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DDR2 vs DDR3

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This may be a stupid question but can you use DDR3 ram in a DDR2 mother board?
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No.
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No, you cant use a DDR3 RAM in a DDR2 mobo
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Of course not. a DDR2 board is too old to use DDR3 it's like asking if you can use an i7 on a Core 2 Duo motherboard. You can, however, use DDR2 in some DDR3 boards ^^
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