Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 2GB DDR2 Kit
Published: 18th April 2007 | Source: Crucial | Price: |Conclusion
There's no denying that the Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 modules are champion overclockers. Requiring a modest 2.35v to break the DDR2-1220 barrier, I'm convinced that with a little extra voltage and possibly active cooling, the Ballistix could easily be capable of giving any top-end PC2-9600 kit from another manufacturer a run for its money.
Unfortunately there is a downside - the price. Available only from Crucial's online store, the Ballistix modules wade in at a hefty £275, making them more expensive than some PC2-9200 offerings from other respectable manufacturers.
• Respectable 14% overclock up to DDR2-1220.
• Manages 4-4-4-8 timings at DDR2-1066.
• Packaging ensures safe arrival of your purchase.
• Very expensive for PC2-8500.
• Heatspreader design may not appeal to everyone.
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