How do I know what RAM my motherboard supports?

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I am using Compaq Presario V3000 series notebook with 2GB DDR2 RAM. I plan to upgrade the memory. How do I know if the motherboard supports DDR3 RAM?

  1. tyler
    July 7, 2012 at 2:27 am

    it does not. a motherboard only supports one kind of ram. so you only get ddr2
    most ddr2 computers support up to 4 gb.

  2. FIDELIS
    January 18, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Hello, it is not possible for you to upgrade the memory on that laptop.  Your laptop already has the maximum memory allowed of 2 GBs.  You can not use DDR3 on said aptop.  It can only use DDR2 PC2-5300 sticks.  Your laptop has two slots with a maximum of 1GB stick for slot.

    http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/HP+-+Compaq-memory/Presario+Notebooks/Presario+V3000+Series-upgrades.html#

  3. Mike
    January 18, 2012 at 12:10 am

    If your notebook is currently using DDR2 it won't support DDR3. They are both technically and physically different.

    There was only a handful of desktop motherboards supporting both but neither at the same time nor in all slots. They had 2 slots dedicated to DDR2 and another 2 for DDR3.

  4. Anonymous
    January 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    try crucial scanner and will tell you on the specification
    http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/

    http://www.memory-up.com/Memory/CompaqPresarioV3461.html