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Graphics Card with DDR3 Memory on DDR2 Motherboard Compatibility

Last response: in Motherboards
March 7, 2014 7:28:34 AM

I'm planning on upgrading my Nvidia Geforce 8400 GS graphics card into a MSI GeForce GT 610 graphics card. The new graphics card has 2GB of DDR3 memory compared to the 256MB of DDR2 (or GDDR3 it says also). I understand that DDR3 RAM wouldn't work on a DDR2 motherboard (Asus IPIBL-LB), but since it's video RAM and it's going into the PCI slot wouldn't that be different? And would the upgrade work?
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March 7, 2014 7:34:59 AM

The VRAM on your video card has nothing to do with what's on the motherboard.

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March 31, 2014 5:52:14 AM

No No an Vram type will work on any mobo just make sure that it works on the pci slot like most pci 3 work with most pci 2
When it comes to vram go for the fastest gddr5
It is nothing to do with mobo