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Is DDR2 an excellent memory?

Q: Is DDR2 an excellent memory?

Hello Guys,
I have recently joined this forum just beacuse of some issues which are colliding in my mind..
Actually I want to know that Is DDR2 an excellent memory for automotive and industrial to server, consumer, networking, and computing?

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Hello Guys,
I have recently joined this forum just because of some issues which are colliding in my mind..
Actually I want to know that Is DDR2 an excellent memory for automotive and industrial to server, consumer, networking, and computing?

A:Is DDR2 excellent memory?

Is there a reason for asking?

You can't just pick and choose the memory type you want. The memory type must match the design called for by the motherboard. DDR3 is the latest memory design and DDR4 will probably be available before long.
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Im throwing together a machine for my GF.. I have a processor but need to get a socket 478 mobo.. The one I was looking at uses DDR2-400 memory and I have some DDR2-800 memory sticks laying around..

Will it work ok to use the DDR2-800 sticks on a mobo that accepts DDR2-400 memory?

A:Ok to put DDR2-800 memory on a DDR2-400 mobo?

"Typically" you can run faster memory in a machine rated for slower memory - the memory simply runs ate the mobo spec. That said, memory issues are always subjective to the varying tolerances of the memory itself and the motherboard.

I just combined 333 and 266 rated memory in a laptop that's spec'd at 266 - it flies with no issues.

I think you'll have no problems.

Just make double-sure that all the other specs are identical such as voltage, both unbuffered, both unregistered, same latency/speed specs e.g. 2-5-5-5, hopefully both with or both without SPD (or maybe all memory come with an SPD these days?).

Try to run it with the memory, it won't cause any damage. If you start getting errors/crashes, you know it doesn't work.
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A:memory ddr2

High density memory is basically factory seconds that will
only function on certain motherboards at full capacity.
Always better to stick with low density.
Branded memory,like kingston,corsair,OCZ,crucial and so on
are usually low density.
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A:ddr2 memory

Now your problem is which RAM to buy? What does that MOBO say for you to buy? Look in your manual it should tell you, but better yet go to the MOBO and see what you can buy?
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A:DDR2 Memory

There's a couple of things working against us (my system also uses DDR2 RAM).

1. DDR2 is obsolete, and has been for a while. As stocks diminish the vendors are going to charge more it.

2. Even though the recent fire in the Hynix factory probably didn't affect availability of DDR2, it was a good excuse to raise prices across the board.

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i want to take it from 256 ddr2 to 2 gig
2x 1gig sticks but i dont no which type to get
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thank you any help will be good
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A:ddr2 memory

Go here, click scan my system, it will show what RAM you have in there, as well as what RAM (of Crucial's products) will work in it.
You can also go to Corsair's site or and manually insert your PC model number to find out which of their products work in your PC (to do some price comparison)
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I heard about the dual channel memory benefit of accessing in full 128 bit mode when the RAM are installed in pairs.

So my question is if I upgrade to the above configuration, would that wipe out the benefit of 128 bit access?

Thanks very much.

A:Question on DDR2 Memory

Yes it would. Get 2GB in a 1GBx2 configuration i.e. one 1GB stick in each slot and it will enable u to use dual-channel mode for increased performance.
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A:DDR2 Memory Problem

Remove your CMOS battery. Wait an hour, then reinstall your BIOS.
If that doesn't work, your board needs work.
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A:DDR2 Memory -- faster = better?

this should work; the memory will just run at the slower speed.

Make sure you buy high quality memory. Check the recommended memory list for the mobo, and buy sticks that closely resemble the recommended ones if you're buying faster ram.
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Anyway i have bought a new memory kit for my single 1GB DDR2 800MHz stick.

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Windows boots quite slow so i checked CPU-Z and it reported my RAM speed as 200MHz (400MHz DDR2)

I've looked into bios as to why but i have not changed anything. In bios RAM SPD is set to Auto and in Overclock iset it to 533 but it does NOTHING.

Please help and i will share some rep.


A:DDR2 memory problems

Hello ,

To check the RAM issue, I better suggest you to run Memtest86+. This test will take some time, so keep patience.

Memtest 86+: An advance memory diagnostic tool

Please report your result after running Memtest86+.

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A:Can I get DDR2 memory match

PC2-5300 memory is 667mhz when you factor in double data rate. As far as adding slower memory your speed will automatically be reduced to the slowest memory speed provided other things like timings and voltages are capatible. Mixing memory is always similar to a roulette wheel when things are mismatched.

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just bought a new kingston 2gb ddr2 pc2-5300 ( 667 mhz )
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i was told by web systems that it was fine for me to put my old one in as well
when i go to propertys all i have is 191 of memory avalible
any help would be great
thank you ........wayne
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A:ddr2 memory not found

Is this a different make of ram from your old?
It sounds like the new memory is not compatible with the old ram or your machine.
Try swapping the ram to see if they work on their own.
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A:extra DDR2 memory

Yes mate you can add it to one of those free slots but i think you should buy matched 512 sticks and put them in dual C.M as well

Look at : Corsair TWIN2X1024A-6400C4
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A:Anyone ever heard of this problem with ddr2 memory?

Am I the only that feels that this post belongs in this thread?
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A:can we split ddr2 memory to be use better in some programs>?

AngelOfLighT said:

can we split ddr2 memory to be use better in some programs>?

and what it is virtual memory, and what is for, and to have better virtual memory what to do?Click to expand...

Hi there. I'm not quite sure what you are asking in your first question.

Virtual memory is exactly that, its not actual RAM memory (DDR & DDR2 etc) it is a section of your harddisk that your OS will use as make-shift memory when you have insufficient RAM memory. This in turn means that it is slower and doesn't perform as well as normal memory, due to your harddisk being much slower write/read than RAM memory.

So, in conclusion, RAM memory > virtual memory, however if you don't have enough RAM memory then you can edit how much virtual memory you would like to have (at least in windows you can, although not sure about Vista).
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A:Can a DDR3 MotherBoard Run DDR2 Memory

Nope, they're notched differently,
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A:1000mhz ddr2 memory question

You'd have to overclock to get the full 1000Mhz speed from the memory, and unless you overclock the CPU with the memory there is little gain in running faster memory.
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A:DDR2 and DDR3 memory support for the GA-X38-DS4?

The board only supports DDR2. While the chipset may support both DDR2 & DDR3, it's upto motherboard manufacturers whether or not to design motherboards with support for only one, or both.
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A:Need help choosing DDR2 667MHz memory

the quality between the brands is about the same- they're both very good. RTFM to determine what the manufactuer prefers.

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A:Is DDR2 memory backwards compatable?


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A:Substituting DDR2 Memory for DDR3

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So no, you cannot.

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A:Solved: confusion re DDR1 and DDR2 memory


I read that to mean you can install up to 2GB in the DDR1 slots or up to 2 GB in the DDR2 slots but 2 slots will always be unused. Is this correct? Click to expand...

Yes . . that is correct . . while the board can use either types, it cannot use both.
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A:DDR2 Memory Issues Affecting System Reliability

Hi Kris2fer and welcome to W7 Forums

I've checked the QVL list, and those modules are listed. Did you buy these modules as a dual-channel kit of 2 modules, or did you buy them individually? The fact that both modules work when installed individually, but that they don't when used together in either single or dual channel mode would indicate a possible timing issue between the modules. You could try loosening the timings in the BIOS to see if that makes any difference (see pp42-43 of the motherboard manual).
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A:E6850 & Optimal DDR2 Memory w/975X Chipset

First of all, nice board

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A:Kingston HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel De

From the newegg comments:

I feel as like I should clear up the confusion about this memory. This ram is programed to default to DDR2-667 at 1.8volts instead of the DDR2-800 at 2volts. This is because most motherboards default to 1.8v, and it would suck if you were trying to build a new computer and you couldn't boot because your memory only ran at 2v. That's why kingston made it so you can run it at 1.8v(although at a slower speed) and change it to 2v later. YOU NEED TO MANUALLY SET THE VOLTAGE TO 2VOLTS AND SPEED TO DDR2 800 @ 4-4-4-12 IN THE BIOS. If you don't do this then you are wasting good memory. If you don't believe me then read the data sheet here: to expand...

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Please provide links with the item please.

A:Good to Excellent intake fan please.

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Hi, so called cleanup programs like registry cleaners can and often do, cause more problems than they solve.
Registry Cleaners - TSG Library of Knowledge

Registry Cleaners and System Tweaking Tools
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Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

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