Crucial Ballistix PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) 4GB Kit
Packaging And The Kit
The kit came in pretty much as expected, packaged as the majority of Crucial's ram does. A sturdy, rectangular cardboard box bearing a large blue Crucial sticker. It's a little disheartening to see nothing outlining the content of the box but it's a minor niggle.
Inside the box we see the modules sectioned off and sealed in their own anti-static bags. The anti-static bags feature the specifications of the sticks contained within. No chance of ESD while these sticks are being shipped here! Crucial's packaging, while not the most aesthetically pleasing, is definitely one of the better protected that we've seen. Crucial need to be commended once again for not using the blister packs seen in use by many other manufacturers.
The kit itself, like the packaging, is a very familiar affair. Utilising the same yellow and silver heat spreaders that have identified the Ballistix line for many years now. These spreaders look just like the ones seen on both previous DDR3 sticks reviewed on the site.
I for one welcome the distinctive yellow spreaders as they not only look good but can be easily identified in a system build.
Underneath the heat spreaders we see that Crucial have stamped over the chips coding again, but unlike the last kit reviewed here it was easy to read through. Showing that the chips on the PC3-10600 kit are the renowned D9GTS Integrated Circuits.
On the next page we start testing the modules...
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