Category: DDR4

AMD B350 & X370 MEMORY SPEEDS

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Some overclockers are running into problems with the AMD Ryzen AM4 platform. Part of the problem is that memory speeds are faster than JEDEC can update the standard. Intel has developed the XMP profile to support faster speeds and now with DDR4 they have XMP2. AMD supports XMP2 however the UEFI-BIOS may have to be …

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MIGRATING TO DDR4

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Lots of DIY enthusiasts are still using DDR3 based rigs. These are plenty powerful to handle contemporary games. Intel changes the CPU socket every 2 years while AMD only changes it every 5 years with the memory cycle. CPU motherboard memory DDR4 speeds are faster than DDR3 and recent tests show it can reach 68 …

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INTEL Z170 MOTHERBOARDS

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The Intel Z170 motherboard and processors make up the Skylake series. While Skylake is designed for DDR4, Intel mentioned that DDR3 is an available option. Gigabyte has the widest range of models for the Z170 chipset and socket LGA 1151. THE SKYLAKE CPU Intel initially offered 2 CPU choices with the i5-6600K and the i7-6700K. …

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DDR4 MEMORY

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The system memory on a typical gaming machine currently ranges from about 8GB to 64GB depending on the age of the machine and the budget. New machines with DDR4 now start at the low end with 8GB of memory on desktop and notebook machines. SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, DDR3 and DDR4 are all 5.25 inches long. …

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