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SDRAM in DDR mobos?

Last response: in Memory
January 8, 2002 9:23:35 PM

I am fairly confident that this is a stupid question, but, is it possible to use old style PC133 SDRAM in the DDR slots in the latest Slot A motherboards? The reason I ask is that I find myself forced to buy a new motherboard but can't yet afford to upgrade CPU, memory etc. So I want a board that will utilise my existing components but will also allow me to upsize to a shiny new AthlonXP in a few months time.

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January 8, 2002 9:44:46 PM

i'm not an expert but it seems to me that pc133 dimms are 168 pins and the ddr's are 184. Common sense tells me that they wont even fit in a ddr slot. But i have been wrong before ;) 
January 8, 2002 9:51:07 PM

There are two (that I know of) boards that can take both types: ECS K7S5A and Asus A7A266.
Most boards cannot.

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January 8, 2002 10:02:56 PM

Thanks, I'll check them out.