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DDR3 Vs DDR5

If your computer come installed with DDR3 Ram (8GB) can you replace that with (8GB) of DDR5 Ram
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  1. No. DDR5 doesn't exist yet. There is something called GDDR5, but that is only suitable for graphics cards (hence the G).
  2. The only DDR5 is for graphic only. so NO.
  3. There is no DDR5 RAM. Current memory standard is DDR3 RAM maxing out at 2133mhz speed, using DIMM slots. Video Cards use a similar, but incompatible GDDR5 standard, using PCI-E slots. DDR4 standard will be available in the near future, but not today.
  4. DDR5 is exclusive to video cards.

    And no, even if they release DDR5 one day for PC, you would have to replace the whole motherboard because the RAM slots are different between generations (for example, you can't fit DDR3 on a DDR2 motherboard).
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    ngintel77 said:
    If your computer come installed with DDR3 Ram (8GB) can you replace that with (8GB) of DDR5 Ram

    You are confusing video RAM with system RAM. Unless or some reason you think DDR5 is available for regular RAM slots.

    If you are actually looking for a video card, the type of RAM is uses does not matter, you can use a GDDR5 video card in a syste with DDR3 RAM, or DDR2 for that matter.
  6. DDR3 = the RAM you put in the RAM slots on your motherboard.
    GDDR3/5 = the RAM that's on your video card.

    Both are different and are not interchangeable.
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