Pro OC overclocker Allen "Splave" Golibersuch explains how to perform proper memory maintenance to keep your DDR4 memory in perfect condition
Memory of late has been gaining a real cult following with members of the overclocking community being more knowledgeable on IC ("integrated circuit") types and binning than ever. This is because increasingly tighter timings and higher frequencies can making a noticeable difference to your system's performance.
To push memory we need to have a nice clean, short trace with a strong signal. Motherboard manufacturers have even started making these great, small edition, two-DIMM slot motherboards with the DIMM slots right next to the socket to take advantage of this. Also, companies like HyperX are now pushing the boundaries of performance with their memory sticks. The key is not to interfere with their hard work by creating issues from poor contact of the memory module's "gold fingers".