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** Can you run DDR2 in a DDR3 capable board? **

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Last response: 28 December 2007 15:02 in Motherboards
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kahunatom
28 December 2007 05:41:12

I have seen a few P35 boards which can run P35, at the moment I dont want
to buy DDR3 as its still expensive but if I but a P5K3 Asus board which can
run DDR3 is it able to run DDR2 (I thought the sticks are keyed differently
so DDR2's wont fit in DDR3 sockets?)

Reason I posted this is that I saw a Gigabyte board which is capable of
running both, from what I understand P35 supports DDR3 but depends on the
mobo maker what they select?

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runswindows95
a b V Motherboard
28 December 2007 05:54:04

If the mobo has DDR2, then yes, it can run DDR2. If it only has DDR3 slots,
it can only run DDR3.

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Shadow703793
a b V Motherboard
28 December 2007 06:51:19

^Agreed. Also if it has both some motherboards will let you run only one
type


Source: www.tomshardware.com/forum/246938-30-ddr2-ddr3-capable-board

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