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DRAM and SDRAM

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I have a DRAM and a SDRAM.
I am using DRAM, but is there any possibility that I can also use SDRAM my computer?

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On some transitional mainboards this was possible, but never recommended. Use one or the other to prevent memory errors. State your mfg/mdl. for more info.
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It depends, but most likely not.  Use this free program to tell use what your motherboard manfacturer is and we will let you know.

http://www.aida32.hu/aida32-download.php
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Like they said, sometimes you can, but not a good idea because they take different voltages and most mobo's will only let you set one voltage or the other.
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>I am using DRAM, but is there any possibility that I can also use SDRAM my computer?

NO, Although you may have both types of RAM slots on your motherboard, you can only use 1 or the other.
You CANNOT use both together.
This also applies to other motherboards with 2 different types of RAM slots.
Eg: 72pin RAM and 168pin SDRAM on the same board. Only 1 type can be used at a time.

Cheers
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Thanks for the replies
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I better dont do that....... but was just curious.
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Thank you much.    : )

Good choice.  : )
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