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Does it matter if you use a DDR2, DDR3, etc video card?

Q: Does it matter if you use a DDR2, DDR3, etc video card?

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A: Does it matter if you use a DDR2, DDR3, etc video card?

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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A:Does it matter if you use a DDR3 or DDR2 video card?

The only thing you need to know about buying a single graphics card:

Do I have a large enough power supply for this card?
Do I have the appropriate card slot for this card?
If the card is 2 (or 3) card slots wide do I have room in my case?
What monitor cable connector will I be using?

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.
3) We need to know what you will be using the card for. (A slim form factor doesn't give much options)
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I dont get why there are DDR, DDR2, DDR3, DDR4 (I think it goes to 4).

Like they all go in PCI-Xpress 16x slots. Will all of them work with a PCI-express 16x slot?
Wouldnt it be best to get the fastest DDR RAM? Or do you want it to match your PC?

IE: I use PC3200 400mhz ddr ram for my pc, would my video card wanna be just ddr?

A:Video Cards, ddr, ddr2, ddr3, ddr4? Does something matter here?

Well the memory on the card has nothing to do with the memory on the computer. the memory on the card act like the memeory on the computer. It will store thing there for faster access. So the faster the memory faster the resaults.
It just like regular memory but geared toward video cards. It just different speed of memory
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So I don't think it would... But if I have a DDR2 board with DDR2 RAM would it make my computer unstable to put a video card with DDR3 in it?

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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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A:DDR2 video card on a DDR3 mainboard?

I think you're confusing system RAM with video RAM, they're separate things. What's the model of your motherbaord? If it has a PCI-E slot your GTX 260 should work.
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No. The system RAM and GPU operate independently.
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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:ddr2 & ddr3 video cards and clock speeds?

No-more is not always better. Since time is of the essence:
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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.
But if it's not another 7600 GT you're trying to SLi, just forget it, especially if you're going to buy the other card.
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A:WEI - DDR2 vs DDR3

It is faster, but you've halved the memory amount. Double to 8GB and it will shoot up to 7.8 or so.
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Four words for you: stay where you are!
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A:DDR2 vs DDR3

Yes the DDR2 modules and the DDR3 modules both have 240 pins. The keyways are in different locations so you can only install DDR3 modules in a DDR3 motherboard. DDR's highest speed is 400MHz. DDR2's highest speed is 800MHz. DDR3 highest speed is 1000MHz
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DDR2 provides the best value for the buck. Having said that... if you are installing a high end CPU, DDR3 is best for you!
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1-Is there a limit of how much RAM i can have in my motherboard?
2-Can i cross between DDR3 and DDR2 memory in the two slots, or do i have to keep the same type in each? - (and also, whats the difference between the two)

Thank You

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.

Which motherboard do you have? Most modern motherboards should support 4 to 8GB of RAM.
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A:DDR2 vs DDR3

The difference will be negligible in games and every day use. You're better off sticking with the 4GB of DDR2 especially if you're only going to be getting 2GB of DDR3.
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A:go for DDR2 or DDR3?

If you are a serious gamer, go for ddr3 for the best performance
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A:is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

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!

Later Ted
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you will not notice a performance difference between DDR2 and DDR3 for the purposes you stated, so 4 gb of the DDR2 make sense. and if you are going to upgrade in three years then you will undoubtedly be building or buying a new system anyway, so the DDR3 you would purchase now would have no place in an upgrade three years from now anyway.
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A:Laptop ram ddr2 vs ddr3

If you want upgrade your memory. You will have to stay with DDR2.. Your laptop will not support DDR3.
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A:Difference between DDR, DDR2 and DDR3

There is no reason to post two identical threads.

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If the speed is not supported by the motherboard, it will revert to the highest supported speed.
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A:ddr2 and ddr3 mobo

Hello yvesj and welcome to the forums

The hard drive and CPU that you use will work regardless of the RAM you have (be it DDR3 or DDR2). You just have to make sure that your CPU is the same socket as your motherboard and that your motherboard supports the type of RAM you go for. Post your specs and we can have a look over them for you

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A:Another gig of DDR2 or upgrade to DDR3?

Unless you are running a 64bit version of Windows you won't be able to address the full 4 gig of memory. That aside, don't believe it's really worth investing in another motherboard for socket 775 as it is coming to the end of it's life cycle. Might want to consider upgrading a core component like your graphics card that could be carried over to your next system.
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A:Solved: x4 965 benefits from ddr2 or ddr3?

I do not understand your question at all.

Are you asking if you increase the amount of ram if it will give you more FPS?
Are you asking if you go to a different mb that supports ddr3 are you going to get better fps?

You do understand your memory will downclock to 400/800 if you install more than 2 memory chips.
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A:Acer D260...DDR3 or DDR2 ?

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A:Ddr2 800 vs ddr 1066 or ddr3 ram for new build

for what u are talking about 2 gig of DDR2 800 would be fine. the DDR3 is way to expensive to use right now, but who knows how long it will take it to get affordable, with the way computer parts are being priced right now, it may be cheap in 2 months, or may go through the roof.
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Nope, they're notched differently,
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A:DDR2 and DDR3 memory support for the GA-X38-DS4?

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A:Substituting DDR2 Memory for DDR3

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So no, you cannot.

With an AM3 CPU you would need a new motherboard.
With any other socket CPU you would need a new motherboard, and possibly a new CPU.

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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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Quote: Originally Posted by mastertushar

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