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Ok so I'm looking to buy this am3 motherboard which has ddr2 AND ddr3 slots, i want ddr2 because I want to use my current kit which was one of the most expencive kits just before ddr3 came along. If I buy some ddr3 can they run in the same machine? I have no experience with this you see. It also has to perform well with a radeon 6950
edit: can someone help me find a motherboard that will support core unlock and ddr2 for about 60 dollar
Edited by JY - 12/21/10 at 6:47pm
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post #2 of 62
No such motherboard exists. As far as I know.
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No such motherboard exists. As far as I know.
It does. Just realised I closed the window with the motherboard on it lol that's gonna take me ages to find again
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post #4 of 62
I would like to see such motherboard as well.

Go back in your history to find the closed tab.
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post #5 of 62
I'm not sure about the precise board you're referring to, but if what you say is correct, you'd be able to use DDR2 or DDR3 (ie you'd be able to swap between them, but not at the same time).

Why don't you just get some DDR3 straight off the bat? The new Corsair Vengeance stuff is extremely cheap at the moment, £50 for 4GB 1600MHz or £110 for 8GB, and for what it's worth the motherboard is probably (I don't know, I'm just referring to my experience with other quirky motherboards) poor at most tasks in comparison to dedicated DDR3 motherboards.

Whilst your DDR2 might have been one of the most expensive kits at the time, it's pretty outdated now and it would be better to either stick with your current kit and a good AM2+ motherboard or upgrade to DDR3 and use an AM3 motherboard.
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post #6 of 62
No you cant use both you can use ddr 2 or ddr3 not both it will say in the manual you can use 1 or the other not both same time. ddr2 and3 uses differt voltages so that would be a problem with both types installed.
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post #7 of 62
No, the boards that have both is one or the other. You can't use DDR2 and DDR3 at the same time.

Also, don't bump your threads untill 24 hrs have passed.
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post #8 of 62
There are some hybrid boards in existence but all of them only function with DDr2 or DDR3. You cannot have both active at the same time.

There were many DDR and DDR2 hybrid boards as well.
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post #9 of 62
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Originally Posted by jy360 View Post
Ok so I'm looking to buy this am3 motherboard which has ddr2 AND ddr3 slots, i want ddr2 because I want to use my current kit which was one of the most expencive kits just before ddr3 came along. If I buy some ddr3 can they run in the same machine? I have no experience with this you see.
no you can only use 1 or the other
I think i had a mobo like that once
ddr and ddr2 on the same board back in 06 or something
post #10 of 62
no you can use either or but not both at the same time...if you already have some ddr2 lying around just use that, if not just buy a cheap ddr3 kit off newegg the're fairly cheap now a days
    
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