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"...Unfortunately, the Crucial sticks fried after 24 continual running hours, as did the replacements. And the pair after that."

I can believe that Crucial makes good memory, but I've heard too much horror stories about chain-RMAing Ballistix to even considering buy them.
If your stupid enough to run them at 2.2v without a fan, you deserve to have to fried RAM.

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I don't get it? The Dominators owned. 200 MORE mhz with the same voltage? Yes, I'll take 2 please...wait? I already have!

However, if they used the same cpu clock speeds, I can probably see why the results were similar, but whats up with the stupid graph with double digits?

My lower binned PC2-8500 Dominators rock the box. 1066mhz @ 1.8v. Let's see those crucials or gskills do that.
Uhh... This is like the HD4870 vs GTX 280, Ones faster, but costs a bucket load more, for what essentially becomes the same thing.
    
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If your stupid enough to run them at 2.2v without a fan, you deserve to have to fried RAM.
No no no... RAM is meant to run hot and doesn't need extra cooling, cooling RAM is just a marketing scheme, the only way that you will kill your stick is if it runs overvolted or yeah heat, as in a microwave or something.
    
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post #13 of 26
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If your stupid enough to run them at 2.2v without a fan, you deserve to have to fried RAM.
Thats funny, because 2.2v is the SPEC voltage for this kit and the 2GB 800 kits as well.

Ballistix used to be good. Now its terrible. End of story.

As for the Dominator price, the $96 after rebate is for the 1066 kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197

But still, 1066-1142 is quite a small difference. I would just get the 1066 kit.
Edited by Semper Fidelis - 7/5/08 at 12:55am
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Thats funny, because 2.2v is the SPEC voltage for this kit and the 2GB 800 kits as well.

Ballistix used to be good. Now its terrible. End of story.

As for the Dominator price, the $96 after rebate is for the 1066 kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197

But still, 1066-1142 is quite a small difference. I would just get the 1066 kit.
The 1066 kit is good stuff. I had mine at 1100mhz with 1.9v. It would run 1066 with 1.8 5-5-5-15
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The Dominators are only $96, is that a lot?
It's TOO DAMN cheap...
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I don't get it? The Dominators owned. 200 MORE mhz with the same voltage? Yes, I'll take 2 please...wait? I already have!

However, if they used the same cpu clock speeds, I can probably see why the results were similar, but whats up with the stupid graph with double digits?

My lower binned PC2-8500 Dominators rock the box. 1066mhz @ 1.8v. Let's see those crucials or gskills do that.
Well your essentially comparing a higher binned, higher priced ram kit to a lower binned lower priced kit. If crucila actually speed binned their kits and sold them @ rated speeds equal to the dominators then it wouldnt be a matter of "My lower binned PC2-8500 Dominators rock the box. 1066mhz @ 1.8v. Let's see those crucials or gskills do that"

My ballistix does 1250mhz 5,5,5,15 2.2v at MUCH lower prices than the dominators.....
    
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Thats funny, because 2.2v is the SPEC voltage for this kit and the 2GB 800 kits as well.

Ballistix used to be good. Now its terrible. End of story.
Its enthusiast ram, most enthusiast's are smart enough to run with a fan ontop.

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As for the Dominator price, the $96 after rebate is for the 1066 kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145197
After rebate...

I'd rather not spend the extra cash in the first place, as I'd have to wait for the rebate, and I could spend the money on a better Graphics Card, Motherboard, Cooler, etc.

Although I haven't tried the one-sided/2Gb models, The model I have tried, and am using right now (Tracer, 2-sided, etc) is very good.

And if your on a budget, for 2Gb of RAM, its better to go Crucial than Corsair, Corsair has worse chips than the D9's in their lower priced kits, Crucial has guaranteed D9's in ALL kits.
    
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They forget to say that you will spend most of your time without a pc if you use Crucial.

In fact I started to know the names of people on the phone at the RMA department.

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If your stupid enough to run them at 2.2v without a fan, you deserve to have to fried RAM.
More like if you are stupid enough to buy them (single sided). I had a 120mm fan blowing on them and they still run stupidly hot. All in all I had 6gb worth of sticks die. One set DoA from Crucial. Btw that was running them slightly underclocked at 1048 @5-5-5-15 2.2v.

My current ram is running at exactly the same speeds and its double sided. When I touch them they are actually cold, even after stressing them.
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More like if you are stupid enough to buy them (single sided). I had a 120mm fan blowing on them and they still run stupidly hot. All in all I had 6gb worth of sticks die. One set DoA from Crucial. Btw that was running them slightly underclocked at 1048 @5-5-5-15 2.2v.

My current ram is running at exactly the same speeds and its double sided. When I touch them they are actually cold, even after stressing them.
I have a 60mm fan, from a Athlon XP, not blowing much air, and it keeps 2Gb DDR2-800 warm to the touch, about.. 30ish Celsius.

But everyone gets problems with companys, while my Ballistix Tracers have lasted me a while (Second hand too) and don't seem like they're going to die anytime soon, some people get that with ASUS motherboards, with me, they're dead within a year, and Gigabyte usually lasts longer.
    
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Yea i think this article is dum...overclocked them to max then maybe something will come up cool
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