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Old 12-10-2008, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to upgrade my motherboard and was wondering if the memory standard says DDR3 can I still use DDR2?
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No they are physically different therefore not backwards compatible. There are a couple of boards which have both DDR3 and DDR2 slots but you lose performance and pay a premium for them so its better to just flat out decide. You will get a good performance boost by getting a p45 board or 700 series (so you can sli your current cards) with an intel cpu it will kill your current pc.
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I know that DDR3 is expensive is it worth the upgrade over DDR2?
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IMO no its not, but the swap to intel from your pc is and also if your using vista and extra 2gb is needed.
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