/ Sign-up
Your question

DDR2 vs DDR3

  • Memory
  • DDR2
  • DDR3
Last response: in Memory
January 14, 2010 8:04:38 AM

will ddr2 800mhz work on a board that supports ddr3 memory?? board being a ECS P45T-AD3...

More about : ddr2 ddr3

January 14, 2010 9:32:47 AM

No, DDR2 memory WILL NOT work in a DDR3 motherboard, and vice versa. The keypoints are different from each one so are also physically incompatible with one another.

Right now, DDR2 and DDR3 memory are more or less the same price, so it shouldn't be much of a problem to get DDR3 now.
a b } Memory
January 14, 2010 9:53:16 AM

Related resources
January 14, 2010 11:51:50 AM

Yes! If it fits :) 

a b } Memory
January 14, 2010 11:55:32 AM

No really, it does not.
If you try to force it you will break the RAM, the motherboard or both.
January 14, 2010 12:05:00 PM

I was kidding.
It won't fit. Don't even try.
a b } Memory
January 14, 2010 12:23:58 PM

No problem, just keep in mind how stupid people are.
If the parts are even remotely similar in size, some idiot will force them together somehow.
I have even seen a few instances of people sawing at their addin cards to get them to fit in a different slot type :pfff: 

On second thought, the pics in that thread where hilarious :na: 
Go for it OP!