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AM3 crossfirex boards with DDR2 slots

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January 14, 2010 7:35:14 PM

1). whats the difefrence between a Phenom II on an AM2+ socket and a Phenom II on an AM3 socket?
2.) any good AM2+/AM3 crossfirex boards with 16x and 8x lanes that have DDR2 slots??
a c 435 V Motherboard
January 14, 2010 10:29:11 PM

Am2+ is ddr2; Am3 is ddr3. I would go with the asus M3N-HT deluxe new (only $109.99 after $30 rebate at newegg.com). It has 3 pci-e slots for sli, but using two will get you 16x speed. The open box version is the same price without rebate, but you get no accessories.
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January 15, 2010 12:52:03 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- The Phenom II AM2+ is socket AM2+, so, the mobo must be AM2+ and the AM2+ mobo only support DDR2.

2- Someday, I found a mobo AM3 with DDR3 and DDR2 slots, but wasn't from a good manufacturer.
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