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just for future reference, could i put a DDR stick of RAM into a motherboard that is DDR2 capable?
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
DDR2 DIMMs are not designed to be backwards compatible with DDR DIMMs. The notch on DDR2 DIMMs is in a different position than DDR DIMMs, and the pin density is slightly higher than DDR DIMMs in desktops. DDR2 is a 240-pin module, DDR is a 184-pin module.
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so DDR2 is much faster than DDR, right?
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Yes DDR2 is faster than DDR.
I do not accept some of the claims as to how much faster, but it is a big difference.
Your mother board must support the 240 pin DDR2 module for you to use DDR2.
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