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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by K2e2vin, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    ok guys, im getting a motherboard and it says it supports pc100/133 sdram and pc200/266 ddr. it also says it uses 184pin ddr dimm. problem is i was told all pc100/133 ram is 168pin, and ddr ram has 184pin. my computer has 168pin ram and i want to use the ram on the new board. is this possible(fit 168pin ram into 184pin socket)?
     
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    Sorry, it won't...but hey RAM isn't too bad...try newegg for good shitz! :ph34r:
     
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    oh, and be sure to go with DDR!
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    if it doesnt fit then imight just look for a board that supports 168pin ram because i already have 3-sticks of ram(256mb and two 64mb, sdram).
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    oh nevermind. i just found something; the motherboard i wanted to get, actually does support both types of ram. i dont know how but it does(says MSI and Asus sell mobos with support for 168 and 184)

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    honestly dude- don't.

    the DDR owns DIMM chips 3 to 1 in speed and performance. pc100/133 is obsolete as of 2 years ago now.

    spend the $100 on a 512 chip from crucial... and put your old ram on ebay for $20 a stick.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    maybe you could use both??
     
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