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Is a DDR3 MB compatible with DDR2 RAM?

Is a DDR3 MB compatible with DDR2 RAM?

If a motherboard's specifications say it supports DDR3 SDRAM sticks, would I be correct to assume it is also compatible with DDR2 RAM? Am I wrong, or does it depend on the motherboard?

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"No. DDR3 and DDR2 are designed differently. Both have different key placing so they won't even physically fit, not to mention differences in electrical voltage:

There are motherboards which will provide entirely separate slots for DDR2, but you cannot use DDR3 in DDR2 slots, or both types together."