What memory for amd phenom II x4 955

Having just bought the wrong memory for my new upgrade (it was G-Skill 4GB (2x2) for an intel)
Could anyone give me some advice.
I have an :-

Motherboard - MSI NF980-G65 Nforce 980a Socket AM3 DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out ATX

Processor - AMD CPU AM3 Phenom II X4 955 quad core 3.2GHz x4 Black Edition

I have about £100 for 4GB of DDR3 2x2 possibly 1600MHz would be nice but i'm open to advice.

This machine will mainly play games so that will be the goal.

Thank you

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  1. List your memory specs. Memory is memory; it's not specific to the cpu, but the motherboard. The gskill may work fine.
  2. this is the ram i have bought.

    G-Skill 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz/PC3-12800 Ripjaw Memory Kit CL7(7-8-7-24) 1.65V

    if you mean the spec from the mobo it's

    Socket AM3
    CPU (Max Support) Phenom II
    AM3 CPU Ready Y
    FSB / Hyper Transport Bus up to 2.6GHz
    Chipset NVIDIA® nForce 980a SLI
    DDR2 Memory N/A
    DDR3 Memory DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133*(OC)
    Memory Channel Dual
    DIMM Slots 4
    Max Memory (GB) 16
  3. The gskill should work fine in your am3 board. The Intel reference means nothing; it's a marketing ploy to get Intel users to think the memory is made especially for their boards. It's not; it works with most ddr3 boards.
  4. Thank you, that's encouraging
    I'll open the box tomorrow
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