RAM help

India
May 10, 2011 12:43am CST
I currently have a comp. that has a motherboard with 256 MB of DDR RAM . I am in a need of upgrading my RAM . So will it be possible to run my comp. by upgrading the RAM to DDR2 or DDR3 because it is very tough to find a DDR type ram ???
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@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
10 May 11
Well no DDR2 ram would not be compatible with your motherboard as it support DDR1 for using DDR2 or DDR3 ram you would have to buy a new motherboard which support it in your case you just have to find a DDR1 ram but it would be very difficult as they are not made anymore
• India
10 May 11
DDR RAMS are tough to find as well as very costly . Thats why I was asking about compactibility with other types of RAMS .
• Mumbai, India
10 May 11
i can understand what your problem is but then to it cannot be done. search for used DDR rams maybe you can find it i would suggest your to upgrade your motherboard
• India
10 May 11
Is there a possibility of me putting in a graphics card instead of a RAM to play graphics intensive games life FIFA 07 in full resolution ? I am asking this because my processor is quiet powerful ( Pentium 4 2.81GHz ) but I can't play many games as it says shortage of RAM . Would just adding a good graphics card be purposeful ?
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 May 11
Hi beach, If you are referring to DDR PC400 RAM modules, and if you have two slots on the mainboard you may install two 512MB of them to get at least 1GB of RAM (around USD20.00 each). Samsung or Apacer manufactured these RAM modules. Also available is the 1GB model manufactured either by Samsung or Micron (USD40.00) or by Kingston (USD42.00). You did not mention the model and manufacturer of your mainboard so this is just an approximation of the lowest specs I can advise. Your mainboard may support up to PC 533 of bandwidth but I would not hazard it. Higher than this, you'll get a blank screen and a series of beeps (if an internal speaker is available) indicating memory error.
• India
10 May 11
Specs for the Intel 845G Series chipset. Memory Type: DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200, DDR (non-ECC) Maximum Memory: 2GB Currently Installed Memory: 256MB Total Memory Slots: 2 Available Memory Slots: 1 Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700, DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.
@vinod4net (628)
• India
10 May 11
you will need to change your motherboard (and in turn processor and other stuffs residing on motherboard) as DDR Slot is different from DD2 and DDR2. Better still get a new system in exchange of your current one as your current system is outdated and might be of no use after sometime.
• India
10 May 11
Actually all the other stuff in my motherboard work great . I have a Pentium 4 clocked at 2.81GHz , 120GB HDD etc etc . Only my RAM is the problem . So I am considering of only changing my RAM rather than changing the whole thing .
@makatas (1101)
• Greece
13 Jun 11
You cannot perform such update, because your computer's motherboard will not support those new kinds of RAM. Your options are two, either get more DDR RAM for it, or replace your motherboard with a recent model. Do note, however, that there is high possibility that you will also need to change your CPU and graphics card if you replace your motherboard. So, buying a completely new computer is actually your second option.
• United Kingdom
14 May 11
This is what I suggest you do. I think you should take a look at the following website: http://www.crucial.com This is a memory website and it's where I purchase my own memory. They have this free scanning tool and I recommend that you use this to scan your system. This will tell you how much memory or ram you have in your system, the type of RAM you have in your system and the maximum amount of memory that you can install into your system. It's a very useful tool and I have always used it. 256MB of RAM does sound very low in terms of what memory is available today. For any upgrade in memory you have to match the exact memory that you have in your system and that includes specifications like DDR, DDR2 etc. If you use incompatible memory then you will face problems including boot up problems. That's why I really recommend that you use the free scanning tool on the crucial website! Good luck. Andrew
@venkit (2957)
• India
14 May 11
ddr2 and ddr3 ahave different ports, its not as same port for ddr. I am also having same problem. and i just added one 128mb ram from my friend, when he sold his old one. you can search for ddr ram , old ones are available in many sites like ebay.