If the mobo specs say it supports DDR2 will old DDRAM work?

Hi guys

I'm looking into the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo for my Core 2 Duo.. and just wondering if I'm right in assuming my current two 512meg sticks of DDRAM (400Mhz, PC3200) will not work, given that the mobo specs only mention DDR2.

http://www.gigabyte.com.au/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2314&ModelName=GA-965P-DS3

Cheers for any help.
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  1. Quote:
    Hi guys

    I'm looking into the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo for my Core 2 Duo.. and just wondering if I'm right in assuming my current two 512meg sticks of DDRAM (400Mhz, PC3200) will not work, given that the mobo specs only mention DDR2.

    http://www.gigabyte.com.au/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2314&ModelName=GA-965P-DS3

    Cheers for any help.


    not only will they not work, they won't even fit in the sockets ;). A board that supports DDR2 memory will only take DDR2 memory.
  2. Thanks mate.

    I think maybe they design these sockets for people like me to protect them from themselves.... :)
  3. yes the DDR2 is a different size in the fact that it has more pins and they will not fit in DDR dimm's, and vice versa. but i have heard of people cramming the ram in, only to have it blow up!
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