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DDR2 On DDR3 MOBO?

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  • DDR2
  • DDR3
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July 12, 2010 9:05:54 PM

Hello,
DDR2 On DDR3 MOBO?

Is this possible? or do I have to up grade my RAM to DDR3?

I'm re building my system for my DAW.

Thanks, Scott

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July 13, 2010 12:20:24 AM

Although both have a 240 pin architecture, DDR2 RAM modules do not work with DDR3 RAM slots and vice versa..
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July 13, 2010 2:16:11 AM

DDR2 simply doesn't fit into DDR3 slots. They are the same size but have the split in different places making it impossible to use DDR2 modules.
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July 23, 2010 12:28:56 AM

Hi Guys, thanks for the answer(s) I thought as much, just wanted to make sure :) 
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July 23, 2010 1:43:45 AM

You have an option C.... You can look for a motherboard that supports both DDR2 and DRR3 memory (two sets of memory slots), if you really want to use your older DDR2 memory.

However, I agree with the other posters to just make the jump to a DDR3 motherboard and RAM in this stage of the game.
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