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I have a chaintech 7NJL6 mobo running XP Pro with SP2. Manual says to use 184 pin DDR memory up to PC 3200. I have 512 MB (2x PC2700) now. I have read that faster memory will adapt to a slower mobo so I ordered PNY Optima 240 pin DDR (PC 5300) and need to know if the new memory will work for me. The pin count difference has me concerned.

Manual also says that I can load slot 1 and slot 3 to get dual channel capability. I read that slots should be filled in sequence, so am leery of skipping slot 2. Your thoughts?

I am really looking forward to the performance boost that 2 GB of RAM will give my XP machine (besides, the price was right!). Thanks.
 

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Send the RAM back, it won't work. 240 pin is DDR2, DDR2 is not compatible with DDR, it simply will not fit in the slot. You can get 2GB DDR400 (PC3200).
 
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