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[IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-13, 18:42 PM
Can I swap my ddr2 memory modules with ddr3 ones in ideapad y530?
Ideapad Y530; P9500 @ 2.53 GHz; 250 GB 7200 rpm HDD; 4 GB OCZ RAM, nVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-14, 18:44 PM
I am very sorry for misleading you. I did not research DDR3 enought to give a educated answer. DDR3 is not backwards compatible to DDR2 slot. DDR2 does in fact have 200-pin while DDR3 has 204-pin. I double checked on my Y530 just to be sure and it concluded that you will not be able to upgrade to DDR3 modules.

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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-13, 19:06 PM
EDIT: DDR3 is not backward compatible to DDR2 slot.
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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-13, 19:35 PM
I do have PM45 motheboard and I bought y530 with ddr2. Now I would like to upgrade to ddr3.
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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-13, 19:55 PM
EDIT: Mistakingly assumed DDR3 would be backwards compatible to DDR2 slot without researching. Removed previous response as to not confuse anybody.
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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-13, 20:04 PM
Thanks a lot man!!! One more thing: Is ddr3 modules are physically (mean dimensions) the same as ddr2? Will they fit into my memory bays?
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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-13, 20:10 PM
Message Edited by ortegaluis on 01-14-2009 10:51 AM

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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-13, 20:19 PM
Again thanks a lot for all your help. Really appreciate it.
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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-14, 12:44 PM
I did some reading and have doubs about ddr2 and ddr3 compatibility. ddr2=200pins ddr3=204pins, different key notch and voltages. Also on some other forum I read that they are not compatible. Any advice?
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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-14, 18:44 PM
I am very sorry for misleading you. I did not research DDR3 enought to give a educated answer. DDR3 is not backwards compatible to DDR2 slot. DDR2 does in fact have 200-pin while DDR3 has 204-pin. I double checked on my Y530 just to be sure and it concluded that you will not be able to upgrade to DDR3 modules.

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Re: [IdeaPad y530] RAM

2009-01-15, 7:11 AM
What a pity. :smileysad: Thanks anyway.
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