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motherboard memory slots and DDR/DDR2

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February 1, 2006 6:04:17 AM

Hi there
I have an Asus P5GD1 PRO m/b and currently running 1gig (2x512mb dual channel) 184-pin memory. It is based on the Intel 915P chipset which I read from Intel site supports DDR and DDR2 memory.

My question is: Does anyone know if the DDR400 (184-pin) and DDR2 (240pin) memory fit in the same memory slots on this motherboard? Say, if I was to upgrade to DDR2-533 memory would the 240-pin memory fit in these slots?
February 1, 2006 11:22:21 AM

My guess is the DDR/DDR2 mainboard probably have 2 slots for each type, with it being a 'one or the other' type of affair meant to ease the transition to DDR2...

DDR goes in 184 pn DDR slots, DDR2 goes in 240(or however many pins it has) Pin DDR2 slots....
February 1, 2006 5:58:37 PM

The slots are definitely different. 240 pin DDR2 slots have both more pins, and the notch is in a different spot for DDR2 ram.

While the chipset supports DDR and DDR2 ram, your motherboard only supports DDR ram.
February 1, 2006 10:00:02 PM

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The slots are definitely different. 240 pin DDR2 slots have both more pins, and the notch is in a different spot for DDR2 ram.

While the chipset supports DDR and DDR2 ram, your motherboard only supports DDR ram.


Ok, thanks for the info.
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