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My motherboard says "DDR1 DDR2" next to the two RAM stick holders. The two holders are identical, and seem only to fit DDR1, though.

Does it simply mean "DDR holder #1" and "DDR holder #2"? Because I'd really like to fit a DDR2 stick in there.

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I read it as "slot 1" and "slot 2". If only DDR1 fits then it's highly likely it was still just called "DDR memory" at the time the board was made. –  ChrisF Jul 25 '12 at 12:10

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You are correct in your assertion that they are simply identifiers for the RAM slots. It is not possible to have 2 differing RAM types on a single board.

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Exactly.............. +1 for that –  ichathan Jul 25 '12 at 12:49
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Motherboards that support two different RAM types are rare (and that's not what's happening here), but they do exist: picture, article –  sudo Jul 25 '12 at 13:27
    
Interesting, i wasn't aware of that. It seems you're right, there are a few boards that support DDR2 and DDR3. –  Oliver G Jul 25 '12 at 13:28

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