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Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer Ram & new 1155 MB's ?

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I'm just wondering if anyone's tried out this new ram in a Sandy Bridge motherboard yet ? My 2 kits showed up today, but my Asus P8p67 Deluxe is still somewhere in UPS limbo....doh.gif

Has anyone overclocked them ? stock is dd3 1600 8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v
They also only seem to be offered in 2gb sticks w/ the black heatsinks.

The specs are pretty cool, the previous gen sticks just had led's that blinked with memory access (like a glorified hdd access light), the new ones let you specify colors, patterns, brightness, on/off, etc.. and have Crucial's built in temp sensors.
It's bling with just enough functionality to justify it to yourself (but probably not enough to justify it to your spouse winksmiley02.gif )

The official crucial youtube demo
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig5dkiwAXGY"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig5dkiwAXGY[/ame]
     
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Just a little update, my systems up and running, quite stable.
The smart tracer ram doesn't have any big heat sinks, but under Prime95 the combined stress test, the ram never gets over 30C with all the lights on high.
The software works exactly as advertised, but it's a bit tricky to find, there's nothing on the packaging about it or any obvious links on the crucial website.
http://www.crucial.com/ballistix/bl-mod-utility.aspx
with the updated bios the cmos cleared, it was automatically recognized as ddr1600 and setup.
     
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Just registered on the forums. I have a 2600k I am putting on a gimped H61 Motherboard (Microcenter Deal, waiting on Z68).

I was wondering if this ram has a 1.5v profile or is it just happy at 1.65v? I called crucial to ask about future availability of 4gb modules but forgot to ask that question.

PS. you've got 4x4 listed as memory (should be 4x2)
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ya, you're right.
what'd they say about 4gb module availability ?

The sticks work fine at 1333 & 1.5 volts, but the auto detect & xmp profile bumps them up to 1600mhz and 1.65volts. They run nice and cool according to the mod utility/monitor, unfortunately they're back in their packaging along w/ the rest of my system after sending back yet another defective Asus deluxe p67 board. I'm waiting for the next round of boards to come out and try again.
     
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The salesman said there are no immediate plans for 4gb sticks.

Sorry to hear about bad ASUS boards. I am considering EVGA and Gigabyte brands when Z68 comes out. Maybe you want to jump brands? (Maybe you can't, maybe your only option is a replacement board).
post #6 of 8
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I do normally buy Gigabyte, but I was lured over to Asus due to the extra features & power phases for less money .. You can bet I'll be buying a Gigabyte Z68 when they come out. At least with Gigabyte, if there are problems, I usually get really good honest support.
     
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i miss corsairs xpert line now that was usefull.

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Originally Posted by redhat_ownage;13110155 
i miss corsairs xpert line now that was usefull.

temp-volt.jpg

I've thought of getting blinky-light RAM...but when 3X2 Tracers cost $100 new, and I can get 3X2 Patriot/G.Skill RAM with similar or better timings/speed/voltage for $60 it becomes a no-brainer financially.
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