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Upgrading to AM3 but sticking with ddr2 for future upgrade

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November 24, 2009 4:21:44 PM


i plan on upgrading my system to an AM3 processor ideally thinking "AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 965 Black Edition 3.40GHz"

and also upgrading my graphics to "ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card"

i was hoping to not have to upgrade to ddr3 ram YET and stick with the 6gb of ddr2 i already have

are there any boards which will support AM3 with ddr2 AND ddr3 for future upgrading

i found this article

which does have a motherboard which would have done everything i wanted it to but doesnt seem to be available anymore and couldnt find any newer versions

ALSO that board only supports 4gb of ddr2 and 4 gb of ddr3. i dont know if these can both be used at the same time and work with one another

so any ideas or suggestions will be much appreciated

Thanks and sorry if im talking nonsense
a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2009 12:26:05 AM

Unfortunatly board has SB700 chipset and maximun 125w TDP, the new version of the 965 is listed as 125w but tests have shown it to be closer to original 140w chip.
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November 25, 2009 9:46:22 AM

JW-790GXT-FUSION its your best bet ... I hope ...... But why dont you exchange your DDr2 rams to DDr3 because There are lot off good pure drr3 board out there..or buy a pure ddr2 board because there are not much difference in performance betwen ddr2 and 3 and you can use your 6 gb ddr2. Fusion board like this is not that good because you can only use two socket of ram.
November 25, 2009 2:37:53 PM

think i might just go for an am2+ motherboard keep my ram and buy new graphics and processor

with the am2+ slot is there anyreason for this to be worse than an am3 if im only using ddr2? and is it worth me getting a slightly slower processor if the motherboard wont make the most of the processor?

thanks for help all

hope i get some more