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is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

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    is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    my brother has a new mobo but it only supports ddr3 and he want to use the ddr2 is it possible?

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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    Hi chilloh

    Quote Originally Posted by chilloh View Post
    my brother has a new mobo but it only supports ddr3 and he want to use the ddr2 is it possible?
    it only supports ddr3 - You just answered your own question!

    Sorry but you will have very bad results if you try!


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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    too bad now he's going to buy 2GB ddr3 RAM stiks for like $200

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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    What's the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 anyway?

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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    ddr3 is the next-generation of ram.

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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    That's not what I asked...I asked what the difference between the two are as obviously DDR3 is the next generation.

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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    DDR3 is clocked faster then DDR2, but usually has higher latency.

    Example: My DDR2 800 Corsair RAM runs at a latency of 4

    The counterpart in DDR3 may run at 6 or higher.

    There are trade offs between the two. DDR2 runs at 1.8~2.0 volts(core)

    DDR3 around 1.4~1.6 volts.

    Also DDR2 and DDR3 are keyed differently, so if your MB says DDR3 you will not be able to insert a stick of DDR2 without doing physical damage to your MB.

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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    Doesn't anyone know how to use Google any more?

    Look here:

    AnandTech: DDR3 vs. DDR2

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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    I searched and I found this, (see link) a couple years ago VIA and gigabyte realeased a ddr to ddr2 converter. So I think they going to release a ddr2 to ddr3 soon

    bit-tech.net | Gigabyte and VIA show off DDR converter

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    Re: is there a ddr2 to ddr3 converter?

    @chilloh Ask your bro to try and replace the MB for a DDR2 one if he hasnt already.
    I think even with the converter itll turn out to be expensive and converters arent always reliable especially when you're dealing with RAM Voltages.
    If he cannot replace it,its better he goes and buys DDR3 rather than converting .......shud have seen the MB specs before he bought it.

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