Are DDR2 RAM chips compatible with DDR3 slots?

There is this motherboard that I want that has DDR3 slots but I only have DDR2 RAM chips Can I put the DDR2 chips in the Motherboard?

lemonie7 years ago
No 'fraid not. The board doesn't support both by any chance?

bowmaster (author)  lemonie7 years ago
No, only DDR3. Oh well, ram isn't that expensive compared to the rest to the computer.
It's a sod isn't it? Try to update your machine and you find that it's obsolete...

Jayefuu7 years ago
Nope. If I remember correctly they have a different number/arrangement of pins to stop people using them in the wrong slots as they're incompatible.