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GSkill 16gb DDR 3

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Is this alright? or should it be under ganged mode?

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Depending on the type of processing you are going there are advantages and disadvantages to Ganged / Un-ganged on an AMD system. As long as you have the ram in it its dual channel sister slots then your ram will work correctly as dual channel ram. The difference is whether the ram is treated as two different banks of ram on 64bit bus or one Bank of ram on 128 bit bus.

If your doing a lot of small multi-core processing on your system then you could have a slight performance task advantage with having the system see two banks of memory in un-ganged. This would allow Independent ram operations on both banks of memory to happen simultaneously.

However in most situations and especially large tasks the wider memory bus availability will be more advantageous. That being said the performance differences in most cases when you have more than 4 gigs of memory per bank available are only detectable in benchmarks with different benchmarks seeing better performance on each side depending on how it is designed. With 16 gigs of memory you might actually have a hard time finding a performance difference either way as you most likely will never use all of your ram at any one time.
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