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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-204-_-Product

It's an asrock that claims support for ddr2 AND ddr3. How is that possible? Sorry if I'm being a noob.
    
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all am2+ boards can support both, though not many do
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it is a matter of just having the two different slots, the only reason most boards only support one or the other is because it limits the number of a certain slot you can have.

There were a lot of old 478 boards that supported SDram and DDR1 Ram.
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So both types of memory would fit into the board's bank? Doesn't ddr2 have different amounts of pins than ddr3?
    
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So both types of memory would fit into the board's bank? Doesn't ddr2 have different amounts of pins than ddr3?
It has 2 slots for ddr2 and 2 for ddr3.
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4 slots, two for each type of ram.

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Aww...THAT'S how it works.lol I thought the memory would fit into all slots
    
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It is based on AM2+ socket (which can fit AM3, AM2+ and AM2 processors)
If you use an AM2 or AM2+ CPU, you will only be able to utilise the DDR2 RAM. If you use AM3, you can utilise the DDR2 or DDR3 RAM.

The chipset however is not very good (supporting the minminal AM2 1000Mhz HT and no split power phase) along with other features of the board such as the VRMs, you won't want to run this with very high TDP processors, or overclock
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