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Ok I am running 2 gigs of simple tech DDr 400 and my quetion is....Will I notice I difference if I moved upto DDr2 667 w/only 1 gig? And is all ram backwards capable?
    
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post #2 of 12
yes it is "backwards" capable, but it should run a lot better at 400 (thats if you mean 400ddr which is 800mhz effective, and you meant 333 ddr which is 667 effective)
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the ddr2 will probably run alittle better, and yes ram is backwards compatable. as long as the board supports it.
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(gobalr)..yes it is "backwards" capable, but it should run a lot better at 400 (thats if you mean 400ddr which is 800mhz effective, and you meant 333 ddr which is 667 effective)
I ment the difference between the two..i.e ddr/ddr2..
nova 74....(a chuvy)..sorry I had to do it man..lol..now back to my question..so I am better off w/2 512's of ddr2 as opposed to 2 i g's of ddr1? And by support..you mean the board has to support the speed of the backwards ram or support backwards in general?
    
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ok, i was alittle confused, sorry, pay no attention to the "as long as the board supports it " statement. i was thinking differently. i would get the ddr2's, with the prices of the 6400's these days just get them, if your current rig down clocks them, thats fine, you can always upgrade your board later on! this is some good ram here.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
i have 2 sets of these in my folding rigs.

btw, chevy's rule!
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I'm new to Intel, so please correct me if I'm wrong, but since when can motherboards take both DDR and DDR2 memory?!

No, DDR2 is NOT backwards compatible. At least with AMD it's not and given that DDR2 is physically shaped differently than DDR and operates in a very different manner I can't imagine there's any Intel boards that take both DDR and DDR2.
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I'm new to Intel, so please correct me if I'm wrong, but since when can motherboards take both DDR and DDR2 memory?!

No, DDR2 is NOT backwards compatible. At least with AMD it's not and given that DDR2 is physically shaped differently than DDR and operates in a very different manner I can't imagine there's any Intel boards that take both DDR and DDR2.
i may be wrong here, so please tell me if i' am, the board in his sig, supports ddr2. i thought he was talking about the speeds going backwards, not ddr2 to ddr.http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...l=775Dual-vsta
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post #8 of 12
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Yes my board supports both memories as well as agp...So ddr2 is not backwards capable?.
oh and I will not touch the whole chuvy rules thing..lol
Thanks for your help guy's..
    
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i may be wrong here, so please tell me if i' am, the board in his sig, supports ddr2. i thought he was talking about the speeds going backwards, not ddr2 to ddr.http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...l=775Dual-vsta
Wow, that fascinates me I've never seen that before. I assume you cannot run them at the same time, but it does appear that you can run either DDR or DDR2.
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it has to be ddr2 or ddr you cant do both.
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