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I have a board that will run my AM3 965 just fine. How ever, the memory kind of sucks since it's DDR2. I'm getting 8GB's of OCZ gold series DDR3 tonight for $40 and was wondering if it would work on my board with my 965 since the 965 has a DDR3 memory controller. The board is an AM2/+ board that's AM3 capable, just wasn't sure if that meant it would run DDR3 as well.
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Nope. AM2/+ boards are DDR2 only. AM3/+ are DDR3.
 
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No. If this is your board, it's ddr2 only.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130136
sorry.
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The board says AM3 capable as AM3 CPU's come with a memory controller that supports DDR2 and DDR3.

On the motherboard, the slot for each memory type is very different. You cannot fit DDR3 into a DDR2 slot.
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FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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Screw it, I'm buying it anyway. Chiefpuff has a motherboard, will give me a reason to buy that too.
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FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
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Screw it, I'm buying it anyway. Chiefpuff has a motherboard, will give me a reason to buy that too.

That's just violent biggrin.gif
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