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March 17, 2002 6:50:10 PM

Ok just to make sure about this...regular sdram won't work in ddr-ram slots right? Also, would say 256 megs of ddr-ram be equal to 384 megs of pc133 sdram?

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March 17, 2002 10:18:47 PM

Yes & No.

Yes to the first, they are not the same. Different amount of pins.

No to the second. If you're in the habit of breaking through the 256MB barrier get 512MB. Either way, get DDR RAM. If you already have the SDRAM, there are mobos which use both. ECS K7S5A for one.

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March 17, 2002 10:19:36 PM

BTW, they don't use both at the same time. One or the other.

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March 18, 2002 8:10:26 AM

yes, DDR RAm is 184 pin stick, while the SDRAM stick is 168 pin, SDRAM stick has two notches while the DDR stick has only one that too located near the center so one cant get into the other slot.

256 MB isnt quite equal to 384 MB! if you are talking about performance, well, the amount of memory directly affects the virtual memory usage, which is the same in either case if the amount of memory is the same.

DDR memory is faster than the SDRAM so it can get faster results in memory intensive tasks, else its just the same.

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