I read the read-me thread at the top of the forum; but, it does not seem to answer my specific question. I am building my first new system and I made an error in picking the correct motherboard for the RAM that I purchased. I purchased the GSkill tri-channel RAM (the DDR3 1333 10666 variety). However, I am running a AMD X4 965 mobo and a mobo that obviously has the dual channel set up.
My technical knowledge is still developing to be honest; so, I have two questions. Firstly, will the RAM even work on my mobo. It has "for Intel I-7" all over it; but, I assume it will work because my motherboard does support the speed of the RAM. Also, Am I mistaken and can run the RAM in tri-channel even though I only have 4 DIMMS?
I'm stuck with the RAM so I have to make do as best as possible. So, assuming it won't run tri-channel, would I be best to just run 4 gigs of the RAM as dual channel? would it be possible to run the RAM as Dual channel with 4 gigs in one channel and 2 in the other. If not, would I be better of to run the 4 gigs with the dual channle bandwidth or to have the overall higher amount running in single channel?
Sorry for all the questions, just a bit confused here.
Well, I'm not certain what will happen; but, I can just put all 3 sticks in the machine and maybe it will run decently. All I really want to do is game on the machine, and what I am reading is telling me that the speed of the RAM is much less important in the real world than the stability. Didn't say it earlier; but, the mobo is MSI 790X if it helps at all.