Articles & News
Graphics & Displays
Tom's IT Pro
Login | Sign Up
The authority on tech
Can i run ddr2 on ddr3 motherboard?
Jun 8, 2012, 11:05 AM
I have an MSI 740GTM-P21 MB w/DDR2 and want to know what utility I can use to keep my DDR2 on a new motherboard w/DDR3
Jun 8, 2012
ddr2 ddr3 motherboard
Jun 8, 2012, 11:31 AM
You can't. Same pin count, but totally different "keying" on the modules. Can't be done.
Jun 8, 2012, 11:43 AM
No as said, and the good news is a 2x4GB kit is ~$45-$50 or a 2x2GB kit is ~$25-$30. note: you will need a 64-bit OS to access >4GB.
Can't find your answer ? Ask !
Get the answer
Ask a new question
Ddr2 vs ddr3
Motherboard that supports DDR2 and DDR3
Motherboard confusion (X38, X48, SLI, DDR2/DDR3
How does the "Super Charger" utility work on an MSi Z68MA-G45
Motherboard ID utility
DDR2, or DDR3 and new motherboard?
Good utility software?
DDR2 or DDR3
Can you use DDR2 on a DDR3 motherboard
DDR3 compatible with motherboard DDR2?
Can 1gb ddr2 & 1gb ddr3 ramput in a dual channel in gigibyte motherboard
Will ddr2 work in ddr3 motherboard?
"Q-Flash Utility v2.13"
Help with T-Utility for Biostar Tforce 550
Is ddr3 compatible with ddr2 motherboards
Should i use Motherboard CPU OC utility with stock cooling
PC alert VS asrock Extreme utility?
Can pci-e slots be used as utility/modular slots?
Windows utility to alter FSB of Core (2) Duo Motherboards?
Subscribe to our newsletter
icon arrow stem circle
About Tom's Hardware
Licensing and Reprints
Other Shopsavvy sites
© 2018 Purch All Rights Reserved.