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Old 07-11-2005, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default 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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Old 07-12-2005, 04:39 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-13-2005, 09:42 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 09-17-2006, 05:49 AM   #4
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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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