Can a board rated for DDR2 take DDR3 memory? Tags: Motherboards DDR3 RAM Product Last response: September 4, 2010 3:12 PM in Motherboards Share cptspalding September 3, 2010 10:15:58 PM I jsut want to see if I should buy a New Mobo or can I get ram to match the faster processor this is my mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I want to upgrade my dual core to a quad adn id like to get rid of my SLOOOW 533 ram and get DDR3 1600/+... Is that going to be possible or...? More about : board rated ddr2 ddr3 memory tecmo34 a c 234 V Motherboard September 3, 2010 10:21:23 PM Your motherboard won't support DDR3. You will have to run / upgrade to DDR2 800 or DDR2 1066 for your needs. Shadow703793 a b V Motherboard September 3, 2010 11:18:09 PM ^+1. Imo, if you are upgrading DDR2 RAM, you may as well buy a new motherboard (~$80-150 for a good one) and DDR3 RAM. Related resources Can I use DDR2 memory in a DDR3 Motherboard? - Forum X48 chipset mobos: DDR3 or DDR2 based, or either? - Forum Can i put a ddr3 memory in a ddr2 slot - Forum DDR3 VS DDR2 in performances - Forum Asrock n68c-s ucc haw can i change MEMORY FROM DDR2 TO DDR3 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cptspalding September 4, 2010 4:33:43 AM Im just trying to stay below $500 for a complete upgrade to a PhenomII x4 2.5gig+ and DDR3 Ram I think im taking on a bigger task then anticipated. Any Ideas on a Mix of CPU Mobo and Ram? I really dont care about the brand of board or ram just that it be 3gig+ ram and support 52000M/Ts and at lease one PCI-E x16; 2 > with crossfire Shadow703793 a b V Motherboard September 4, 2010 3:12:34 PM ^ Mind listing the rest of the specs with prices & links? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMemory for core 2 E6400 ( DDR2 800, DDR2 1066, DDR3 1067 or DDR2 667 Forum512MB of DDR3 vs. 1G of DDR2 ForumDDR3 or DDR2 ?! ForumWill a ddr3 memory card work in a ddr2 mother board ForumDDR2 OR DDR3 AHHH!! >=[ ForumDDR3 build or DDR2 build, you decide. ForumMotherboard and Memory for Q6600 - DDR2 or DDR3 ?? ForumInstalling DDR3 memory on Corei5 2500k ForumGA-MA785GM-US2H and ddr2 1066 memory ForumWhich memory should I upgrade to from my old DDR2 400MHz? ForumI have ddr2 mother board and i can buy agraphics card vof ddr3 Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumMother board repair ForumWhich memory set to get ForumMemory errors on Memtest. Now what? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !