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We have seen so many different Speeds of DDR3 ram on the market, ranging anywhere from 1066 Mhz to 2400 Mhz. The mid range ram used by most people is the DDR3 1600 Mhz. Crucial graced us with their new and upcoming ram and having seen the speeds of the ram we previously tested, we were eager to see what we could achieve. This new 4GB DDR3 kit features Crucial’s new Ballisitx heatspreaders and onboard temperature sensors and monitoring software, let’s take a look… The packaging for the Crucial Ballistix is your run of the mill clear plastic packaging with slots to hold the ram. Looking at the front of the package you see that it gives you the info of what ram you have along with allowing you to see what the ram looks like. You can see the ram’s heat fins. On the back of the Crucial packaging you see some basic info mostly about the Ballistix and what the Ballistix line is about. After opening the package you get the Ballistix in a plastic tray holder where the ram is securely held in place. Just pop them out and your ready for installation.
Crucial's Ballistix range of high performance DDR3 memory modules are well known amongst the overclocking fraternity offering faster clock speeds and lower latencies and in some instances fancy LED displays, than the standard Crucial product range. The latest addition to the family line-up, is a 4GB memory kit of DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) modules, carrying the part number Ballistix BL2Kit25664FN1608 if you want the full nomenclature. The new modules also bring a change in module design to the product line and a new feature which some overclockers will find very useful. The small discrete heatsink covers found on the rest of the Ballistix range have been replaced by the high profile finned heat spreaders favoured by most of Crucial's competitors on their high performance memory modules. The new modules have also been fitted with a thermal sensor which when used in conjunction with Crucial's new Ballistix MOD software utility (downloadable from Crucial's website) allows real time monitoring of the modules temperature on your desktop.
RAM is one of those things that can be easily overlooked. It can be confusing picking out what kind and how much you need. However RAM is one of the most important pieces of your machine, and can be a serious bottleneck if you don’t have the optimum RAM speed and amount. With more RAM you can do more things at once. Multitaskers rejoice, because here’s the Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6GB Kit. Once we open the three stick bundle, we can see that the curtains match the drapes …err heatsink matches the PCB. This 6GB kit is geared for Intel’s high end i7 line of processors. The reason for three sticks in a package is the i7’s triple channel memory controller, which allows it more memory bandwidth than other processors on the market which only have 2 memory channels. More throughput means things get done faster. Some may wonder if they really need 6GB of RAM. They answer for most people is no. More RAM means that you’ll be able to multitask more efficiently, but for grandma that only checks email and looks at the occasional webpage, 6GB is extreme overkill.
|Crucial Ballistix 4 GB (2x2 GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 1.65V Memory Kit with XMP Finned with Thermal Sensor BL2CP25664FN1608||$36.99||See it|
|Crucial Ballistix 4 GB (2x2 GB) DDR3-1600 CL8 1.65V Memory Kit with XMP Finned with Thermal Sensor BL2CP25664FN1608||$53.99||See it|