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How to choose memory for a PC

Memory can be a major bottleneck

A shortfall in memory results in a significant drop in both PC capability and performance. If your computer is slow the first place to check is not the CPU, but the amount of memory.

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How much memory should you install in your PC

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Windows 32-bit operating systems can only handle approximately 3GB of memory no matter how much physical memory you put in, while the Windows and Linux 64 bit versions do not have this limitation. 64 bit versions of Windows and Linux are now mainstream so getting at least 4 GB of memory is worthwhile. 4 GB is sufficient for mainstream tasks.

Quad, Dual and single channels

If you're installing 4 GB, get one memory stick (module) of 4 GB now so you have an easy upgrade in the future by adding another 4 GB stick later. One memory stick will result in your memory running in single channel mode, but the difference between dual and single channel mode seems marginal on synthetic tests and probably unnoticeable in real world applications. Dual channel requires at least 2 sticks. Workstations and servers can have quad channel where you'll need at least 4 sticks to get that benefit.

Memory clock speeds and latencies

Once we've decided on the amount of memory we decide on memory performance measures. The two variables here are clock speeds and latencies. You want higher clock speeds and lower latencies or wait times. Latencies are expressed as a class, and the lower the class number the better. However If you've got to pay significantly more for better than standard clock speeds and latencies which is usually the case it's better not to pay up. That saving is better spent on a faster CPU or graphics solution where a larger performance gain will be seen. So we recommend standard memory speeds and latencies. Currently that's DDR4 at 2133 MHz Class 15.

Often your CPU chip specifies what speed memory it can handle, get that memory speed.

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Microsoft: 'Software is ultimately the biggest deflationary force' for businesses - Yahoo Finance, October 17, 2022:
Open source free software like Linux yes is deflationary, Microsoft not really. Kamil

Microsoft’s greed is killing Windows 11 for me - TechRadar, April 21st, 2022:

March 21st, 2022: Windows 11 will add a watermark if you use unsupported hardware - engadget

Dec 2, 2021: Microsoft’s new Windows prompts try to stop people downloading Chrome - The Verge

Oct 8, 2021: Amazon Delivery Partners Rage Against the Machines: ‘We Were Treated Like Robots’ - Yahoo Finance

Sep 10, 2021: Epic v. Apple ruling: Judge finds Apple's App Store restrictions violate antitrust law - Yahoo Finance

Aug 28, 2021: Why You Suddenly Need To Delete Google Chrome - Forbes

FTC says Facebook has been a monopoly ‘since at least 2011’ in amended antitrust complaint - The Verge

Windows 11 Is Making It Absurdly Difficult to Change Browsers - GIZMODO

What the Linux Mint developers have pulled off is nothing short of astounding - TechRepublic

Fired by Bot at Amazon: ‘It’s You Against the Machine’ - Bloomberg News

PC users are furious about the new Windows 11 design - Creative Bloq

Epic v. Apple fight: Billions at stake as judge determines fate of App Store - Yahoo!

Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings - The Verge

I looked at all the ways Microsoft Teams tracks users and my head is spinning - ZDNet

Microsoft just force restarted my Windows PC again to install more unwanted apps - The Verge

Disastrous Windows 10 update is reportedly breaking some PCs - TechRadar

With Edge, Microsoft’s forced Windows updates just sank to a new low - The Verge

A million students and counting have learned Linux - ZDNet

Linux Mint 20: Still the best Linux desktop despite one quirk - ZDNet

What Operating System Is the Best Choice for Software Engineers? - Interesting Engineering
From the article "GNU/Linux is, hands down, the most highly acclaimed operating system for software engineering."

Microsoft: we were wrong about open source - The Verge

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