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Can AM3 MB use DDR2?

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April 23, 2009 8:52:59 PM

I know that the AM3 CPU have both DDR2 and DDR3 memory controllers on the chip. I thought this would mean that I could buy an AM3 MB and AM3 CPU and use cheap DDR2 for now and upgrade to DDR3 2 years down the line. I am starting to get the impression though that AM3 MB can only use DDR3 memory. Can anyone give me a clear answer on whether or not AM3 Mother boards can support both DDR2 and DDR3?

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April 23, 2009 11:28:45 PM

The CPU can support both, but the motherboard manufacturer determines which. If they choose to support both (very few will), they will provide special slots for each type - and only one type at a time can be used.