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Windows 7: PC-AM3RS790G - PURE CrossFireX 790GX AM3 + AM2??

30 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
AM3+AM2 Motherboard? PC-AM3RS790G - PURE CrossFireX 790GX

Hi, im waiting for a decent motherboard that supports DDR2/DDR3 to be released, so I can use my current Phenom II 940/DDR2 1066 setup on it until I upgrade to an Phenom II AM3/DDR3 Memory to use on same board. As it makes sense to me for future proofing, the only boards I have seen that do this so far are the..

Jetway MA3-79GDG
MSI 790GX-8D

I don't fancy either of those and really want the PC-AM3RS790G - PURE CrossFireX 790GX

I have heard rumours that this board can support ddr2 and ddr3, can anybody here confirm whether this board will run both DDR2 with AM2+ Cpu and DDR3 with AM3 cpu?


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31 Mar 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Boomstick,

Sorry, but a motherboard will only support either DDR2 or DDR3, not both.

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31 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise

ok mate thanks for the reply, really want that motherboard but don't want to buy an AM3 Cpu just yet. Was hoping it would have an am2 memory controller on board as well cos I read somewhere it supports AM2+.

I hate getting the bug to upgrade grrrr
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01 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

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01 Apr 2009   #5

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Hi, mine supports both, but it will only let you use one type,in my case DDR3,its an Asus P5E3 Deluxe WiFi AP.
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01 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise

I decided to keep my current setup and upgrade the motherboard later probably when the 8 series is out and i'll go straight to AM3 with DDR3 on a decent 8 series. Im going to buy the phenom II 955 becausce it will work on my current setup plus in AM3 later on. Glad amd is back in the game yep im an amd fanboy lol
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