A bit more memory for the PC

So the usual time of writing academic papers, with Open Office spreadsheets/word open and the machine throws a fit. Thankfully i lost very little work due to regular saves, so I decided it was time to add some more memory to this machine !


Thankfully it allows mixing of memory sizes, so the 4G already installed would be useful and save a few quid, and I added in 3*16G DDR3 sticks – good service from PCWorld today in ordering online, picking up a few minutes later. Price is decent too !
Anyhow memorys installed :-

lshw -short -C memory
H/W path Device Class Description
=======================================================
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/3e memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/3f memory 256KiB L1 cache
/0/40 memory 6MiB L3 cache
/0/41 memory 28GiB System Memory
/0/41/0 memory 8GiB DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz 
/0/41/1 memory 4GiB DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz 
/0/41/2 memory 8GiB DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz 
/0/41/3 memory 8GiB DIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz

Time to crack on with the work !

Marklin 7306 – JMRI / VNC

Here is the Marklin 7306 with a Lenz MicroSilver DCC chip installed being controlled by JMRI via a raspberry Pi 3 and Sprog DCC

Not needed for the test/programming track,but when it will power the main track the SBOOST will provide enough voltage to drive 4 locos. I’ve mounted it on top a Pi-Hut tower case – i used the SPROG stands to give some extra extension/space within the case.

Video of it in operation at https://youtu.be/6VUVq2CDRXg