Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 DDR2 1GB Kit

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More and more memory manufacturers are using their heatspreader designs as a way of attracting buyers to their modules. Long gone are the days when enthusiasts would be happy with a set of modules sporting nothing but their IC's. The Ballistix modules may not be as flashy as some others on the market, but are certainly classy in their design.

Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 Front Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 Back

Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 Side Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 Side

The Ballistix modules use a full-cover heatspreader design finished in metallic gold paint with an aluminium silver surround. Printed on the right-hand side of the module is a black and red Ballistix logo. Personally I quite like the look of the modules, but I can imagine them having a marmite-like effect (love it or hate it) on other people.

Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 PCB

The Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 1GB kit is on a single sided PCB and makes use of D9GMH IC's. Interestingly I also found a single D9GCT IC on the module (see picture above). This is rather unusual, as it is my understanding that D9GMH IC's are rated at 667mhz with D9GCT being rated at a lower speed of 533mhz.

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02-11-2006, 07:40:49

JN
"Crucial have been in the memory market for a long time, and today I've been given the opportunity to put some of their flagship Ballistix DDR2 modules through their paces."

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02-11-2006, 07:44:33

FragTek
You rock sox Jim, awesome review mate... I must say that's some great RAM as well, good to see Crucial utilizing the D9 IC's for their Ballistix lineup. Very odd about the mismatched IC's though, that's a little scary to me Don't know what happened there.

And I for one like the new heatspreaders, I think they look sweet!

02-11-2006, 08:23:30

JN
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Originally Posted by FragTek
You rock sox Jim, awesome review mate... I must say that's some great RAM as well, good to see Crucial utilizing the D9 IC's for their Ballistix lineup. Very odd about the mismatched IC's though, that's a little scary to me Don't know what happened there.

And I for one like the new heatspreaders, I think they look sweet!
Yeah that was really wierd about the IC's, and i must admit thinking that they wouldnt show much OC potential as a result - but quite the oposite

02-11-2006, 17:41:37

glocktodahead
Nice review there mate, I personally think the heatspreaders look awesome. I'll have to keep this RAM in mind when I upgrade my rig
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