View Full Version : Changing 256SDRAM to 256DDR266...good idea?

01-06-2003, 04:33 PM
Hi there :)

I was wondering, if I swap a 256 SDRAM (PC133) with a 256 DDR266, would I be able to notice a difference with the performance ie playing BF:1942? I could swap/upgrade to a 512 DDR266...but I'm sure the ram prices would go cheaper sooner or later (i know its cheap right now, but still i reckon it could go cheaper soon, hopefully).

So, would I be able to notice some difference while playing games or maybe during some programme loading?

Thanks alot :)

Jase Sen

01-06-2003, 04:41 PM
The biggest question is can your motherboard take DDR RAM. Most motherboards take either SDRAM or DDR RAM, but some have separate slots for both.

You might notice a difference, but it depends on what OS you're running, your motherboard, and your CPU

01-06-2003, 04:49 PM
As stated if your mobo can take both sorts and you have a decent cpu then u will recieve a significent speed increase,

01-06-2003, 05:37 PM
Some mobos (that support DDR and SDRAM) can only use 1 or the other. NOT both at the same time.

And if your mobos is only for SD, you cant put DDR in, coz it's keyed differently, and wont fit

01-06-2003, 06:14 PM
Yes, my motherboard can support DDR and SD rams. I'm running Win98Se and with a Duron 1.3Ghz...so would I feel a difference? If so, by how much...?

Thanks :)

Jase Sen