3dgameman.com: Crucial had no real huge surprises up their sleeves here; just another example of a great product from a great company. These memory modules were submitted to both Sandra and Everest burn-in and stability tests for 24hours straight and have not even had a hiccup! The modules during this testing barely became warm to the touch?
3dxtreme.net: Today 3DXtreme has the great pleasure of reviewing a memory product from Crucial in their value lineup, a 1GB kit of PC3200. Crucial has always been among the leaders in the memory business and it?s always nice to have a full range of products from the enthusiast to the budget minded individual. Our review kit takes a little bit of a turn from the typical memory module design than most people are used to. Let?s see how well they do against some other value modules out there?
neoseeker.com: We asked the question "Can we exceed the manufacturer's specifications?" The answer is a resounding YES! I was VERY happy to see how far I could exceed the specifications - running at 1000MHz (PC8000) at 4-4-4-12 timing with 1GB sticks rated at only PC6400 is no mean feat; and provided us with some great benchmark scores. By 1020MHz we can no longer maintain the 4-4-4-12 timing, and had to slow down to 5-5-5-15 timing to get the system stable; however at the slower latency settings, we were able to get to 1071MHz, so we were able to run these modules slightly in excess of the PC8500 specification; at PC8568 to be precise :)
bigbruin.com: The Ballistix 2GB (1GBx2) PC2-6400 DDR2 Memory Kit lives up to Crucial's long standing reputation for quality, while helping to bolster their newer presence in the performance system memory market. The PC2-6400 modules did well in testing, and the lower timings (4-4-4-12) helped this 2GB kit beat out another kit with more standard, 5-5-5-15 timings.
pcstats.com: The most common memory compatibility symptom is significantly less memory being reported by the system, regardless of the fact 4GB is actually plugged in. Bottom line, if your computer applications call for 4GB of memory, you need to install 4GB of RAM from the same manufacturer. In this review PCSTATS picks up four 1GB sticks of Crucial PC2-6400 memory and toss a bunch of benchmarks at it.
thetechlounge.com: We're getting into the hardware reviews something fierce, and now is a good time to start a series of memory articles. Let's begin with the basics: DDR2-800. Also known as PC2 6400 RAM, 800MHz DDR2 is the most common memory standard, which balances tight timings and high bandwidth perfectly. And because DDR2-800 is universal to AMD and Intel alike, it sets the baseline against which all other RAM is compared. In the spirit of introducing this series on RAM, I've reviewed the plainest, greenest, no-frills, all-stock DDR2 I could find: Crucial's 2x1GB non-Ballistix DDR2-800 kit.
3dgameman.com: The Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 has a DDR2 speed of 667MHz and memory timing is 4-4-4-10. Currently, this is the fastest memory timing offered at this speed. It is stable, compatible, and performs exceptionally well. There isn't much that can match this DDR2 memory, so go get some if you have a compatible motherboard! Watch the Video to find out more...
cluboc.net: I'll be the first one to admit I've been taking my sweet time upgrading to DDR2. One thing good about waiting is it gives companies time to work out bugs and to create better hardware. This is just what Crucial has been doing...now we have Ballistix DDR2 to play with! According to Crucial, the Ballistix? line of high-performance memory modules features advanced speed grades, low latencies, and integrated aluminum heat spreaders. Ballistix modules are specifically built for performance enthusiasts who want to push the performance envelope without worrying about data loss or corruption, mysterious intermittent errors and display problems, or worse-the dreaded blue screen of death! Our friends at Crucial have sent over a pair of Ballistix DDR2 PC2-5300 for our testing pleasure.
viperlair.com: As for the performance results we see that for the most part, the two sticks of RAM performed very close to each other even with the differences in timings. The latency of the Crucial memory at its tightest timings was a good bit lower than the Corsair memory, and provided better synthetic numbers. The real world differences between timings was less than 3% in basically all cases.
techgage.com: With so many companies now offering performance memory, it makes it harder to choose which one to buy. We are taking a look at Crucial's offering, the Ballistix PC3200. Is their memory with a purchase?
viperlair.com: Performance takes a few forms. If your are a fan of synthetic memory tests than this RAM is significantly better that DDRI and overclocking helps quite a bit. However most of us don't run these tests continuously so we look to the real world results. For the most part there is no significant increase due to DDRII memory. The exceptions are TMPGEnc which shows a 4.5% increase by moving to DDRII, and the game tests which show a 3-5% increase in frame rate (3-4fps) also by moving to DDRII.
3dgameman.com: This is some seriously fast memory! But remember, you require a DDR2 motherboard capable of reaching these tremendous speeds. With speeds up to 1GHz & a complete memory timing of 5-5-5-15, performance is fantastic. It's also available in 1GB (2x512MB) & 2GB (2x1GB) kit sizes. A bleeding edge product that will please the hardcore computer user.
viperlair.com: Lastly is the price of the RAM, a rather large question especially since there isn't a lot of difference, performance wise to PC5300 RAM. As of this moment its around the $200 (US) mark, which puts it around the other PC6400 RAM around. The upside is that it has tighter timings than the competition, at least at the moment, at 4-4-4-15 rather than 5-5-5-15.
legitreviews.com: The next major push was at 3-3-3-8, where these modules scaled all the way to 287FSB (DDR574) at 2.93V, which is well past their rated speed of 250FSB. I was pleasantly surprised here, and considering the very modest voltage increase and the fact I still hadn't loosened the timings to their rated specs of 3-4-4-8, I thought this kit would fly past 300FSB (DDR600). Alas, loosening the timings to their rated speed only garnered me a slight increase to 292 FSB (DDR584)...
driverheaven.net: The Ballistix modules come into a small sealed antistatic bag each, nothing too special about it though. Quite usual for Ballistix modules, they are built on a black PCB and feature golden heatspreaders. The heatspreaders feel light, so they probably are aluminum, but DDR-2 chips do not get very warm to begin with. At the middle of the striking gold heatspreaders, the Ballistix logo adds to the appearance of the modules. The heatspreaders appear to be attached very well, as there are no gaps between the heatspreaders and the module chips.
neoseeker.com: The Crucial PC2-6400 got the second highest score here -- it was only 4.2% slower than the Corsair PC2-8000, even though the PC2-8000 was running at a 25% faster memory clock rate. Please note how much faster the PC2-6400 is with the tweaked settings than running at SPD speeds - 167.4 FPS vs. 118.8 FPS, or a 41% increase in frame rates due to the better timings!
pcstats.com: The memory that we'll be checking out today is Crucial's 2GB PC2-5300 Ballistix set of memory. Rated in a dual channel configuration at 667 MHz with default timings of 3-3-3-12, the memory comes in a kit of two 1024MB modules. DDR2 memory is bringing the AMD Athlon64 socket AM2 architecture to new levels of performance, and modules like Crucial's 1GB Ballistix PC2-5300 RAM is spearheading that change.
3dgameman.com: Crucial has a complete line of DDR and DDR2 memory for your every memory requirement. With DDR2 memory finally taking off with the new Intel and AMD processors and motherboards, it's in demand. When it comes to memory there are many options available. There are umpteen companies competing for your hard earned money. So which memory is best? Well, that's a decision for you to make, but it's always best to get memory from an established trusted memory company. Crucial has been in the memory business for a very long time and most people would recognize the Crucial name?.