Memory DDR or SDRAM

  COUCHER 14:40 07 Feb 2003

I am thinking of buying a new motherboard. The one I am drawn to is a GIGABITE 7VAXP Ultra,that should be compatible with the AMD Athlone CPU. runnig at 1002 MgH that I'm using at the moment. The question is,the new board supports DDR memory but I have over 750 mega of SDRAM memory available. Will this be compatible? As I don't want to be buying a new set of DDR if this will surfice. I'm on low income and pennies count more than a slight increase in speed to me.

  L.H.F 15:01 07 Feb 2003


DDR= Double data rate

SDRAM= naff technology

upgrade to DDR. Sell ur SDRAM on Ebay. trust me its worht doin

  powerless 15:11 07 Feb 2003

Read your previous threads.

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Please tick them...

Heres the site to the motherboard in case you do not have it click here

Memory can be brought from here click here

  medicine hat 15:44 07 Feb 2003

Will you really benefit from a new (expensive) board if you continue to use the relatively slow components from your current system?

  Gongoozler 15:48 07 Feb 2003

COUCHER, there are very few new motherboards that support SDRAM. The only one I can think of is the ECS K7S5A click here. Unless you are on a very tight budget, sell your SDRAM and start afresh with DDR. An SDRAM board will severely limit the speed you can achieve when you upgrade your processor.

  zanwalk 16:05 07 Feb 2003

I can recommend the ECS K7S5A as I have used several in system builds, it supports both types of memory, so that you could upgrade to DDR later on if you wished to. It is also a very competitively priced board especially from here:

click here

  COUCHER 16:11 07 Feb 2003

I'll have to save up then won't I. I'll be back in six months to let you know how I've got on.
Perhaps I can get the ECS board and upgrade to DDR when I can afford it, though at the price at the above link I could possibly get enough together now. Thats if that is the price for just one board. But i'll have to have a closer look at the specs first.
Thanks for your help...

  Stuartli 16:55 07 Feb 2003

Here's info on DDRAM and the fact it won't fit SDRAM slots:

click here

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