Would more/new RAM modules improve performance for Lightroom 5 (i7 4771, H87, Samsung 840 SSD, 12GB PC-10600 RAM)
Hey guys! I have a quick question.
I recently upgraded my machine to speed-up my Lightroom work. I mostly edit 22.1 mpix files from a Canon 5D Mark II on two 24" monitors and also do the usual daily stuff of course: browsing, office stuff, a Plex server streaming to a Chromecast etc.).
Here's what I've got currently:
Coolermaster CM690 II Advance case
Coolermaster 212 Evo heatsink with one Noctua NF-F12 fan pulling air through the heatsink and out to the rear fan
Noctua NF-F12 rear exhaust fan
Noctual NF-A14 front intake fan
Intel i7 4771 (don't plan on OCing since I want to keep the machine cool, quiet and at lower power consumption)
2x2gb A-DATA DDR3 CL9 PC-10666
2x8gb Exceleram DDR3 CL9 PC-10666
240 GB Samsung 840 SSD for OS, LR5 catalogs, preview and cache data
1 TB Samsung 7200 rpm HDD
1 TB WD 5400 HDD
3 TB WD 5400 HDD
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro
Here are my questions:
Is there anything I can do to dramatically increase performance and/or quiet and cool operation of the system?
Would replacing the RAM with 1600mhz modules (the max supported by my mobo) increase performance tangibly?
HDinfo reports that the RAM is running at 667mhz, although it's 1333mzh RAM. That's normal because of dual channel mode, right?
What do you think about my cooling config? Is there anything I can do to make the system cooler / quieter?
Thanks for the help in advance!
Here's the info from HWinfo:
Computer: ASUS All Series CPU: Intel Core i7-4771 (Haswell-DT, C0) 3500 MHz (35.00x100.0) @ 798 MHz (8.00x99.8) Motherboard: ASUS H87-PRO Chipset: Intel H87 (Lynx Point) Memory: 12288 MBytes @ 665 MHz, 9.0-9-9-24 - 2048 MB PC10600 DDR3 SDRAM - A-DATA Technology DDR3 1333+ - 4096 MB PC10600 DDR3 SDRAM - Unknown E30115B - 2048 MB PC10600 DDR3 SDRAM - A-DATA Technology DDR3 1333+ - 4096 MB PC10600 DDR3 SDRAM - Unknown E30115B Graphics: Intel Haswell-DT GT2 - Integrated Graphics Controller [AsusTek] Intel HD Graphics 4600, 2112 MB Drive: Samsung SSD 840 Series, 244.2 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s Drive: WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0, 2930.3 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s Drive: SAMSUNG HD103SJ, 976.8 GB, Serial ATA 3Gb/s Drive: WDC WD10EADS-98M2B0, 976.8 GB, Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s Sound: Intel Haswell - Mini HD Audio Controller Sound: Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [C2] Network: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (x64) Build 9600