DDR4 RAM is not backward compatible with DDR3 motherboards and vice versa. The notch has been moved to prevent the accidental insertion of the wrong type of memory. Instead of 240 pins, each module features 288 pins
I’m about to buy the G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 for a new build and I want to make sure it’ll work with my gigabyte ga-z77x ud5h motherboard before ordering them.
From other sources, I have found that the ‘4’ series will not work on ddr 3 boards, with further sources saying ddr 4 is backwards compatible up to ddr 2
Now from what I can tell just by looking at my board and ram stick; they both appear very similar but I cannot find any information confirming whether or not this specific one will fit.
Double Data Rate 4
Double Data Rate 4 Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory (DDR4 SDRAM) is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory with a high bandwidth (“double data rate”) interface. Released to the market in 2014, it is a variant of dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), of which some have been in use since the early 1970s, and a higher-speed successor to the DDR2 and DDR3 technologies. DDR4 is not compatible with any earlier type of random-access memory (RAM) due to different signaling voltage and physical interface, besides other factors.
Double Data Rate 3
Double Data Rate 3 Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory (DDR3 SDRAM) is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) with a high bandwidth (“double data rate”) interface, and has been in use since 2007. It is the higher-speed successor to DDR and DDR2 and predecessor to DDR4 synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) chips. DDR3 SDRAM is neither forward nor backward compatible with any earlier type of random-access memory (RAM) because of different signaling voltages, timings, and other factors.
The product page for the RAM does not go into detail about compatibility either.
While I will definitely be doing my research beforehand, will most likely use it to run a render machine [Cinema 4D] – so ill need an answer sooner rather than later.
It says on my motherboard that it’ll support ddr3 up till 1600mhz (1066mhz capability), which is all these particular series of ram claims to do anyways – so in theory it should work together right? [I know timings and voltages DO matter].
Component compatibility is ultimately the responsibility of the piece assembler and will vendor. DDR4 memory modules work with any L that supports DDR3 memory but the chipset is system blue096MB Advanced 3 Cache in addition to 4GB566MHz maximumDRAM speed. All2 and DDR3 memory can are not interchangeable due to The support of a module that does not meet these specifications will result in a Non-Operational message when even if timings match.