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I7 mobo with DDR2?

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July 6, 2009 10:07:43 PM

I'd like to use an i7 CPU in my upcoming build, but I'm struggling for a motherboard. Originally, I was going to go with the Nvidia 790i, but it's not i7 compatible. Another problem I have found is that i7 motherboards are DDR3 compatible only. I don't really want to use DDR3 (cost more, not much benefit). Is there a good motherboard that supports both i7 and DDR2?. (I'm afraid there isn't, but i have to ask :(  )

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a c 435 V Motherboard
July 6, 2009 10:56:46 PM

The Intel chipset only works with ddr3. For cheap ddr3, amazon.com has some ocz gold 1333 3x2gb kit for $67.09 shipped, last time I checked.
July 7, 2009 12:12:48 AM

I think you may need to do a little more research before you start buying parts for your new build.
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a b V Motherboard
July 7, 2009 4:31:11 PM

The X58 chipset needed for i7 is only DDR3. On the positive side, DDR3 prices have fallen considerably, and (as tested by Tom's here) there is little additional benefit to using performance RAM. So you could/should use the normal modules.
July 8, 2009 2:33:36 AM

one-shot said:
I think you may need to do a little more research before you start buying parts for your new build.

Yeah...this is my first build, and I'm trying to learn enough to build a good one. I'm kinda new
July 8, 2009 3:39:32 AM

i guess that's why i'm using patriot viper series 3x2GB ddr3 1600
July 8, 2009 10:27:21 PM

People talk about chipsets... remember now that in i7 the memory controller is not in the chipset but in the cpu...
a b V Motherboard
July 9, 2009 12:48:39 AM

Right now the i7 country isn't really diverse, you got one chipset (X58) and one type of RAM (DDR3).
July 11, 2009 1:44:49 PM

Zenthar said:
Right now the i7 country isn't really diverse, you got one chipset (X58) and one type of RAM (DDR3).


Well if you consider that on the X58 chipset, Nvidia's SLI option is included on it, plus Crossfire too, so the others didn't have to make one. I consider that pretty good in my book.
July 12, 2009 3:18:43 AM

Thanks for the help. I think i'm going to go with i7 chip (probably 950), Asus P6T deluxe mobo, and DDR3 (idk what kind, but about 6GB0)
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July 12, 2009 2:33:54 PM

kg4icg said:
Well if you consider that on the X58 chipset, Nvidia's SLI option is included on it, plus Crossfire too, so the others didn't have to make one. I consider that pretty good in my book.
Never said it wasn't a good thing, but I find it a bit "boring" :p .
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