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Would DDR3 be compatible with the current 680i motherboards?
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No, the notch on the RAM's pins is in a differen't place with DDR3.
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Are there any boards out that support it?
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looking at the specs on my board, nope.

edit, i was answering your first question
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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
Are there any boards out that support it?
Yes, some of the current P35 chipset boards have it. Once X38 gets released though DDR3 will become standard.
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Yes, some of the current P35 chipset boards have it. Once X38 gets released though DDR3 will become standard.
nice that means on my next build ill have to get ddr3 i only just got used to ddr2.
    
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You dont need it. I dont think it can do anything different other than run higher mhz and the current DDR2 chips are high enough for most if not all....
    
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post #8 of 12
Yes, DDR2 and DDR3 with the same PC rating will run at the exact same speed, however the DDR3 just has the ability to run much higher.


Edit: And I don't think DDR3 is available at less than 1066MHz. Which I doubt your current system would even make use of it.
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post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by mycomputersucks View Post
Yes, some of the current P35 chipset boards have it. Once X38 gets released though DDR3 will become standard.
Ahh, last time I checked, X38 was the last DDR2 chipset to be released. I can't remember where I read that though.

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Yes, DDR2 and DDR3 with the same PC2 grade will run at the exact same speed.
Well yeaaaah... roughly. If you take timings into consideration, then no.

And it's PC grade, not PC2
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post #10 of 12
Only DDR3 has some MASSIVE loose timings. 7-7-7-21 and 9-9-9-24.

Stick with DDR2 for now. DDR3 won't be worth the upgrade right now.
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