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Can a DDR3 graphics card run in a DDR2 Motherboard?

Q: Can a DDR3 graphics card run in a DDR2 Motherboard?

This is the link of my motherboar.......

I want to know whether I can use a DDR3 Graphics card on my DDR2 motherboard and if its certain to work. Please provide detail and whether it'll be compatible.

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A: Can a DDR3 graphics card run in a DDR2 Motherboard?

The DDR2 slots on the motherboard refer to the desktop RAM sticks. GDDR3 on a graphics card doesn't make any difference, it's the connector (PCI Express 2.0 probably) that slots into the mobo.
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A:Linking a DDR2 memory graphics card with DDR3 SLI graphics card?

Now this card has DDR3 memoryClick to expand...

Which card?? "A card with DDR3 memory", or "A thingy with a red switch on it" tell us just as much.
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Yep. Graphics RAM has absolutely nothing to do with System RAM.
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A:Will a DDR2 GPU run on an DDR3 motherboard?

Nvm, i found out im asking stupid questions
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A:Can a DDR3 MotherBoard Run DDR2 Memory

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A:Motherboard in Seach of DDR3 + DDR2

hi there.

anyone knows of a motherboard that supports both DDR2 & DDR3 memory????
would be gratefull for any advice,

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A:DDR3 video card on DDR2 board?


Memory on the video card is for the GPU (graphics chip) to store the image data. It has nothing to do with your computer ram. Note: many of todays video cards have gDDR5.... how many DDR5 motherboards are out there? None.

Issue with video card you should be concerned with is power supply and abilties to play the games you want to play.
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The short answer is always opt for the faster components in your system, within your budget.
DDR3 RAM and GDDR3 Video card.
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The only thing you need to know about buying a single graphics card:

Do I have a large enough power supply for this card?
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Everything else may be important for choosing the card you want but not needed to get the card working.

1) Graphics card memory type is irrelevant as far as the operating system is concerned.
2) I'm not sure why you are asking the second question.
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Graphics cards control the memory onboard,so
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Which mainboard are you using?
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A:DDR2 vs DDR3

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A:Can I use DDR2 and DDR3 RAM together?

If your motherboard currently supports DDR2, then you can only add DDR2. They're not slot compatible.

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Hi chilloh

Originally Posted by chilloh

my brother has a new mobo but it only supports ddr3 and he want to use the ddr2 is it possible?

it only supports ddr3 - You just answered your own question!

Sorry but you will have very bad results if you try!

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If you want upgrade your memory. You will have to stay with DDR2.. Your laptop will not support DDR3.
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Ok, so Im extremely new to the tech world, and I just built my first computer. I've been using my tv as my monitor via my hdmi cable. I plugged in my graphics card to my pcie slot and then my hdmi wouldn't work. I kind of assumed that the video card was overriding the onboard graphics. No problem - i plugged in a spare monitor to install the nvidia drivers, and I assumed I was done. Went to plug in the hdmi cable to the motherboard hdmi slot and it's not working. Am I stuck with using the two ports that are attached to the k620? Or can I use my motherboard hdmi port still? This is going to ruin me if I can't use the hdmi.

Thanks in advance

A:new graphics card - now I can't use motherboard hdmi

You can only use the new video card.

Why are you using a Quadro K620 ?

NVIDIA Quadro K620

You need a dvi to hdmi cable, but that won`t transmit sound, hope that is not an issue. (TV speakers suck)

What is the exact make and model of the PC ?

If you were happy with the PC, then why install the K620 ?
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