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finally got my ram upgrade man they are hawt!


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Whats the difference between the tracers and the normal ballistix? Very nice BTW.
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tracers have the activity leds. i used to have 2X512mb DDR500 set back when i still had my 4000+ sandy 939 rig. they were pretty sweet
    
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The difference between the Ballistix and Ballistix Tracer memory are the different colored heat spreaders, and the LEDs on the top and bottom of the modules. An interactive demo of the Ballistix Tracer LEDs can be viewed on the Crucial website, simulating different load levels. The LEDs flash in opposing directions, with the speed varying by how much the memory is being accessed. While the LEDs for the most part are considered "eye candy", they can also be used as a diagnostic aid to let the user know real-time memory activity.

quoted from a review at EXTREME overclocking. They were on sale at newegg and I couldn't pass them up. I needed a ram upgrade to get past my 1333mhz FSB.
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So it's the same as the normal, but with LEDs?...seems pointless, but cool!
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the heat spreaders may be slightly different too, yeah the lights are mostly asthetic but do show activity and do blink and move faster during more heavy ram use.
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Apparently the tracers get a lot more hot than the normal ballistix too, so at high overclocking it may cause some trouble.
    
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Kit 1: Working fine for ~2 weeks, died. DDR2-1200+
Kit 2: Unstable even at DDR2-900 2.5v CL5-5-5-15
Kit 3: Coming next week hopefully with mobo.
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Sweet I'm thinking of getting those!
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right now, 3.7ghz @ 462 bus speed with ram at its lowest divider(2.5x) at 1155mhz at 2.2v w/ 55515
    
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