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Can I Run Faster Dimm Memory On My Motherboard?

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#1 Ron Ablang

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:06 PM

I was wondering if it was possible to run faster memory than is rated for my

motherboard if I replace the existing 2-512MB (total of 1GB) PC3200 DIMMs and

install 2-1GB (total of 2GB) PNY DDR2 PC5300 DIMMs even though my motherboard

manual seems to only call for PC3200 DIMMs? Would that work?

HP Pavilion a1130n Desktop PC (WinXP SP2)


Motherboard: MSI MS-7093

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#2 DaChew


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Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:22 PM

ddr2 is completely different design than ddr1

it's like putting a square peg in a round hole

since you have 2 open slots, you could just add 2 more 512 sticks and the new ram would probably be compatible if it was at least as good as or as fast as the original sticks



without knowing more like an overclock report fom everest home free I would guess that above link would be the most compatible for the money

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#3 RajaLinga Pandian

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:48 AM

You can only add DDR1 Ram to your system. Adding a ram with more data transfer rate than what your motherboard supports is absolutely waste of money. Also it is important that you consider the frequency of the ram. For any more details reply me.

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