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Old 01-28-2010, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend told me that you cannot have DDR3 RAM on certain older motherboards, and i think that's true.

Would this motherboard be able to handle DDR3 Ram? Or would I have to upgrade?
Newegg.com - ABIT IX38 Quad GT LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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Old 01-28-2010, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no it can not. that motherboard is for DDR2 only

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Old 01-28-2010, 04:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Would any new mobo be able to support DDR3 then?
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not all new boards are ddr3 but most are. Just check the specs of the board in question to find out what ram it runs.

Most skt 775 boards are ddr2 but here is a list of some that run ddr3:
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ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

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Old 01-28-2010, 06:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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always read the specs on the boards. just because a store has a motherboard on the shelf doesnt mean its one of the latest motherboards from the mfg.
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I am always suggest Gigabyte Motherboard.
Both DDR3 and DDR2 RAM support, model no. GA-X48T-DQ6
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I am always suggest Gigabyte Motherboard.
Both DDR3 and DDR2 RAM support, model no. GA-X48T-DQ6
GA-X48T-DQ6 - GIGABYTE - Product - Motherboard - Specification

that only supports ddr3, not both ddr3 and ddr2.

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