Tag: DDR4

Never Too Much RAM

Some of my friends and online acquaintances tease me about my memory fetish. Right now, my main production system runs on an Intel Core i7-6700K with 32GB of DDR4 in the form of four 8GB Corsair low profile DDR4 modules. Although I run Photoshop and Audacity pretty often, I don’t do much video editing, and …

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Building The Itty-Bitty Gaming PC

As I noted in yesterday’s post, building a tiny PC is all about the order of parts installation. Choose the wrong build order, and you end up taking it all apart and starting over again.¬†First installing the power supply, motherboard, memory, and CPU turned out to be a no-brainer. Adding the graphics card, SSD, and …

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To Extreme Or Not To Extreme?

I voluntarily cut the memory bandwidth in my production PC in half. My recently replaced production system consisted of a Core-i7-5930K Haswell Extreme processor and 32GB of DDR4 DRAM running at 2133MHz effective, installed onto a Gigabyte X99-UD5-WiFi motherboard. That translates to a peak memory bandwidth of 68GB per second. The processor clocked at a …

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