Crucial Ballistix PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333) 4GB Kit

Conclusion

 
Conclusion
 
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.
 
The Good
+ Overclocking potential is there
+ Timings can be tightend
+ No tweaking to run at stock
 
The Medicore
* A tad expensive
 
The Bad
- Nothing major
 
 
Thanks go out to Crucial for providing the review sample.
 
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18-09-2008, 10:24:01

Ham
Looking for a capable 4GB kit of DDR3? Today we take a look at Crucial's DDR3-1333 Ballistix kit, take a look inside to see how it fairs.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...145551193s.jpg

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18-09-2008, 12:13:33

Deshman
Edit: Never mind.

18-09-2008, 12:14:50

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Deshman'
Any chance you can put the actual values of the results on the graphs as it's a little difficult to extract correct information for comparative purposes, especially so as the results are not compared against other memories in the review.
Just hover the mouse over the bar/line and the value is displayed .

18-09-2008, 12:16:01

Deshman
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Just hover the mouse over the bar/line and the value is displayed .
I noticed, thanks

18-09-2008, 16:00:41

Luigi
Ooh nice, looks like a good kit, although there is faster out there

Nice review Ham
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