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# 37383 12-Jul-2009 21:12
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I'm building a computer, and am looking at the Intel dx48bt2 mothboard. My questions are:

1: It says it supports DDR3 Ram- does that mean it ONLY supports DDR3 or is DDR2 still able to work as well?
2: How do I know what type of hard drive is compatible? I'm looking at a Seagate Barricuda 500gb SATA HD, but want to make sure its compatible before I spend any many.

Thanks in advance ;]

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  # 234442 12-Jul-2009 21:20
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1: No, it only supports DDR3 memory.

2: Any PATA or SATA hard drive will work ok. The Seagate will be fine.

BTW, the DX48BT2 is now being discontinued. It is a good board though.

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  # 234445 12-Jul-2009 21:25
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DDR2 and DDR3 slots are different. You'd soon find out if you bought the right RAM or not! ;)


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  # 234455 12-Jul-2009 21:48
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Good information here and product specification pdf's can be downloaded (or read) from the intel website here.

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  # 234474 12-Jul-2009 22:17
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Ok thanks everyone for the replies. I might have to change my prospective motherboard then, can anyone reccommend a good one? =P

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