Solved Not sure... Tags: Homebuilt DDR2 Motherboards Systems Last response: March 7, 2010 2:20 AM in Systems Share corbinw March 6, 2010 3:55:10 PM I'm looking to upgrade my computer's CPU from my amd athlon 64 x2 6400+ 3.2ghz dual core to the Phenom II Quad 3.2ghz. But my socket for my board currently is a AM2. So obviously I was looking for a new motherboard for the Phenom. Anyway, I keep going back and forth with the option of either having DDR3 or DDR2 (that's what I have now, so I would just stick my current RAM into the new motherboard if it were to be a DDR2 board). My question is... When I buy a new motherboard... Should I upgrade to DDR3? which would be $100 more Or should I stick with my DDR2? Thanks ahead of time More about : question Best solution batuchka a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard March 6, 2010 4:13:56 PM If you already have DDR2 on hand look to hit a AM2+ and if gaming channel funds from not going DDR3 to a better GPU or if not gaming other hardware ^^ corbinw March 6, 2010 4:40:38 PM Well I was able to find on Newegg some boards that will take DDR2 and also support an AM3 socket. That's why I asked DDR2 or DDR3. But your saying I should hold on to the DDR2 right? Related resources Need a Diagnosis, not quite sure what is causing my card to crash - Forum I'm sure this has been posted before. - Forum Making sure . - Forum I think I have a bad PSU but I'm not sure - Forum First Computer Build - Just not sure - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer batuchka a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard March 6, 2010 4:57:24 PM If you were starting afresh then ya a DDR3/AM3 board would be 1st choice but seeing u have DDR2 RAMs on hand and with no performance hit an AM2+/DDR2 board would be able to support AM3 socket chips corbinw March 6, 2010 6:24:22 PM Well thank you very much batuchka, I will keep my 4 gig of DDR2 RAM and go with a AM3/AM2+ board. corbinw March 6, 2010 6:24:40 PM Best answer selected by corbinw. batuchka a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard March 7, 2010 2:20:19 AM You are welcomed ^^ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumConsidering an SSD upgrade, not sure about details ForumJust to be sure ForumNot sure whats up?? ForumLooking to upgrade GPU and I'm not sure if my motherboard will support it. ForumWant to make sure everything works ForumNot sure about OC ForumNot sure about the components of this new system. Advice pls ForumNew build, not sure ForumNot sure what I am doing wrong. ForumBout to buy, checkin one last time to make sure good?? ForumPSU failed paperclip test; does this mean for sure it died? ForumNot sure about MSI Nvidia GTX460 OC2 1GB DDR5 ForumMaking gaming pc, not sure which graphics card to get ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 Forum[Need Advice] Want To Build My Own Gaming PC, Just Not Sure! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !