DDR2 vs. DDR

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by AliensAreFuzzy, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

    AliensAreFuzzy

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    I was just wondering if it's possible to use DDR2 RAM like those in the new powerbooks, in normal DDR slots like those in the iBooks
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Nope, Nyet, Ohi, Nein, Non.

    DDR-2 is electronically and physically incompatible with DDR
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Nope, DDR SODIMMs and DDR-2 SODIMMs both have 200 pins, but the key is spaced differently. You are thinking of DDR DIMM 184 pin vs. DDR SODIMM 200 pin vs. DDR-2 DIMM 240 pin
     
  6. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    Regardless, a hammer should fix that problem.
     
  7. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Yup..thanks for the correct info...just the normal sized DIMM's have more pins and less spacing;)
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    That was a hacksaw to modify the key spacing ...

    Don't you remember the PCI-X discussions for the G5 and making some of the PCI cards fit in the PowerMac G5. ;)
     

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