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Would you rate Crucial Ballistix as the best Price > Performance Memory available?

  • Yes - Easily the best.

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Type: DDR2 PC2-8500<br>
Frequency: 800Mhz<br>
Timings: 3-3-3-8 2T<br>
Voltage: 2.1v<br>
Memory Size: 4GB (4 * 1GB)
 

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Currently:<br>
Type of Crucial Ballistix: DDR2, PC 6400<br>
Running Frequency: 800Mhz (1:1 ratio)<br>
Timings: 4-4-4-5 - 2T<br>
Voltage: 2.2v<br>
Memory Size: 4GB (4 * 1GB)<br><br>
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Type of Crucial Ballistix: DDR2, PC 6400<br>
Running Frequency: 950Mhz<br>
Timings: 4-4-4-12 - 2T<br>
Voltage: 2.2v<br>
Memory Size: 4GB (4 * 1GB)
 

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Type: DDR2 PC2-8000<br>
Frequency: 1068Mhz<br>
Timings: 4-4-4-10-2T<br>
Voltage 2.2v<br>
Memory Size: 2GB (2 * 1GB)
 

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Hi. Just got my Crucial Ballistix in last night... I'm in Vista x86 and bought 4x1 to replace 2x1 Dominators (which no longer have the Micron D9 IC, so I couldn't just add another two of them). I started to mess with them today on my lunch break.<br><br>
I start with:<br>
810MHz 5-5-5-15-2T 2.2v - This works fine.<br><br>
Then I get this inkling that I want to find a way to run 1T (I could with my Dominators, but that's only 2x1GB).<br><br>
I try:<br>
810MHz 4-4-4-12-1T 2.3v - No POST, so I figure to scale back the speed all the way to a 1:1...<br><br>
540MHz 4-4-4-12-1T 2.25v - POST and my Vista score goes up to 5.8 from 5.7 (no time to benchmark... come on; it's my lunch break). So, I get excited and curious. I know I can't get 1T with over 800, so I start OCing the speed...<br><br>
I try:<br>
1080MHz 4-4-4-12-2T 2.2v - No POST<br>
1080MHz 5-5-5-15-2T 2.2v - POST, but BSOD loading Windows<br>
1080MHz 5-5-5-15-2T 2.3v - POST, but BSOD loading Windows<br>
1080MHz 5-5-5-15-2T 2.35v - POST, but BSOD loading Windows<br><br>
So, right now I'm back to 810MHz 4-4-4-12-2T 2.25v. This also gives me 5.8 score.<br><br>
The moral of the story is 4x1GB is finicky in Vista, sure... but I can certainly live with 2T at 810. BTW, What's going on with the Windows score? 540 1T = 810 2T? Does the command rate matter THAT much, or does it just have a weird way of scoring? I don't intend to do performance benchmarks until after I install x64 this weekend, so I guess I might end up answering that one on my own.
 

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Bloodthurstyemu, how have you got such good timings at 1068Mhz? I cant get my 1066Mhz stuff to do cas 4... nor can i run it at over 1100Mhz?<br><br>
Can anyone assist me in getting it up to 1150 maybe?<br>
And no, all command rate does i think is try to squeeze in more ram cycles.<br><br>
2T will allow your RAM to clock higher and generally with intel rigs, more mhz is better than command rate and timings.
 

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it is the 680i chipset that is finicky with 4GB of ram, not vista.
 

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Stock:<br>
DDR2-800, PC2-6400<br>
Effective Frequency: 800Mhz<br>
Advertised Timings: 4-4-4-12-2T<br>
Advertised Voltage: 2.2v<br><br>
Current OC:<br>
Effective Frequency: 920Mhz<br>
Timings: 5-4-4-15-2T<br>
Voltage: 2.2v<br><br>
2x 1GB
 

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Type of Crucial Ballistix: DDR2. PC2-6400<br>
Running Frequency: 1000mhz<br>
Timings: 5-3-3-9-21-2T<br>
Voltage: 2.1v<br>
Memory Size: 2GB (2 x 1 GB)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

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Type: DDR2 PC2-6400<br>
Frequency: 960Mhz<br>
Timings: 4-4-4-12 - 2T<br>
Voltage: 2.2v<br>
Memory Size: 2GB (2 * 1GB)
 

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Yeah, thats what i was thinking, maybe the 680i chipset doesn't cope well with fast ram?<br><br>
Not saying that my 1066Mhz isn't fast but it would be nice to push it a bit or maybe get cas4 out of it.<br><br>
And wow, we have a lot of ballistix members in the first 2 mins.
 

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Type: DDR2 PS2-6400<br>
Frequency: 400 MHz<br>
Timings: 4-4-4-12 -2T<br>
Voltage: 2.1v<br>
Memory Size: 2GB (2 x 1GB)
 

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PC2-6400 (2GB)<br>
2.1 volts<br>
1100mhz 5-5-5-15 2T (everything else AUTO)<br><br>
on an evga 650i Ultra motherboard (really a great motherboard)
 

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Well, my Crucials I got are i believe picked out because they have overclocked like crazy. At one point I got them over 1100Mhz with 4-4-4-12 @ 2.2v. I think I just got a really good pair of Ballistix.<br><br>
I should really update my system lol.
 
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That is very very good ballistix.<br><br>
I cant seem to do over 1100 stable on my pc8500 set.<br><br>
Whats your NB Voltage?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Stock:<br>
DDR2-800, PC2-6400<br>
Effective Frequency: 800Mhz<br>
Advertised Timings: 4-4-4-12-1T<br>
Advertised Voltage: 2.2v<br><br>
Current OC:<br>
Effective Frequency: 920Mhz<br>
Timings: 5-4-4-15-1T<br>
Voltage: 2.2v<br><br>
2x 1GB</div>
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Its not 1t its 2t. At 1t you should have lower mhz.
 

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TheRocker, I sent you an invite in Xfire.
 
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Stock:<br>
DDR 400, PC3200<br>
Effective Frequency: 200MHz<br>
Timings: 2-2-2-6<br>
Voltage: 2.8v<br>
Memory Size: 1GB (2x512MB)<br><br>
Current O/C:<br>
DDR 500<br>
Effective Frequency: 250MHz<br>
Timings: 2.5-3-3-8<br>
Voltage: 2.9v
 

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Oh yeah! CAS4... Check out this for a sweet screenie.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j301/Tom_418/system.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I think i am happy with how my ram running. Its at stock voltage and speed but i have lowered the timings from 5-5-5-15 to 4-4-4-12.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>The_Rocker</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=453b4c90ea6adb23f310222044b120df&p=2772302#post2772302"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh yeah! CAS4... Check out this for a sweet screenie.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j301/Tom_418/system.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I think i am happy with how my ram running. Its at stock voltage and speed but i have lowered the timings from 5-5-5-15 to 4-4-4-12.</div>
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be sure to run memtest to ensure stability, m8. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 
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