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Old 03-28-2011, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy First time build, n00b question.

I just ordered a new mobo, PSU, CPU and case and I completely forgot to leave myself some extra cash to order the RAM as well (I feel like an idiot). My current system already has 7GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM but the memory standard on the motherboard I ordered is DDR3 2000(O.C.)//1600/1333/1066. They are both 240 pin but I'm just wondering if it will actually be compatible...

I am still planning on definitely upgrading to 16GB DDR3 but I can't for a little while, maybe a month, so I definitely need SOMETHING to hold until then. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

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DDR2 and DDR3 are not interchangeable.
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