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Are old DDR sticks compatible with new DDR2 motherboards?

  • Memory
  • DDR2
  • DDR
  • Compatibility
  • Motherboards
Last response: in Memory
January 20, 2007 10:47:48 PM

I have been shopping around trying to build a new system. To save a few bucks at the beginning I was hopping to use my old DDR 400 sticks until I can upgrade later. Can I do this?

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January 21, 2007 1:34:05 AM

Sorry. DDR Ram has 184 pins. DDR2 RAM has 240 pins. Want to guess the likelihood of successfully getting your 184 memory to work in a 240 pin slot?
January 21, 2007 3:45:12 AM

Hmmm, 184 divided by 240 = 0% chance.
January 21, 2007 4:50:05 AM

Hmmm, 184 divided by 240 = 0% chance.

well you learn something everyday
I thought 184 divided by 240 = 0.766666667

the only way you can use DDR ram in a new system is if you use the ASROCK 775Dual VSTA Motherboard
it supports DDR, DDR2, AGP and PCIE

the board has its downsides though