DDR2 compatable with DDR3? Tags: Memory DDR2 DDR3 RAM Motherboards Last response: March 6, 2011 5:09 AM in Memory Share Purina March 6, 2011 4:34:20 AM Got a pal that has this motherboard (240pin ddr2 - 1066 ram): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I just got some new ram and am thinking of giving him my old ram, here it is (240pin ddr3 - 1333 ram): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... He currently has this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can he use the ram I am wanting to give him and if so will he see much of a performance increase? Thanks for your help in advance. More about : ddr2 compatable ddr3 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jsc Memory Master Motherboard Master March 6, 2011 4:57:13 AM No. DDR2 and DDR3 are physically and electronically incompatible. | Report abuse Leaps-from-Shadows Memory Master Motherboard Master March 6, 2011 5:01:37 AM Confirming that the "key" slots are in different positions on DDR2 and DDR3 so they cannot be interchanged. | Report abuse Purina March 6, 2011 5:09:54 AM well heck ,that blows. Thanks for the speedy reply. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>DDR2 compatable with DDR3?> Related ressources: ForumDOWNLOAD WDDM Compatable DRIVERS FOR Sapphire AGP HD 4560 1GB DDR2 Graphic Card ForumIntel mother board ddr3 compatability with ddr2 ForumWill DDR2 be compatible with DDR3 ForumDDR3 vs DDR2 compatibility problems ForumAre ddr2 and ddr3 memory boards compatible? ForumDDR2 and DDR3 compatibility problems ForumWill a DDR3 Graphics Card work on my DDR2 Motherboard? Help? ForumGraphics card choice DDR2 OR DDR3 ?? ForumRadeon HD 4650 DDR2 compatible with DDR3 Motherboard? ForumDDR3 compatible with motherboard DDR2 ? ForumLooking to upgrade from DDR2 to DDR3 - $400-600 price range ForumDdr3 graphics card with ddr2 motherboard ForumDDR2 memory in DDR3 MOBO ?? Forum[Graphics Cards] DDR3 graphic cards on DDR2 Motherboard? ForumDDR2 vs DDR3 w/ Athlon II QUAD 640 transcoding bottleneck??? ForumBest Motherboard for i7-3770 and GeForce 600 Ti? Forum[Solved] Running 1600 RAM with i5-2500K Forum[Solved] Problem with my asus p4g533-la Forum3x2 GB DDR2 vs 2x2GB DDR2 both of them works on dual channel. ForumI have an MSI890fxa-gd70 with an AMD II x4 955 3.20Ghz More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !