Crucial Ballistix PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) 4GB Kit
Being a big fan of Crucial's Balistix range form the start I tried to remain objective while reviewing these sticks. I'm happy to report that they have in no way soured my opinion of the range. With 4GB of RAM becoming more and more popular it's good to see DDR3 kits that can keep up. The ability to clock the sticks up to an admirible 800Mhz with little tweaking bar the voltage was satisfying. It would be nice to see Crucial stating a maximum voltage that the sticks were capable of running up to in order to prevent voiding your warranty. Benchmarking results from the kit showed that they are not sloppy on the performance front either, with the sticks performing well at the speeds they were capable of.
The Crucial Ballistix 4GB kit can be had from Crucial's online shop here
for the rather hefty price of £206.79
. With DDR3 prices dropping so readily i can't help but feel the pricing is a little over the top. Similarly spec'd kits from the likes of OCZ and Corsair can be had for a fair chunk less. Included in this, however, is a lifetime warranty.
+ Overclocking potential is there
+ Timings can be tightend
+ No tweaking to run at stock
* A tad expensive
- Nothing major
Thanks go out to Crucial
for providing the review sample.
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