View Full Version : DDR2 and DDR3 Combo Mobos

04-14-08, 06:47 AM
Have any of you had any experience with the RAM combo boards that have DDR2 and DDR3 slots built-in together? One that I saw on Newegg is as follows:


What is your opinion on this? :)

It seems like a great little idea.

04-14-08, 06:54 AM
No experience with the P5KC, but I did find this review amusing -


Reviewed By: Michigancajun on 4/9/2008
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Tech Level: high - Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
This user purchased this item from Newegg.com

Pros: Read the literature - sounds great
Cons: DOES NOT WORK CONSISTENTLY. Would not send e-mail - blocks port 25 with NO firewalls. Messed up the router somehow. Sometimes boots, sometimes does not. IDE drives tied into RAID configuration. No tech help.
Other Thoughts: Looked like a good idea with lots of upsides. My guess is that they tried to put too many things on one board. If you want to use DDR3 memory, do you want to skimp on the motherboard???

Uh, whut?

04-14-08, 07:02 AM

I tried reading the comments but they were just so darn ridiculous that I decided to ask here instead, lol!

04-14-08, 09:14 AM
Anyone got any other info on whether these are worth it or not?

04-14-08, 06:22 PM
Well, I wish these boards would be 2xDDR2 and 4xDDR3 for starters. That way you'd have 2x2GB DDR2 for the time being and 4 slots when you might want to go to 8GB DDR3 down the line. Who knows, maybe 4GB modules will be affordable by the time DDR3 comes down to the current DDR2 price range.