Memory for socket AM3 Tags: Memory Socket Product Last response: October 27, 2009 8:30 PM in Memory Share xbonez October 27, 2009 2:27:43 PM I'm purchasing the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Socket AM3 processor with an Asus Crosshair III Formula motherboard for a gaming rig. Is this memory a good option? I'm assuming it will run in Dual channel. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What about this? Does the socket AM3 support tri-channel? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : memory socket am3 saint19 a c 163 } Memory October 27, 2009 3:23:18 PM The AMD socket don't support tri-channel. And the memory that you listed is designed for i5 and i7. m 0 l xbonez October 27, 2009 3:40:44 PM in that case, what would be a good RAM for the socket AM3, for a gaming PC? also, even though the first RAM I listed says 'Perfect match for Core i5 & Core i7', why would it not work with the socket AM3? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shortstuff_mt a b } Memory October 27, 2009 8:30:58 PM The RAM you listed would work for AM3, but it's overpriced. I would pick up two kits of this RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH - Retail $114.99 The G.Skill is faster since it's CAS 7 instead of CAS 8. It also runs at a slightly lower voltage. Corsair RAM is overpriced since you're paying extra for the name. I've used G.Skill RAM in many builds and have yet to be disappointed. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Memory for AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Forum SolvedGigabyte GA-970A-UD3P Socket AM3 AMD ATX Motherboard bios update Forum SolvedThermal Paste In AM3+ Socket Forum SolvedIs the MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard any good? Forum SolvedWanting to Upgrade, but I have a AM3 socket motherboard and am on a budget! Forum SolvedArctic Cooling Freezer 7 pro with socket AM3+? Forum SolvedAMD FX 9590 4.7 GHz 8-core Socket AM3+ vs 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor Forum SolvedMobo for AM3+ socket processor Forum SolvedAM3+ Socket and SLI compatable motherboard needed Forum SolvedCan a FM2 or FM2+ CPU fit in a AM3 or AM3+ socket of a motherboard? Forum SolvedCan a AM3 CPU fit in a AM3+ socket? Forum SolvedAM3+ socket and pci express 3.0? Forum SolvedAMD FX Quad-Core Processor Model FX-4130 3.8GHz Socket AM3+ Forum SolvedAir cooler for AM3+ socket? Forum SolvedSocket Longevity: 1150 vs AM3+ Forum SolvedCan I use Antec C40 CPU Cooler into AM3+ socket? Forum SolvedMotherboard (within 100 USD) with video ports. AM3+ socket. Forum SolvedWhat am3+ socket motherboard to buy for a budget gaming pc? Forum SolvedAM3 socket ? Forum SolvedCompatibility between AMD FX6350 or 6300 Black Edition and ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Socket AM3+ ATX AMD Mobo Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !