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Ram i have a ddr ram slots i was woundering if i could put ddr2 ram in without hurting my motherbourd or any other parts?

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DDR and DDR2 are both electrically, and physically incompatible, and so you cannot use DDR2 in this case.

So no, you cannot hurt your motherboard as you will not be able to fit this memory, as the 'slots', or keys, are in different places.

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If you have a motherboard with only ddr1 support (speeds 266 to 400mhz) You cant put in a ddr2. It might just go BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP or it might harm the ddr2 memory I dont know I have never put wrong memory into a motherboard. :P Good luck thought!

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BUT, you can ONLY use DDR Sdram, OR, DDR2 Sdram.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Generic_DDR_Memory_%28Xytram%29.jpg

(You can click on the above photo to enlarge)

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NO, the Fujitsu Scalio 600 Media Center uses the Gigabyte GA-8ISXT-FS motherboard, and it only supports DDR Sdram.

This is a PDF Motherboard Manual for the GA-8ISXT-FS mobo, from Fujitsu Support,

http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/servicesupport/techsupport/Boards/Motherboards/GigaByte/ga-8isxt/Man_8isxt-fs_uk.pdf

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