If you install incorrect or incompatible RAM can it cause damage to the mother board? Now I dont mean physical damage... it is similar to what I have ..(in fact it is probably close to the same).
I am being at bit lazy at the moment and have not actually looked at the RAM i have installed but I have the packet it came in...... it says ' DDR-400 PC3200 DIMM Desktop Module 512MB'.
I have been given another 512 strip that has these specs ' 512MB 64Mx72-bit DDR400 ECC CL3 184-Pin DIMM'
My motherboard it a GA-K8VM800M (gigabyte) and has room for another 512MB strip.
Firstly Can I install this RAM? if so is one better than the other? (I may be able to get another of the second type). And finally ...if the RAM is faulty can it fry the motherboard?