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 159 } 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. 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? 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWill a AM3 CPU in a AM2+ socket and DDR2 Memory slow my computer down? ForumMemory for AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Thuban 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core ForumCan I place a Socket AM2+ CPU into a Socket AM3 + Motherboard? ForumGigabyte 970A-DS3 AMD 970A ( Socket AM3 +) ???? ForumAM3 + (note the plus) processor on AM2+ socket ? ForumLooking to Upgrade AM3 Socket CPU! Please Help! ForumAM2+ , AM3 dual socket motherboard ? ForumDifference between am2 am2+ and am3 socket ForumGigabyte GA-970A-UD3 Socket AM3 + 970 ATX AMD Motherboard Help Please!! ForumASUS M4A89GTD PRO AMD 890GX Socket AM3 Motherboard - MemOk issue ForumASUS Crosshair IV Formula - AMD 890FX - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0 - DDR3 ForumWhich is better memory Forum[Solved] What Memory is Better? ForumMemory ForumMemory timing on XFX 750i SLI Forum[Solved] ddr2 pc2 vs. ddr2 pc memory Forum[Memory] - Ram discontinued, whats to do? ForumMax memory support? ForumP6T Deluxe memory problems ForumBest Memory configuration for GA-P55-UD6 (2 v. 4 DIMMs) More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !