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yes, infact ddr and sdram can be on the same module. It just depends on what your motherboard need, here is a list of all the types of ram. SRAM: Static random access memory uses multiple transistors, typically four to six, for each memory cell but doesn't have a capacitor in each cell. It is used primarily for cache.

DRAM: Dynamic random access memory has memory cells with a paired transistor and capacitor requiring constant refreshing. FPM DRAM: Fast page mode dynamic random access memory was the original form of DRAM. It waits through the entire process of locating a bit of data by column and row and then reading the bit before it starts on the next bit. Maximum transfer rate to L2 cache is approximately 176 MBps. EDO DRAM: Extended data-out dynamic random access memory does not wait for all of the processing of the first bit before continuing to the next one. As soon as the address of the first bit is located, EDO DRAM begins looking for the next bit. It is about five percent faster than FPM. Maximum transfer rate to L2 cache is approximately 264 MBps. SDRAM: Synchronous dynamic random access memory takes advantage of the burst mode concept to greatly improve performance. It does this by staying on the row containing the requested bit and moving rapidly through the columns, reading each bit as it goes. The idea is that most of the time the data needed by the CPU will be in sequence. SDRAM is about five percent faster than EDO RAM and is the most common form in desktops today. Maximum transfer rate to L2 cache is approximately 528 MBps.

DDR SDRAM: Double data rate synchronous dynamic RAM is just like SDRAM except that is has higher bandwidth, meaning greater speed. Maximum transfer rate to L2 cache is approximately 1,064 MBps (for DDR SDRAM 133 MHZ).

RDRAM: Rambus dynamic random access memory is a radical departure from the previous DRAM architecture. Designed by Rambus, RDRAM uses a Rambus in-line memory module (RIMM), which is similar in size and pin configuration to a standard DIMM. What makes RDRAM so different is its use of a special high-speed data bus called the Rambus channel. RDRAM memory chips work in parallel to achieve a data rate of 800 MHz, or 1,600 MBps. Since they operate at such high speeds, they generate much more heat than other types of chips. To help dissipate the excess heat Rambus chips are fitted with a heat spreader, which looks like a long thin wafer. Just like there are smaller versions of DIMMs, there are also SO-RIMMs, designed for notebook computers. Credit Card Memory: Credit card memory is a proprietary self-contained DRAM memory module that plugs into a special slot for use in notebook computers.

PCMCIA Memory Card: Another self-contained DRAM module for notebooks, cards of this type are not proprietary and should work with any notebook computer whose system bus matches the memory card's configuration. CMOS RAM: CMOS RAM is a term for the small amount of memory used by your computer and some other devices to remember things like hard disk settings -- see Why does my computer need a battery? for details. This memory uses a small battery to provide it with the power it needs to maintain the memory contents. VRAM: VideoRAM, also known as multiport dynamic random access memory (MPDRAM), is a type of RAM used specifically for video adapters or 3-D accelerators. The "multiport" part comes from the fact that VRAM normally has two independent access ports instead of one, allowing the CPU and graphics processor to access the RAM simultaneously.

VRAM is located on the graphics card and comes in a variety of formats, many of which are proprietary. The amount of VRAM is a determining factor in the resolution and color depth of the display. VRAM is also used to hold graphics-specific information such as 3-D geometry data and texture maps. True multiport VRAM tends to be expensive, so today, many graphics cards use SGRAM (synchronous graphics RAM) instead. Performance is nearly the same, but SGRAM is cheaper.

Answer 2 Whilst I applaud the above poster for the indepth answer. They are wrong in the assumption that SDram / DDR Ram, can be used at the same time. This is NOT the case. Occasionally on older motherboards, there are slots for SDRam and DDR RAM, they CANNOT be used at the same time, due to the different speeds they run at.

Also there is now DDR II ram, which is faster still than DDR Ram, and again these cannot be used at the same time as DDR Ram. Hope this helps

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It depends upon the motherboard, but generally, motherboards only support one type of memory. If you have SDRAM now, chances are that DDR will not work. The DIMM slots for SDRAM and DDR are not the same, so only one kind will fit.

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No. SDRAM has two notches and DDR SDRAM has only one so besides all the electrical incompatibilities it won't physically fit.

Can you put sdram in a ddr sdram system?

No. SDRAM and DDR SDRAM are not compatible with each other.

How can we differentiate between an SDRAM and DDR RAM outwardly?

DDR Memory modules have only one notch on the contact strip, positioned just off-centre. Hence DDR modules will not fit in an SD slot. SD Memory Modules have two notches.

Will a DDR SDRAM module fit in an SDR SDRAM slot?

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Can you Upgrade your system from using regular sdram to ddr ram?

no,you need a new motherboard!

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Can you use ddr400 ddr sdram memory in a motherboard that supports ddr333?

In most cases, yes

Can you replace SD RAM with DDR DRAM?

no, you cannot, unless you switch to a motherboard that supports DDR dram, the spacings are different on the modules and on the motherboard, so it is impossible to use them.

What is the basic difference between SDRAM and DDR RAM?

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Can DDR and SDRAM be used in the same system at the same time?

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How many pins does ddr sdram use?

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Can ddram and sdram be used together on one computer?

Sorry.. its either / or syndrome. If the motherboard, has DDR then it would be best to utilise this. As it is probably twice as fast as normal SDRam.