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Will a DDR Ram work with a DDR2 Video card?

Using a gateway 5200 XL... specs listed here -

want to install a EVGA GeForce 9500 Gt Video card listed here -

my computer has a DDR memory and the EVGA has DDR2. The PCI express port will fit but don't know if the memory being different will affect the computer or not....

on a side note looking to add a another 1 GB of RAM to further boost speed, will it make a huge difference in gameplay such as CoD WaW?

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  • thepife121 Dec 30, 2008

    using XP for an OS, currently using 512 mb DDR SDRAM with a 256 video memory,

    the new video card will have 512 mb video memory.

    debating on adding 512 mb RAM and having a total of 1 GB or just buying a 1 GB and having 1.5 GB total RAM

    is adding any ram goign to be worth the price and how much? computer is capable of using up to 4 GB of RAM


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The on board memory on the graphics card being DDR2 will NOT affect the system memory being DDR.

And the memory you want to add depends on the memory you have allready installed on your machine and what version of windows you are running.

Please post back with more info on this.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • SoleAngelus Dec 31, 2008

    Yeah it will be worth it, i usually stick with this rule when putting systems together :

    Xp min memory1Gb - Vista min memory 2Gb

    Price of memory can be different depending whch country etc your in and the speed and stepping of said memory, id go for the 1Gb extra memory, as the price difference wont be all that much.
    Also buying online is usually cheaper.


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