Originally Posted by crtecha
Forgive my ignorance but is there a way to make ddr3 backwards compatible so that they could release boards that support a full upgrade from am2-am3 and ddr2-ddr3?
There already are motherboards with combo sockets that have DDR3 and DDR2 slots on the same board. With an AM3 CPU, you can use the DDR3 and DDR2 slots (one type at a time), and with AM2+/AM2 CPUs, the DDR2 slots. Here's an example: http://img.techpowerup.org/090527/bta1280.jpg
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