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DDR4 is the new standard in system memory. DDR2 and DDR3 are stories of past, I know there are systems still around with DDR3 and few of them with DDR2 memory but if you are going to build a new system you won’t be picking up anything but DDR4 RAMs.
Before we get our hands on some nice DDR4 RAMs we should first make sure that we have a DDR4 compatible Motherboard. Intel’s X99 Chipset codenamed “Wellsburg” was Intel’s first Chipset to feature DDR4 memory supporting LGA 2011-v3 Socket, Intel has now released 100 Series Chipset family codenamed “Sunrise Point” which will use a new Socket type LGA 1151, this family brings with it seven Chipsets; H110, B150, Q150, H170, Q170 and Z170 being the head of the family, Z170 is packed with power and performance for PC enthusiast, Hard Core Gamers and Content Creators, especially it’s 20 PCI-E 3.0 Lanes which makes it stand out of the crowd, if you don’t have a DDR4 motherboard Buy One From Here!
We need to consider few things before we make our purchase, we should make use of the Dual Channel or Quad Channel memory configuration or whatever your motherboard features, so buy RAMs in 2, 3 and 4 Sticks pair and install them in matching banks or if you want to fill all the RAM slots in your Motherboard then make purchases in 4, 6 and 8 Sticks pair.
Also, buy at least 8GB capacity of RAM whether you are gaming, video editing or multitasking, a minimum of 8GB RAM is recommended, you can either install single 8GB stick or you can install two 8GB sticks to run Dual Channel Configuration.
Although there are many DDR4 kits available in market we recommend few of these options for you.
Note: Please remember that prices mentioned below are offered at the time of writing this article and may fluctuate over time.
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 – Single RAM Stick! $35.08 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49.
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14! $40.89 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49.
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14! $69.69 & FREE Shipping.
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (4x4GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15! $93.84 & FREE Shipping.
Real Temp version 3.00 has been released. It is a very useful utility that you can use to monitor your Intel Core processors temperatures with a breakdown of temperatures on a per-core and T-junction basis. Distance to TJ Max defines the state where your processor begins to throttle itself. So when it reaches 0C it will start to underclock itself in order to reduce temps.
Unfortunately this utility will not work with Intel Pentium processors, so, if you have an Intel Pentium processor this is not useful for you but if you have an Intel Core processor whether Single Core, Dual Core or Quad Core this will work for you. These Core processors comes with a digital thermal sensor (DTS) that informs of temperature data relative to TJMax which is the safe maximum operating core temperature for the CPU.
This utility works with Core i7 processors even in Turbo Mode, where the software controls frequencies and power of each processing cores. This utility brings plugin support for RivaTuner which monitors Nvidia video cards temperatures and also supports Microsoft Windows 7.
Download Real Temp Version 3.00 Inside!
Intel has already introduced their energy-efficient CPUs of Quad Core lineup on Jan-19-2009, these three low power consuming CPUs were introduced for Core 2 Quad lineup, Q8200s, Q9400s, Q9550s, these cpu’s comes with a TDP of 65W. This is not the end of the story, Intel is also planning to launch 45nm Lynnfield Core i5 processors in August or September of this year, these processors will be of LGA1156 socket and will come with a TDP of 95W.
Later in Q1 2010 Intel will release the same 45nm Lynnfield Core i5 processors with a lower TDP of 65W. The purpose of these low power CPUs are not only to bring down energy consumption of cpu’s but also to enable scalability to even those platforms that are developed for cpu’s with power rating of 65W.
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9650, 3GHz, fabricated at 45nm process technology, SSE4 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 4) media instruction, 1333MHz FSB, 12MB of L2 cache, Intel 64, VT (Intel Virtualization Technology), vPro, TxT (Intel Trusted Execution Technology), 😄 Bit (Execute Disable Bit), EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology) and LGA775 package.
This is the fastest cpu in Intel’s Quad Core lineup. I know it’s still $17 more than Intel’s MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) which is $317 but this is the lowest I could find on internet.