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Does the 6GB Patriot Viper DDR3-1600 work w/ AM3?

I was curious about this.  My motherboard manufacturer (Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H AM3 790GX), according to their website, said that they would support this memory package.  However, much to my chagrin, I found out that it was more biased toward Intel and the i7 architecture.  That leads to mind the ......

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Written on {{'2009-10-16T13:25:33-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Okay, thanks...  Added a separate 2GB module to make it a full 8GB then, even tho it's a different brand (Mushkin), I'm pretty sure that it will all come together, I'll have to verify this with Gigabyte's QVL, however.
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[quote user="CheapAsianGamerGuy"]

Will work on an AMY mobo, but overclocking to 1600 will likely not be possible.

Also will work in dual channel if you only use 2 dimms. Populating the 3rd dimm reduces performance to single channel speed.

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I'm quite certain there are boards which can separate the channels and actually run one set as dual channel and the other as single, but I do not know the nomenclature for what it is called. 

It's possible to get it to 1600 with quite a bit of tweaking; doing something like this: 

FSB increase

Reduce HT Link multi to not overclock much or at all

Reduce CPU multi to not overclock much or at all

Provided the memory does not base it's speed on the CPU speed, you should be able to do this; heck, some motherboards allow you to 'choose' what speed you want and keep it independent of CPU. It's all circumstantial so my information is not really going to be perfect seeing as how I do not know the specifics.

Written on {{'2009-10-16T07:41:55-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Will work on an AMD chipset mobo, but overclocking to 1600 will likely not be possible.

Also will work in dual channel if you only use 2 dimms. Populating the 3rd dimm reduces performance to single channel speed.

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AMD is strictly Dual-channel or single-channel memory, yes you can use the tri-channel but as slm said it will only work as dual-channel and single so you are wasting your money unless you buy a 4th stick of 1 X 2gig ram or leave 1 of the tri-channel sticks out. It is 2 X 1gig, 4 X 1gig, 2 X 2gigs or 4 X 2gigs for dual channel or 1 X 1gig, 1 X 2gig, 3 X 1gig or 3 X 2gigs for single-channel.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010170147%201052129233%201052315794%201052429371%201052528354%201728945295&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=N82E16820227297%2CN82E16820220285%2CN82E16820146777 RAM

Written on {{'2009-10-15T21:24:19-07:00' | moment:'fromNow'}}
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Yes, the 3x2GB set will work just fine in the AM3 platform provided the speeds downclock correctly and are otherwise supported, but you are not going to have dual* or triple channel.

*I'm not 100% on this; you may get dual channel from the one set but single channel from the other, because newer motherboards separate the series.

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