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post #1 of 13
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Although 800MHz, DDR2-6400 modules have become incredibly cheap, there is a growing number of consumers who want to take advantage of native 1066MHz DDR2 support offered by the latest Intel and AMD platforms. In the past, overclocking the system bus was necessary to acheive this frequency--not any more. This makes PC2-8500 a more viable and attractive choice for every day consumers.


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The idea for this roundup actually spawned by the smile on my face from the mere $80 I paid for a Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 kit a few months ago. I decided to start looking to manufacturers to find affordable PC2-8500 kits. Kingston, Corsair and OCZ provided us with a few kits to put to the test. Ten gigabytes in total will be put through their paces in the Icrontic lab.
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post #2 of 13
That's incredible! 1300MHz on the Ballistixs.
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post #3 of 13
crucial ftw!
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post #4 of 13
wow go ballistix!! I had heard that OCZ reaper wasn't overclockable but this review proved that one wrong

holy crap 1300mhz...wow
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post #5 of 13
Too bad they don't make the G.Skill memory I have anymore, because they would be a good one to put in that mix. It looks like Crucial is the brand to beat! Being owned by Micron is no doubt a major help in securing top-quality chips for their Ballistix SKUs.
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post #6 of 13
Pretty nice, I hit 1230mhz cas5 with my 1066 ballistix, didnt have the MCHv mod then, so chipset voltage was limiting the p5b-dlx from going anyhigher.




highest cas4 without MCHv mod.
post #7 of 13
Wow. Nice find.
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post #8 of 13
great find. I noticed the Ballistix were doubled sided. I bought a pair awhile ago (still waiting on the motherboard to see what they can do) and they're only single sided. This is going to hurt my overclockability, isn't it?
    
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post #9 of 13
Wow... those Ballistix are amazing. That's practically DDR3 speeds! And those latencies are amazing. I wish the kits were 4GB kits though. I'd want to see how that would perform.
    
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post #10 of 13
WOW good for DOMINATOR to be Dominated...
Great to know that the DOMs are the worst in the test...
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