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Am I limited to DDR-2 or DDR-3

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January 16, 2011 1:25:26 PM

I've been speaking to a few different IT people and are getting different responses to a Graphics Card question.

My specs:

CPU Intel Quad Core P6600
MOBO - Intel DP35DP
OS - Windows XP SP3
Chipset: Intel P35 Express Chipset

I've been told that based on these components, I am limited to using DDR-2 or DDR-3 graphics cards and that my current configuration would be unable to process a DDR-5 or above.

Am I correct on this???


Jim Hall
Musical Dreams
Pittsfield, MA.

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January 16, 2011 2:36:55 PM


is there a way to determine this without running the software on the computer. I restrict this computer only to the OS and software for the business.

This system is restricted from the internet.

nice application though
January 16, 2011 6:07:23 PM

dadiggle - I think you're misreading the OP; he's asking about graphics memory, not m/b memory.

OP - I use a GTX460 graphics card with DDR5 memory on a P35 (Q8400 processor, but I can't think that makes a difference). This works just fine (in fact better than fine, it's a wonderful card) so I think you have been misinformed.
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January 16, 2011 6:45:04 PM

Sorry if I was not clear with my original post.

I am referring specifically to Graphics Card memory.

Not MOBO memory
January 16, 2011 6:50:42 PM

Just make sure that your PSU is up to the job! Modern graphics cards require quite a lot of power.
January 16, 2011 7:18:04 PM

Best answer selected by jjhall5150.