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July 7, 2012 2:10:57 PM

please tell me what is the difference between ddr2 and ddr3 mother boards

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a c 289 U Graphics card
a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 2:21:08 PM

They have different RAM slots.
July 7, 2012 2:49:00 PM

Also, Ram voltages, timings, memory speed.
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July 7, 2012 4:08:03 PM

kg4icg said:
Also, Ram voltages, timings, memory speed.

mine is ddr2 mother board, will it able to handle graphics card like 6770 hd 6770 1gb ddr5, my screen resolution is 1366x768
a c 100 U Graphics card
a c 104 V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 4:22:42 PM

tigerlion said:
mine is ddr2 mother board, will it able to handle graphics card like 6770 hd 6770 1gb ddr5, my screen resolution is 1366x768

Yes!

Motherboard memory type and Video memory(your card[6770] actually has GDDR5) type do not effect one another.
a b U Graphics card
July 7, 2012 4:49:05 PM

Hey Tigerlion,

DDR3 is newer and is the current standard. All motherboards were DDR2 a few years ago and are now almost all DDR3. If getting new equipment go with DDR3, however if using older DDR2 that will still work fine.

With regard to your second question, DDR3 does not affect graphic card compatibility. In order to know if the 6770 is a good fit for your system you need to look at two things

1. do you have a PCI express x16 slot?

2. does your computer have a sufficient power supply? Depending on the make and model of your computer (please post if you want advice) you should probably have at least a 350-450w power supply to run a 6770. This is not a hard upgrade to make if it needs to be done alongside the graphic card -- decent power supplies start around $35-45 on sale.
a c 100 U Graphics card
a c 104 V Motherboard
July 7, 2012 4:55:33 PM

deadlockedworld said:

2. does your computer have a sufficient power supply? Depending on the make and model of your computer (please post if you want advice) you should probably have at least a 350-450w power supply to run a 6770. This is not a hard upgrade to make if it needs to be done alongside the graphic card -- decent power supplies start around $35-45 on sale.

I like it when a user does not recommend a 700+ watt power supply or a 6770

BIG thumbs up to you.
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