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Is about to upgrade RAM, but will DDR2 work in my computer?

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January 28, 2010 4:58:48 PM

Heres the specs to my computer: VGC-RB30

http://www.docs.sony.com/release/specs/VGCRB30_mksp.pdf

It says "512MB PC-3200 400Mhz DDR"

I really think its time for an upgrade(eventually a new system altogether, but for now I just want to be able to run Windows 7), but I'm not sure what type of RAM to get, either DDR or DDR2.

It says on Wikipedia that my system can support DDR2 400/533(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets), but I want to double check with the experts before I spend 50 bucks on 2 gigs.

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a b } Memory
January 28, 2010 5:28:21 PM

You need DDR 400 Ram for that MOBO - the chipset that the MOBO uses can be used on either MOBOs that support DDR or DDR2 but the MOBO you have only has DDR slots and the modules are different for each type and not interchangeable !!

Also you need to check and see if the MOBO supports dual sided modules (since it says it only supports 2GB MAX it may only support single sided modules so will not work with dual sided modules further limiting your choices !!)
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January 28, 2010 5:36:46 PM

^+1

I never did like Sony PCs :D . You're going to have to buy the more expensive DDR 400 Ram if you want 2GB
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Anonymous
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January 28, 2010 6:16:33 PM

Ok wow thanks guys, you just saved me a lot of headaches =).
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January 28, 2010 6:21:01 PM

Best answer selected by Glenn1990.
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January 28, 2010 6:29:55 PM

You have DDR, that is 184 pin, IMO the best RAM is Patriot DDR400 CL 2-3-2-5 1T. Adding 2 1024MB (1GB) sticks should give you great performance for windows 7..
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