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Hey My friends computer needs some new ram. right now hes got 2x128mb RDRAM. I wanted to upgrade it to 512 (hes not much of a gamer but it really needs it) and the problem is that its hard to find the ram for cheap. So i was gonna take out the ram and install 2x512mb DDR 4200 ram. I was wondering if i could do that, and not need to buy a new motherboard to work with the new sticks. thanks
 

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have you checked what mobo he has with cpu-z?
 

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RDRAM != DDR Ram
 

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yeah i'm getting sick of the rims on my civic, so my friend is gonna sell me the ones off his 84 Ford half-ton pickup and i'm gonna slap em on.

i think you see what that analogy is getting at ;)
 

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hmm i didnt check his mobo yet but itll have to wait till sunday
 

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RDRAM isnt rambus?
 

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i wasnt gonna use ddr2. and so if i buy DDR ram, it would work? btw i only need 512
 

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Do you need Dual channel?
 

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um i dont think i do.... do i? lol i think DDR will do fine.
 

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you know if his computer is really that crappy, he could probably buy a whole new one for under 400$ at least you can in my area. Toronto canada.

edit: 200$ was a bit low but for 400 you could get one better than his current. though it wont be any gaming machine, pure word processing and net.
 

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makotech222 said:
um i dont think i do.... do i? lol i think DDR will do fine.
No, it won't. RDRAM is MUCH different than DDR. They are not compatible with each other. Two sticks of 128 MB PC800 RDRAM (Rambus memory must be installed in pairs) will cost about $90 or so on Newegg, and two sticks of 256 MB will cost close to $200.
 

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so do i need another motherboard?
 

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lol alright well thanks for the help again ngemu
 

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ok ill spell it out even more than mg2 did because obviously you cant take a hint.

DDR RAM doesnt work in an RDRAM slot. simple as that. it's like trying to put your USB mouse in a DVI slot. it's totally and utterly incompatible.
 

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lol nah i got it. all i wanted to know tho was if i could put dr into the rdram slots
 

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What the hell is RDR ram anyways?
 
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