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March 20, 2008 12:08:55 PM

Anyone try ddr2 in the asus maximus extreme? I ordered one from newegg this week when they were $29.99 before checking memory requirements.

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March 20, 2008 12:13:46 PM

DDR2 RAM wont work with a DDR3 board, u shold have gone with
ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA instead, that supports DDR2
March 20, 2008 1:15:48 PM

nope, wont even fit in the same socket...

btw, if you can get it to fit in the socket.. your a stronger man than I
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March 20, 2008 2:08:23 PM

sure u can fit it in, but it won't work and you're going to ruin your ram and your motherboard.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
March 20, 2008 3:45:00 PM

Thanks for the replies. I can either wait for the price of ddr3 to drop or sell it on ebay. It was too good of a bargain to pass up. Someone certainly screwed up at newegg. Never seen one of these this cheap.
March 20, 2008 4:23:47 PM

It WONT fit... DDR3 sticks are "notched" differently to avoid accidental use in ddr2... (says so in my P5KC manual)... It can accept both ddr2 and ddr3 and it DEFINITELY is notched differently... WONT fit... I promise you buddy.. Sell it off..
March 20, 2008 4:30:21 PM

I wil fit physically and depending of MB it might or might not work. Many DDR3 MB'os are backward compatible with DDR2. Just try and You will see.
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March 20, 2008 6:02:41 PM

ainarssems said:
I wil fit physically and depending of MB it might or might not work. Many DDR3 MB'os are backward compatible with DDR2. Just try and You will see.


Absolutely incorrect - DDR2 and DDR3 are keyed differently and will NOT fit into the same slots. Boards listing both have a pair of slots for DDR2 and another pair for DDR3.
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March 20, 2008 6:41:27 PM

cmashwin said:
It WONT fit... DDR3 sticks are "notched" differently to avoid accidental use in ddr2... (says so in my P5KC manual)... It can accept both ddr2 and ddr3 and it DEFINITELY is notched differently... WONT fit... I promise you buddy.. Sell it off..

^Agreed.

ainarssems doesn't know what he is talking about.
March 20, 2008 7:28:34 PM

absolutely correct..

looking at a ddr2/3 combo board as I type (msi p35 Neo combo if interested), and it has one pair of slots with notch near center (ddr2), and one pair of slots with notch about 1/4 way from one end (ddr3).

as I originally said, if you can get it to fit, your stronger than I
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