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Rob Williams 07-11-2005 04:30 AM

Crucial Ballistix PC4000 (DDR500) 1GB Kit
In the world of fast performance memory, Crucial sometimes get's overlooked. We are taking a look at their PC4000 Ballistix, which we hope will prove overclocker friendly, as were the PC3200's. Let's check them out!

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madmat 07-12-2005 05:39 AM

Now that is some pretty nice ram...It seems to like all the voltage you care to throw at it and keeps scaling quite nicely.

Very schpankity indeed...

Regeneration 07-13-2005 10:42 AM

Great review! I have Crucial Ballistix DDR500 too and I think Crucial Ballistix is a great DDR Module but it requires 2.8v and sometimes you have to set it up manually. Motherboards Manufacturer should add auto-detection and increase the maximum to atleast 3.2v for a better overclock ability. Some of my boards can only reach to 2.8v :(

I didnt knew the Crucial Ballistix DDR500 could reach 300FSB but I need a new motherboard for it.

5m0k3y 09-17-2006 06:49 AM

Excellent review!
Did you manage to find out what causes the memory errors with the Ballistix PC4000 and DFI Ultra-d board?
I have the same problem with that RAM/board setup. The only way I can get the Ballistix to run stable, is when I drop in another gig of some cheap 400. Thus completely defeating the whole point of having the 500.

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