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Originally Posted by cfog3291

Can all brands of memory fit into any kind of motherboard?

if you mobo needs DDR refered to sometimes as DDR1 then you can only use that, it's 184 pin i believe. if it takes DDR2, 240 pin like some newer p4 boards then that's all you can use. older mobos take SDRAM etc. your mobo manual should tell you.
 

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The brand doesn't matter as much as the type. All motherboards will say what type of memory they use. Maybe post the type of motherboard and we can help. Secondly, try to post your questions in the appropriate forum.

Hopefully a kind admin can move.
 

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Yes all kinds of ram, by make, will all fit in different mobos but it is the speeds of the ram that are not all compatable.
 

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there are a few different types of memory.
there is SDram, which is older memory used in old athlon and p3- small P4s called pc100/133
then the most used now is DDR, which runs at different speeds, the most common are pc2100(ddr266), pc2700(ddr333), and pc3200(ddr400) which is the standard now. any higher ddr is overclocking headroom, and wont give you a performance increase with out overclocking.
then there is the newest type of memory, DDR2, which is used in only the newest P4 systems, that has speeds of PC4200 and PC5400
it depends on what kind of system you have, but most likely it uses DDR400 ram
manufactuars dont really matter as long as its the same type of ram
 
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