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Question about ddr2 memory on graphics card...

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 23, 2006 2:14:07 AM

If im running RDram on my comp., will a graphics card with DDR2 memory work ok?

Im running ddr on my current graphics card, and it works fine, so i dont see the reason why ddr2 wont work as well. Except iv been told by sales reps it will not, but i dont trust them very much since they cleary dont know crap about other things.

So if someone could tell me... that be great.

And also Will i see a difference in performence and/or graphics with ddr2 instead of drr if im using the same type of graphics card?

Situation: Geforce 6200 OC agp4x 256mb ddr VS. Geforce 6200 OC agp4x 256mb ddr2
February 23, 2006 10:28:11 AM

It will work fine. The graphics memory sub-system is completely independant of the rest of the system.

The memory controller for your graphics memory is on your graphics card, not on your motherboard.
It's a different case if you were trying to put DDR ram into a RamBus motherboard :wink:
February 23, 2006 10:57:31 AM

Ram speed on a Graphics card doesn't make a whole lot of diffrence. I would not suggest upgrading cards just to get DDr2. Your real performance gains on a Graphics card are in the Core clock speed and architecture. I woudl save yoru money and buy a better card in a few months rather than upgrade just to get DDR2.
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February 23, 2006 11:36:19 AM

His current system is:

Pentium 4
2.53GHZ Processor
768 MB PC1066 RDRAM
120GB 7200RPM
16x DVD Rom drive
48x CD burner
ATI Radeon 9550 AGP 256mb
Windows XP...
February 23, 2006 1:05:41 PM

DOH, misntepreted the post, Sorry.
February 23, 2006 5:15:28 PM

Sorry forgot to update my system info... i just got the new card listed in my info... but i can always go exchange it for the same one, but get the one with ddr2 memory(i got the one with ddr b/c the sales people said that ddr2 wont work with my system, i was skeptical tho so i thought i post here, it turns out they're wrong. Who would of thought of that! LOL)

... do you guys think its worth the hassle to exchange or will i not really see a difference?
February 23, 2006 5:39:36 PM

I'd of gone with the GeForce 6600 before choosing the 6200, as the 6200 uses RAM from the mobo. Also the 6200 is just a slow vid card. Get a GeForce 6600 (128MB GT if you can afford).
February 26, 2006 2:49:06 PM

he might be able to unlock his 6200 to a fully edged 6600 with RT ;)