Gigabyte has developed a special converter that allows DDR memory modules to function in DDR2 slots for its GA-PT880Pro Combo mainboard. The device should ease upgrade path for those who migrate to the platform from a system that only supports DDR memory.

Gigabyte GA-PT880Pro Combo mainboard is based on VIA PT880 PRO chipset that supports Intel processors with up to 1066MHz processor system bus, PCI Express x16 as well as AGP 8x slots for graphics cards as well as sports dual-channel DDR/DDR2 memory controller that can operate with up to PC3200 (667MHz) or PC2-5400 (667MHz). Due to the nature of VIA PT880 PRO memory controller and peculiarities of Gigabyte’s mainboard design, the company supplies special converters that allow to use DDR memory in DDR2 slots, reports HKEPC web-site.

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For anyone looking to upgrade and save on the cost of new ram, this might be right up your alley.