Phenom 2 and ddr3 ram

I know that the i7 needs ddr3 ram to run... is it the same with the phenom 2?
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    the AM3 phenom II's have both a DDR2 and DDR3 memory controller, its why they are backwards compatible with AM2+ motherboards (bios update)

    so it depends on the board, if the board takes DDR2, use DDR2, if not then DDR3
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