Welcome back to my series about the ancient art of building a PC. This ‘installment’ will be sure to set you on the edge of your seat! In case you missed my previous posts on the subject (1-4), please do check them out.
It’s great to have a lot of memory, but slow memory can be a bottleneck in a high performance system with multiple cores and multiple memory channels. The latest and greatest and fastest memory you can currently buy is 5000MHz, but we’ll settle for a spritely 3200MHz.
If you are looking for 64GB DIMM of DDR4, the most options available involved sets of 4 DIMMs at 16GB. If your motherboard only has 4 DIMM slots, filling them all up with 16GB will prevent you from maxing out your memory. My particular motherboard (see previous post) supports up to 128GB. If you are also looking for higher performance memory, such as 3200MHz, your choices as a consumer/gamer are even more limited from mainstream sources such as Amazon.
Thanks for viewing. In the next post we’ll install the CPU, since it turns out I had a decent amount to say about the memory install.