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Mobo supporting DDR2&DDR3

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May 29, 2010 5:22:46 PM

Hello

are there any mobo's that will support DDR2 and DDR3? For AMD cpu
May 29, 2010 8:47:03 PM

I am looking to use AMD 955 cpu and I am trying to avoid new RAM
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May 29, 2010 8:51:13 PM

redwing3139 said:
I am looking to use AMD 955 cpu and I am trying to avoid new RAM


A number of high quality AM2+ boards can still be had, but if you mean both types on the same board, no, nothing comes to mind. And said AM2+ board will use all current AMD cpu's.
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May 29, 2010 9:15:53 PM

no no I am just looking to upgrade to ATX mobo (from micro) and dont wanna have to buy the newer (more expensive) Ram but down the road I will be able to afford so I was trying to "future-proof" my comp

Thanks for your help
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May 30, 2010 12:37:40 AM

redwing3139 said:
no no I am just looking to upgrade to ATX mobo (from micro) and dont wanna have to buy the newer (more expensive) Ram but down the road I will be able to afford so I was trying to "future-proof" my comp

Thanks for your help

Do you mean you want a new mobo and new RAMs but you want DDR2 because DDR3 are more expensive now?
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May 30, 2010 12:16:02 PM

I am looking to get a new mobo but I wanna be able to contiue to use the DDR2 ram I currently have and not have to buy DDR3 right now, BUT i would like to find a mobo that supported both types of ram that way when I have the cash I can upgrade the ram.
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May 30, 2010 1:39:05 PM

I see. The jetway motherboards posted by rockyjonh above are what you need. You can plug in the DDR2 RAMs you have now and then you have money, buy DDR3 Ram & plug them in too.

How much of the DDR2 RAM do you have now?
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May 30, 2010 2:40:14 PM

Hello

I have OCZ 4GB DDR2 1066
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May 30, 2010 2:45:07 PM

For the best system, I think you should wait and get a better board than the ones I listed above, even if it means waiting until you can afford DDR3 memory. Then you can get a good AM3 DDR3 mobo which will give you the best futureproofing and also be a good all around board.

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May 31, 2010 2:53:26 PM

redwing3139 said:
Hello

I have OCZ 4GB DDR2 1066

I agree with rockyjohn. What is your current motherboard, anyway? Maybe you can make the most of it while saving up for the new AM3 and DDR3 RAMs.
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May 31, 2010 3:03:11 PM

I have the Asus M3N78-VM pretty solid board had no problems with it
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May 31, 2010 3:19:17 PM

1066 memory is actual not too bad, even if DDR2, depending on the timings. What are the timings? Do you plan to OC? Is your memory 2 x 2GB?

Do you require a micro-ATX mobo? Note that for both of the micro-ATX boards in the list I provided of JetWay boards supporting both DDR2 and DDR3, the maximum DDR3 memory is 1066; in the ATX board it is only 1333 - so neither leaves much room for getting faster memory. And if the timings are slower than what you have, the DDR3 memory might be slower.
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June 1, 2010 12:25:33 AM

redwing3139 said:
I have the Asus M3N78-VM pretty solid board had no problems with it

It is solid. Better stick to it for now and save up for an AM3 motherboard + DDR3 RAM.
We don't know what is the complications in a hybrid RAM system and you may be in for trouble if you go that route.
And honestly, I do not see how you will need more than 4GB of RAM but I you feel you need more now, why don't you spend the money on additional 4 GB of RAM and you will have 8GB of RAM in a solid board instead of spending it on a hybrid RAM motherboard.

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