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Question:

You are assisting a friend in the construction of a new gaming computer. He selects to buy a new motherboard but retains his current DDR2 memory from his previous PC to save money. After having some trouble getting the memory to fit into the motherboard, you consult the documentation provided by the motherboard manufacturer and discover that they suggest their own DDR3 memory. Of the following actions, which one should you follow?

A Purchase DDR3 memory from any manufacturer
Explaination

DDR2 and DDR3 memory are incompatible and would not fit in the same slots on the same motherboard. Since the manual specifies DDR3 you would need to buy new DDR3 memory in this case. However, since the memory is an open standard you don't have to buy it from the same company as the chipset.