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New Crucial Ballistix 4/8Gb Modules !, Bout time -_-
Morgoth
post Mar 9 2012, 11:15 PM
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Since I've been doing some research on which RAM to grab for my soon-to-be Ivy Bridge system, wading through all the shit, there's some good dimms and ICs to be found.

One good series of RAM has just come out of Crucial (Micron owned remember).
Also using their own ICs
They include temp sensors too, for added curiosity satisfaction

The new 4Gb and 8Gb DIMMs come in several models:
Ballistix Sport: 1333 CL9
Ballistix Tactical: 1333 7-7-7-24, 1600 8-8-8-24, 1866 9-9-9-27
Ballistix Tactical Tracer: 1600 8-8-8-24, 1866 9-9-9-27
Ballistix Elite: 1600 8-8-8-24, 1866 9-9-9-27, 2000 9-11-9-27 1.65V


Some reaching 2000Mhz 8-8-8-24 1t Trc40 no worries.
Might as well be 2G sticks =]

I'm pretty set on an 8Gb Kit for the new build,
Ballistix Smart Tracers I think I'll go for

couple of pictures:

Ballistix Sport


Ballistix Elite


Ballistix Tactical


Ballistix Smart Tracer

sources:
Xtreme Systems
http://www.crucial.com/ballistix/

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Morgoth
post Mar 11 2012, 04:42 PM
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iSad noones interested in 4g modules, so many people on 1155, not as much interest in different ram anymore, I for one enjoy using and tweaking good ram like I would a CPU or gpu.

Anyone on here using any really capable 4g sticks??


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post Mar 11 2012, 04:59 PM
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More memory > fast memory.


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Morgoth
post Mar 11 2012, 05:32 PM
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QUOTE (.:Cyb3rGlitch:. @ Mar 11 2012, 05:59 PM) *
More memory > fast memory.


Depending on task, when did more ram suddenly trounce fast ram?

I know it's hit the part where overclocking/tightening timings doesn't make a big difference, but it can make 5+fps difference or more, depending on what the previous settings were. (alot when say you average 45)

However, speed is still of importance when loading games, during games also, not just lifting a slight bottleneck or whatever which accounts for the couple of extra fps.

Speed is still important, and now that there's good ICs in 4G modules, this allows the best of both worlds, not alot of DDR3 does this.

the sticks in the OP also come in 16Gb kits (2x8), for those who need the extra, whilst still wanting high speeds with low latency.



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post Mar 11 2012, 05:37 PM
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It comes down to performance per dollar. It often makes more sense to purchase a better GPU, SSD or even a CPU with more cache. Budget memory isn't exactly slow these days.


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Morgoth
post Mar 11 2012, 05:44 PM
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QUOTE (.:Cyb3rGlitch:. @ Mar 11 2012, 06:37 PM) *
It comes down to performance per dollar. It often makes more sense to purchase a better GPU, SSD or even a CPU with more cache. Budget memory isn't exactly slow these days.


Very true, but I find it a bit disheartening to see people splitting hairs with cpu/gpu/ssd specs, then buying the first set of dimms in a shops list without batting an eyelid.

Specs on the former are all more important, I guess I'm just one of those people who would have a niggle in the back of my mind if I owned say a top notch SSD, but the crappest ddr3 around, despite the small difference it would make.


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tunksy
post Mar 14 2012, 11:42 AM
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its buothers me too, but i still have a set of cheap arse ddr3 simply because it can reach a high enough speed that i can still get my cpu to 4.8ghz.

it looks like shit tho. sexy heat spreaders sell me.as do good timings 1600 c7 for example. sadly very good ram is still quite pricey


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p0is0n
post Mar 14 2012, 01:25 PM
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QUOTE (Morgoth @ Mar 11 2012, 03:44 PM) *
Specs on the former are all more important, I guess I'm just one of those people who would have a niggle in the back of my mind if I owned say a top notch SSD, but the crappest ddr3 around, despite the small difference it would make.


TBH the only place I've ever noticed a difference between 1600 and 2133 is 3DMark - but its a few hundred points.
That said.. I still have the niggle of wanting better RAM. These patriot sticks I have are very average.

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tunksy
post Mar 14 2012, 06:15 PM
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be good if crucial did the LED's activity lights back on their tracers sticks in DDR2 days. yellow/black scheme with a UV reactive DFI board...

some of the best ram ive ever used were crucial.


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Dasa
post Mar 20 2012, 07:16 PM
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be nice if we could get these kits in au
Team Xtreem LV 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model TXD38192M2400HC9NDC-L 9-11-11-28 $159.99
Pros: 2600 C10-12-12-31 1.65V stable on RIVE and "good" SB-E XMP2 2400 work out of the box Samsung HCH9
Cons: None
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820313235

Team 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model TXD316G2400HC9NQC-L 9-11-11-28 $329.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL9Q-16GBZMD 9-11-11-31 $369.99 hynx BFR

timings are not as tight as we may like but the raw speed compensates for this fairly well

or there is these samsung chips not sure if there the same
http://www.ocxtreme.org/forumenus/showthread.php?t=6481
looks like 6-7-7 1600 is possible so there fairly flexible

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post Mar 20 2012, 08:05 PM
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Dasa
post Mar 23 2012, 01:42 PM
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2666mhz 4x4g 10-12-12 and aparently they faster ram on the way so lets hope ivy has a great controler
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showth...L-DDR3-2666-MHz


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