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Running a ddr3 graphics card on a ddr2 laptop

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October 26, 2009 12:28:57 PM

Can I run a laptop with ddr3 graphics card on a ddr2 laptop

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a c 177 V Motherboard
October 26, 2009 1:43:39 PM

The type of memory on the graphics card does not matter to anything but the GPU; the GPU only uses this RAM, and then 'maps' a chunk (a pretty good sized one - this is the main reason, although not the only one, that a 32 bit OS always 'sees' less than a full 4 gig) of your CPU's main memory to pass its information stream back and forth to your system - so, you're good...
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October 26, 2009 9:10:05 PM

How are you adding a graphics card to your laptop? Most of them don't have expansion slots that I'm aware of. Please give make and model of the laptop machine.
As to your original question, the kind of memory on the video card and the kind of memory on the system are 2 separate things. Not a conflict.
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a c 177 V Motherboard
October 26, 2009 10:03:22 PM

Doesn't (or at least, didn't) ASUS make a series of DIY notebooks, w/various graphics card options?

Hmm... Little searching:
"A barebone is basically a naked notebook sold with only a few main components, allowing the end-user to select and install parts of their choice. A typical barebone notebook is composed of a motherboard, graphics processing unit (GPU), LCD panel, speakers, touchpad, keyboard, connectivity ports, and of course the chassis.
There are several barebones manufacturers, including:

•Asus
•MSI
•ECS

These companies offer barebones equipped with the components mentioned above while allowing users to choose their own hard disk, Mini PCI Wireless LAN card, processor, memory, and optical drive for you to install or choose on your own. While you can't swap out or install the LCD panel on your own yet, barebones manufacturers offer models with various LCD panel sizes and resolutions for you to choose from.

Although barebones do not offer the full upgradeability and flexibility of desktops, it is slowly but surely moving in that direction."
from:

http://laptoplogic.com/resources/detail.php?id=22
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October 27, 2009 1:43:10 PM

Always fear the guys with 1 post! He was probably just asking that question to settle an argument with a buddy.
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a c 177 V Motherboard
October 27, 2009 2:56:09 PM

:pt1cable:  You'd think I'da learned by now! But, one thing I have learned is that there is no question too stooopid to be real!
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