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Can DDR3 graphic card be placed into DDR2 mother board

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January 7, 2010 7:05:37 AM

hello
i m a noob in this field. please dont laugh at me
can DDR3 graphic card be placed into DDR2 enabled motherboards
my system config is as follows
Intel core 2 duo processor 2.4 GHz
2 Gb RAM
I m not sure of the type of slot which the others mentioned in the other threads
i am planning to buy nvidia 9800 512 mb DDR3 graphic card. will my system be able to run it.
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 7:11:44 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
I think by DDR2 motherboard you mean a motherboard that supports DDR2 RAMs right?
If so then yes you can use a DDR3 Graphic card in a motherboard that supports DDR2 RAMs.
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 7:12:26 AM

I would have been so much easier if you could have provided your mobo model number.

About your question, the answer is a yes. DDR and GDDR are completely different. DDR2 mobo means the RAM that it will support while the GPU DDR3 is completely different and has no dependency on the RAM DDR supported. Your mobo can hold GDDR2, GDDR3, GDDR5 cards easily provided you have a PCIe slot!
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a c 130 U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 7:15:14 AM
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Yes its fine the memory on the graphics card is not linked in anyway to what the motherboard is runing.
Will it run it ? Well assuming you have the correct slots in the board and its a SLI board, and that your Power supply is up to the job then yes it will. There is no compatability problem between what memory the Graphics is running and what the motherboard is running.

Mactronix
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 7:55:15 AM

we need a FAQ sticky bout this
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 7:57:23 AM

obsidian86 said:
we need a FAQ sticky bout this


+1. I am tired of how many times I saw this question in the forum.
a c 130 U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 8:29:46 AM

hallowed_dragon said:
+1. I am tired of how many times I saw this question in the forum.


Having a Sticky is fine but the people who ask the questions that people want a Sticky for almost always dont realise they are there. We have asked on several ocasions for them to be a differant colour to stand out more, they could even be boxed out and given an inch or so clearance to make them more obvious but some cleaver arse somewhere decided that mucking about with years old status's and giving out badges was more important than actually having a more user friendly forum.

Mactronix
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 8:45:22 AM

mactronix said:
Having a Sticky is fine but the people who ask the questions that people want a Sticky for almost always dont realise they are there. We have asked on several ocasions for them to be a differant colour to stand out more, they could even be boxed out and given an inch or so clearance to make them more obvious but some cleaver arse somewhere decided that mucking about with years old status's and giving out badges was more important than actually having a more user friendly forum.

Mactronix



+1.
:) 
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 8:48:36 AM

An offtopic question:
@mactronix: I see your date joined is 1970. Is this forum 30 year old? :D 
a c 130 U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 9:23:31 AM

hell_storm2004 said:
An offtopic question:
@mactronix: I see your date joined is 1970. Is this forum 30 year old? :D 


I know it all went to pot on that side of things about 3 forum updates/improvements ago :lol: 
By the way i wasnt even born then :heink: 

Mactronix
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 9:38:23 AM

^Lol.
Was PC born then?
a b U Graphics card
January 7, 2010 9:42:44 AM

a double sized sticky
January 7, 2010 2:45:32 PM

the problem is i have intel D945GCPE motherboard which has only has PCi slot n not PCIe. Now i am thinking about changing the motherboard. n thanks a lot for the response. appreciate mactronics,hell_storm n maziar's response. n regarding sticky notes i didnt know that same questions had already been raised. anyway thanks 4 all d help.
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