mobo is this one?
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3743#sp

this is kind of a ram question but is there any difference of the ram that sandy bridge uses compared to the one on my board?

because i want to get my upgrade ram now rather than double purchasing if you can get me?

will any 1333hmz ram do or is there something i should avoid like ripjaws etc?
post #2 of 28
No difference at all. It's DDR3 either way. The "optimized for P67" stuff is just marketing crap.
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DDR3 is DDR3. Just consider what speeds your board can handle, though that's not a big issue nowadays.
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Originally Posted by returned4good;13876973 
DDR3 is DDR3. Just consider what speeds your board can handle, though that's not a big issue nowadays.

I concur.
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This is on the website.
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Memory
2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory
* Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 1333(O.C.)1066/800 MHz memory modules

So there is no difference in the size or number or ram pin slots? i found this out the hard way thinkingmy ddr2 would be the same size as ddr3

I was hoping to get some ripjaw x 2x2g 1333mhz. would that be ok?
post #6 of 28
should be fine but I would double check how low you can go on the dram voltage on your mobo settings.
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post #7 of 28
The slots on a DDR2 stick are different from a DRR3 which wouldn't allow you to install it, anyways.
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Yes im aware of that. Now. Haha. What ram 1333mhz is rated at 1.5v? thats what it says my mobo can handle.
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Originally Posted by hzac;13877058 
Yes im aware of that. Now. Haha. What ram 1333mhz is rated at 1.5v? thats what it says my mobo can handle.

ddr3 on your mobo? where does it say that? Quick search indicates that it is a ddr2 mobo.

EDIT: apologies, didnt see the link.
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Funny enough you should pickup any RAM that says its ready for i5 or i7 systems or like you mentioned Sandy Bridge ready. What all that meant in the beginning was that the RAM was 1.5-1.6v and not 1.8-1.9v like earlier DDR3 used in AMD setups.
 
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