Triple channel support


Nov 25, 2011
Hi all,

I have:

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I want to buy Corsair Vengeance 12 GB ( 3 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i7 SDRAM CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9.

I know the Processor and motherboard support tripple channel but the processor claims to support only 1066 not 1600. Motherboard says DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800.

Will the triple channel still work just not at 1600 but rather 1066?