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.
Box Innards
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
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.
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Sticks Chips
I for one welcome the distinctive yellow spreaders as they not only look good but can be easily identified in a system build.
Naked Chips ICs
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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Most Recent Comments

18-09-2008, 12:13:33

Edit: Never mind.Quote

18-09-2008, 12:14:50

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 .Quote

18-09-2008, 12:16:01

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

18-09-2008, 16:00:41

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

Nice review Ham Quote

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