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Need Some Help (CPU Upgrade)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have a Dell Optiplex 780 (SFF)  and I was wondering, if DDR3 RAM is compatible with a new CPU for in my case a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 which I have read is compatible with the motherboard the Dell Optiplex 780 but the CPU only supports DDR2 RAM even though the compatibility list says it supports it.

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19 minutes ago, Vik1232 said:

So I have a Dell Optiplex 780 (SFF)  and I was wondering, if DDR3 RAM is compatible with a new CPU for in my case a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 which I have read is compatible with the motherboard the Dell Optiplex 780 but the CPU only supports DDR2 RAM even though the compatibility list says it supports it.

It is DDR2 my friend.


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1 minute ago, Turtle Rig said:

It is DDR2 my friend.

Not nessescarily. If the board supports the CPU but the motherboard is DDR3 then you should be able to run it with DDR3 otherwise the board wouldn’t list support. Regardless, check memory compatibility on intels website.


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Pull your current ram out and snap a picture of the labels.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here 

14 minutes ago, asand1 said:

Pull your current ram out and snap a picture of the labels.

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PC3=DDR3 and AFAIK Core 2 Quad has the memory controller on the Motherboard chipset, so you should be fine.


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You could even upgrade to 8GB.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, asand1 said:

You could even upgrade to 8GB.

thats what im doing i just got an extra 4 because the system already has 4

 

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