Intel C2D E8400 DDR ?

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i have a Intel C2D E8400 and i want to add moar ram, i have a DDR2 board, and i want to replace board and ram, so i can have more slots. is the processor compatible with DDR3? (ddr4 is impossible, but maybe ddr3)
 

Barty1884

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There are boards that'll run an E8400 with DDR3 - DDR3 came out near the end of the E8400's lifespan, so there's some crossover.

That being said though, the investment in a new motherboard + DDR3 seems a waste if you're pairing with an E8400.


Considering a modern platform with DDR4 should be <$200, it's tough to justify investing a whole lot in such a dated platform.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - A320M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $207.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-10 11:47 EST-0500
 
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forgot to say, i am moving from a gt 710 to gtx 1030,
 

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