Is my motherboard compatible with DDR3 RAM?

Pradip June 26, 2011
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Is my PC, which is configured by Intel Core2 duo E7500 & Gigabyte G41 chipset, compatible with DDR3 RAM?

  1. FIDELIS
    June 26, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Hello, to answer your question better, we would need more more specific information like the model of your motherboard.  If you are referring to the Gigabyte G41M-ES2L Motherboard, it can in theory support DDR3 memories, but you can not install
    that memory on this motherboard because it has only DDR2 slots.  When you talk about DDR3, it means triple channel memory...that would mean that you would need at least three slots for memory in your motherboard.  The model number would be helpful to answer your question better.

    • Mike
      June 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      Please... this is the second time I read this here!
      DDR3 doesn't mean Triple Channel Memory. It's the third version of Double Data Rate SDRAM. In fact it doesn't have anything to do with the memory channels and module setup!It's the Memory Controller on the CPU and Motherboard which either supports dual-channel or triple-channel. Depending on this support you should either use 2 or 3 modules.

      • Aibek
        June 27, 2011 at 7:53 am

        thanks for the input

  2. Tina
    June 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Pradip,

    you can use this hardware scanner from Crucial to find out which RAM you need or can use on your system: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/index.aspx