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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 1 decade ago

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On RAM memory there is different number of pins, if you get the wrong amount of pins will it fit in your motherboard?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No, you must get RAM with the right amount of pins or it will not work. Different types of RAM are also different lengths and fit into slots with barriers are different distances along the way, so it won't come close to fitting.

    You also should get RAM that is the same speed as the RAM you already have, because you will waste money on RAM that is not running at full speed.

    Pins in a memory module are used in a similar way to other computer cards. Each pin on a memory module has a specific task, so if a pin was damaged the memory would be unusable.

    Ram comes in differeent pin configurations and speeds. If you are looking to upgrade your best bet is to go to the following link http://www.crucial.com. they can check your computer remotely and recommend the correct speed, type and amount for your computer.

    You can order online and they give a guarantee that it will be compatible with your motherboard. It also carries a very good warranty. It's not the cheapest but it's worth buying quality Ram. I've purchased from them before.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ram comes in differeent pin configurations and speeds. If you are looking to upgrade ypur best bet is to go to the following link http://www.crucial.com/uk . they can check your computer remotely and recommend the correct speed, type and amount for your computer. You can order online and they give a guarantee that it will be compatible with your motherboard. It also carries a very good warranty. It's not the cheapest but it's worth buying quality Ram.

  • 3 years ago

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  • zedkay
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    short answer is NO! The slot on the motherboard is designed for a specific amount of pins and your computer will also only accept a certain speed/type of memory

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  • 1 decade ago

    in a word,no...the pins in a memory module are used in a similar way to a.g.p and pci-express graphic cards

    each pin on a memory module has a specific task ,so if a pin was damaged the memeory would be unusable

    sd-ram is the oldest type of memory and has 168 pins,and has speeds of 100mhz(pc100) and 133mhz(pc133),there was also a 66mhz module(pc66)but these are no longer avalible

    ddr-ram(double data rate)is the second generation memory and has 184 pins,this comes in several speeds 266mhz(pc2100),333mhz(pc2700) and 400mhz(pc3200),these are the most popular types of memory but are now being replaced with

    ddr 2 memory which have 240 pins and come in even higher speeds,533mhz(pc2/4200) ,667mhz(pc2/5300), 800mhz(pc2/6400),1ghz(pc2/8000),

    there are higher speeds in ddr-2 memory but these are very expensive with speeds such as 1100mhz(pc8800) and are aimed at hardcore gamers,and still have 240 pins

    i hope this helped

    good luck

  • 1 decade ago

    No it will not, you must get RAM with the right amount of pins or it will not work. Also you should get RAM that is the same speed as the RAM you already have, otherwise you will have wasted money on RAM that is not running at full speed. (All RAM runs at the speed of the slowest stick in the PC)

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, i just wanted to sound different, but pins are the least of your issue is it SDRM or DDRAM or BBRAM or anything else your computer could die!!!!

    thats not true, just make sure it is the right kind of ram for what you need

  • 1 decade ago

    no it has to the right number of pins if you try to make it fit you will be getting a new motherboard so get it right

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Never try and force memory sticks into your motherboard unless they are the correct type for your specific board you are taking the chance on frying your computer

  • 1 decade ago

    No, and different types of RAM are also different lengths and fit into slots with barriers are different distances along the way, so it won't come close to fitting.

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