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 ^^ Share 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? m 0 l Related resources Making sure I have the right Power Supply - Forum I'm not sure which motherboard to buy.... - Forum Not Sure If I Can Install 8GB or 16GB RAM [Buying new RAM] - Forum I am building a $500 pc and im not sure if this is good. - Forum Want to make sure PSU will power GPUs in 4U chassis - 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l corbinw March 6, 2010 6:24:40 PM Best answer selected by corbinw. m 0 l batuchka a b B Homebuilt system a b V Motherboard March 7, 2010 2:20:19 AM You are welcomed ^^ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI want to switch to Intel, but I'm not sure if I can or should Forum SolvedNot sure if i should buy these parts, because of any problems or improvements under the $1400 budget(For Gaming) Forum SolvedAdvice/Opinions Needed:: ITX build. Not sure about some parts. Forum SolvedNot sure if i should buy these parts, because of any problems that could happen and any improvements under the $1500 budget Forum SolvedI'm not sure if a EVGA GTX780 will fit my motherboard? Forum SolvedI want to buy Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7770 1 GB GDDR5 graphics card. But I'm not sure this graphics card will support my system or Forum SolvedI'm not sure how to remove an old Thermaltake CPU cooler Forum SolvedNot sure on AMD fx 8320 stock fan. Forum SolvedNot sure if 500W PSU is enough for this build Forum SolvedWant to get a new graphics card, not sure which one to get Forum SolvedNot sure which gpu to get Forum SolvedWant to ugrade my Video card not sure what is compatible Forum SolvedNot sure of the problem Forum Solvednot sure what GPU to pick Forum SolvedNot sure what I did wrong. Need help so I don't make more mistakes. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !