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Is it safe to take some ram out of my newer system and put into older?

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August 13, 2011 4:11:58 AM

Ok, so title sounds horrible cause it wouldn't fit.

What specs do i need to know about to see if the ram would be swappable? Will a quad core work with 6 GB of ram down from 8gb? Will a dual core work with 3 gb ram? Dual core is pentium D, quad is q8200
August 13, 2011 1:08:16 PM

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August 13, 2011 4:46:40 PM

joshuazh said:
Ok, so title sounds horrible cause it wouldn't fit.

What specs do i need to know about to see if the ram would be swappable? Will a quad core work with 6 GB of ram down from 8gb? Will a dual core work with 3 gb ram? Dual core is pentium D, quad is q8200


Check your Motherboard Specs and Manual.
Make sure the RAM is DDR2


It might WORK but be sure both Motherboards support the same DDR's. ex it will not work if your ram from the Pentium is DDR but the Quad core Motherboard only supports DDR2.
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August 13, 2011 9:53:30 PM

I'm trying to move my ddr3 ram in quad to ddr2 ram in pentium d
will ddr2 and ddr3 work together or no?
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August 14, 2011 2:23:07 AM

ehh it wont work nvrm
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August 14, 2011 2:23:21 AM

Best answer selected by joshuazh.
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August 14, 2011 4:18:00 AM

NO! You must have the same ram.
If the mobo is DDR2 then there is no way DDR3 will work.
Get the same brand RAM and get a dualchannel kit.

Ect.
Kingston HyperX 4GB Kit
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