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    ASRock AM2 upgrade board

    Does anyone out there know if the ASRock AM2 upgrade board (for use on the AR-939DUAL-SATA2 for example) requires you to use the DDRII memory slots on it?

    Essentially, can you use a new AM2 processor (via the AM2 upgrade board) with normal DDR memory in the original m/b DIMMs?

    I have looked on the manufacutres website but cannot find the answer.

    Also, does anyone know where you can get hold of the AM2 upgrade board?

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    I would assume it does require DDR2, though I've no idea for sure... since the memory controller is on the processor.

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    Thanks Salazaar,

    For anyone else that is interested, below is the reply from ASRock tech support:

    "Sorry no. You need to install DDR2 memory modules. Cause the memory controller is inside CPOU and supports only DDR2 modules.

    Best regards,

    ASRock Support"

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    Thats what i would have thought, im guessing the add on board comes with ddr2 slots as afaik they are a different shape?
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    Hope it's still cheap compared to buying a brand new AM2 mobo with more features...huhu

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