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Old 12-06-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default LoLWTF? Same Slot Ram.

Ok, so I bought some ram for my laptop, it dun work right, so I refunded it, and now Im looking on Newegg, and by golly, DDR2 will fit in a DDR slot.

Now my question is, does it actually work, because, if it does, it would be wonderous to have 3gb of ddr2 400mhz in my laptop.

DDR: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145096

DDR2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104100

Not that speed would be a difference (133mhz CANT be much faster, same CAS), but 3gb would be nice.(or 8gb, not that a Athlon 64 might support that much xP)


BTW: WTF CAN I FIND ONE OF THESE? (sata - ide adapter for laptops)
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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DDR2 cannot fit in a DDR-based machine...the pin layout is different, so stick to DDR!

The image you've shown there is an adapter (I believe HP) that makes your SATA fit on the board equipped with a special connector. It's basically a SATA blug that you can unplug both from the laptop and the HDD. I don't believe there's an adpator for laptops, but for the desktops, yes.
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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BTW: WTF CAN I FIND ONE OF THESE? (sata - ide adapter for laptops)
Yep, that is for a laptop. If you must run a SATA HDD on IDE, you will need a special controller to handle the interface.

http://www.amazon.com/Ultra-ULT40322.../dp/B001TJ9P98

I cannot guarantee it'll work, but that's what it's supposed to do.

And DDR2 will not work in a DDR laptop. It may fit, but the controller will not support it, and you may damage something.
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He is looking for an adapter for laptops, which doesn't exist AFAIK.
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He is looking for an adapter for laptops, which doesn't exist AFAIK.
Oh. *facepalm*. If you feel like doing some modding, the adaper I posted would still work in a laptop.
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It better be intense modding, as it will need a PSU, cable and lots of space
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It better be intense modding, as it will need a PSU, cable and lots of space
PSU: The laptop already has one. Just tap into that.
Cable: Well, if I were doing it, I'd just use an old IDE ribbon cable and solder it on.
Space: It really won't need much. Most laptops have some large empty areas where the converter would fit.

It's not a mod I would recommend unless you know what you're doing, but if you do, it'd be pretty simple.
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Ok Lol...

I guess I could just buy a new laptop :P
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