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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...9-2162%20PROMO

Sorry I don't know how to make links

My last mobo caught on fire recently (a sad and long story, it really was a good board), and I need to get a replacement so I am going to buy this one. The deal seems legit, and the free GRAW2 and DDR3 memory is a nice touch for the price. I have a few questions however. Does anyone know if DDR2 is supported by this board (it says DDR3 in the description, but then it also says DDR2 in the chipset explanation)? It won't be a total loss for my 4 gigs of DDR2 because i have another mobo for them in case, but I'm just wondering. Also, what are your thoughts on this deal? All helpful answers/comments are greatly appreciated.
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That board retials for that price on Newegg. That's a great deal.

It uses DDR3 RAM btw.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Intel%2bDX38BT
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DDR2 is not supported by this motherboard. The chipset supports both DDR2 and DDR3, but it is the choice of the manufacturer whether to implement one or the other.
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
That board retials for that price on Newegg. That's a great deal.

It uses DDR3 RAM btw.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Intel%2bDX38BT
I forgot to check newegg lol. Thanks for the link/comment - so no DDR2 backwards compatibility?
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DDR2 is not supported by this motherboard. The chipset supports both DDR2 and DDR3, but it is the choice of the manufacturer whether to implement one or the other.
Alright I think I understand. Thank you very much for the info, guess I might have to sell my DDR2 RAM.
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DDR2 and DDR3 are not compatible.
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Seems like a valid and legit deal, not sure on the OC capacity, but I think it will get you back upto the 2.7Ghz you have your Q6600 now. If there was not this deal, I would suggest something else especially since you don't have ati to take advantage of the x16 x16 crossfire. But I think with the savings, you will be set.
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Seems like a valid and legit deal, not sure on the OC capacity, but I think it will get you back upto the 2.7Ghz you have your Q6600 now. If there was not this deal, I would suggest something else especially since you don't have ati to take advantage of the x16 x16 crossfire. But I think with the savings, you will be set.
I probably should have mentioned that I plan on upgrading to two 4870's this summer and crossfiring them on this board. Thank you for pointing that out/commenting.
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