Digital Forensics & CPUs

Hardware
Reprinted with permission as originally written by Mark Vogel of F.A.S.T Forensics.   Kind of a book here but there's a LOT going on in the processor market right now between Intel & AMD, so there's a ton of information and considerations between the two now.   I have done a couple Ryzen builds since the release of the Ryzen 7 CPUs earlier this year to test out.  The chipsets for this platform seem to have finally matured as the most recent BIOS updates resolved a long ongoing issue with properly clocking faster RAM models to their factory spec for speeds of 2666MHz and higher.  This is actually important for Ryzen as the CPU does benefit more from faster memory than most Intel platforms, so running DDR4 3200 memory does…
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