Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 2GB DDR2 Kit



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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Thanks to Crucial for providing the Ballistix modules for review. Discuss this review in our forums.
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Most Recent Comments

27-03-2007, 07:48:36

$1000USD MSRP...well if its faster than a R600 Need some benchmarks though.Quote

27-03-2007, 07:58:41

Gotta love the graphics "game". nVidia are just playing it as usual. This time though I don't know whether ATI will have a product that has better IQ...unlike the X1800/X1900 series.Quote

27-03-2007, 13:33:28

why is it ATi are always so late introducing new technology?? it was the same for 9.0C as well, Nvidia are always first to bring it out then ATi follow second :SQuote

27-03-2007, 13:35:26

But NVIDIA rushes them out whereas ATI don't, e.g. the whole FX series was shocking. But I still love NVIDIA Quote

27-03-2007, 14:19:33

^^ fanboy. But seriously, $1000? the most expensive (gamer targeted) card ever?Quote

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