When purchasing my memory sticks it was cheaper to get a patriot triple channel kit over any dual memory chips. i have an Asus P8P67 MOBO and Patriot viper II sector 7 DDR3 1600M MHz 3x4gb... i was wonder what to do with my third stick... should i just put it on the mobo or should i sell it would it effect my performance in anyway???
As using all three is not recommended, I'd keep the 3rd one for replacement if one of your sticks ever stops working, or in the future - if you find a good deal - buy the 4th one. You won't sell it for much anyway
It'll work, you kill Dual Channel with a ~1% loss - no big deal unless you're the Borg. The older DDR/DDR2 sure bigger difference IF the MOBO didn't kill the unbalanced Channel to keep each Channel equal.