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Gigabyte to Release DDR-to-DDR2 Converter

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Gigabyte has developed a special converter that allows DDR memory modules to function in DDR2 slots for its GA-PT880Pro Combo mainboard. The device should ease upgrade path for those who migrate to the platform from a system that only supports DDR memory.
Author: Anton Shilov
Source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainboa...818233221.html
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Seems like a good idea but I'm a bit skeptical about the practicality of it. Why not just DDR2 RAM? True there is a BIG cost factor here but I really don't see the point because you won't get any of the technological benefits of DDR2. The RAM will sit higher which seems to block airflow. Plus, you can only use it for that specific motherboard. So I'd have to spend money to buy this motherboard so that I can use my DDR RAM on a DDR2 converter. Why not just save that money for real DDR2 RAM?
    
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PT880 chipset?! Will that work for me? lol
    
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I hope it works better then the board they make with a pci-e and agp slot in it. Everyone I have seen does not work, and I have seen alot of them.
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I don't really see the use of this. DDR2 is cheaper anyway and I can see this causing problems with a lot of CPU coolers.
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