Hi, i'm currently building a budget system. i have recently purchased a mobo - Gigabyte 970a ds3 (AM3+) and original choice for RAM is the G.Skill Ripjaws 4x2GB DDR3 1600 CL9. But it was not available that time. Without asking, i choose the next available ddr3 ram at the store which happens to be the Corsair Vengeance 4x2gb 1600 CL8 (same price).
But to my surprise, after checking on corsair website i learned that this particualr ram (CMZ8GX3M4X1600C8R) is designed for quad channel system. I haven't assembled everything yet because i have not decided on the cpu side yet.
My understanding is that all ddr3 ram should work on a ddr3 capable mobo. Will there be any issues when i use these sticks with my dual channel mobo? I just want to make sure that this combo will work before assembling it as i may not be able to return the ram anymore if there will be scratches on its contact if i insert it in the ram slot. Thanks.
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More aboutquad channel certified dual channel mobo
It'll still work as a Dual Channel kit (in Dual Channel mode), but why not just go with a 2x4GB kit?
oops sorry typo. I actually have the 2x4GB kit. (not 4x2gb)