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ddr2 ram on a ddr1 mobo?

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June 26, 2008 4:41:26 PM

in process of upgrading computer, just got a free shipping deal on the memory i wanted, but its ddr2 and my current mobo memory standard is ddr1, can i still use it? will the ddr2 work as ddr1?

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June 26, 2008 5:52:16 PM

No. But asrock makes a board with ddr and ddr2 slots (2 of each, but you can't use both types at the same time). 3btech sells them for $33 shipped with no accessories. You can order a backplate from asrock america for $5 shipped; just put the board model number on the check. The asrock board with work with some 1066 fsb quad and core2 duo cpus; check the cpu support section on asrock's website. Newegg sells alot of open box boards with ddr2 support fairly cheap, but with no accessories. I always download the board manual to check the specs before ordering.
June 26, 2008 6:02:10 PM

well my current board is a kn8 ultra, im getting new board fairly soon, but i wanted to throw the new memory in until i got it. o well guess i will have to wait
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June 26, 2008 10:52:44 PM

June 26, 2008 11:26:11 PM

DDR1 and DDR2 are technically, and physically incompatible. you wouldn't even be able to fit the modules in with damaging them
June 27, 2008 12:30:01 PM

Simply NO
You can not install DDR2 modules on your DDR1 dimms