Friday, December 10th 2010

Crucial Announces Ballistix DDR3-1866 and DDR3-2000 Memory with Thermal Sensors

The popular Crucial Ballistix line just stepped up a gear. Announcing Crucial Ballistix with Thermal Sensor memory modules now in speeds of DDR3-1866 MHz in capacities of 2GB, 4GB kits (2x 2GB) and 6GB kits (3x 2GB), and DDR3-2133 MHz modules in capacities of 2GB or 4GB kits (2x 2GB). This high performance RAM incorporates the new thermally improved finned design and built-in thermal sensor. Available in dual and three channel kits, these memory modules are designed for the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 systems. And coupled with the recently announced Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan, this is one “cool” kit of memory.

Products:
  • Crucial Ballistix with Thermal Sensor DDR3-1866 (product page)
  • Crucial Ballistix with Thermal Sensor DDR3-2133 (product page)
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13 Comments on Crucial Announces Ballistix DDR3-1866 and DDR3-2000 Memory with Thermal Sensors

#1
jasper1605
I like the look of them. I wonder how tight their timings can get beyond the stock levels of 9s
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
how does one read the temperatures?
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#3
AthlonX2
HyperVtX™
I havent really played with them yet as far as overclocking but here's the temps @ 1333

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#4
timta2
These look sweet, but since I've had so many problems with Micron/Crucial over the years I don't think I could take a chance on em'. I know they have a fan to keep them "cool", but that isn't a good sign to me, and software to watch the temps? It seems like they are concerned with heat. Maybe they have been losing too much money on RMAs?
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sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
I have the 2133 kit and can get to near 2300 with stock timings and volts. Gotta love the kit;) The fan is very clean looking that just released as well. Software is cool, even offers a logging feature so you can go back after gaming/benching and see how they did.
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#6
jasper1605
That's awesome. Thanks for the info sneeky. You certainly like your fast RAM don't you? haha. Is there an advantage to having such fast speeds in it over 1600s? (or 2000 in my case?)
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sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: jasper1605
That's awesome. Thanks for the info sneeky. You certainly like your fast RAM don't you? haha. Is there an advantage to having such fast speeds in it over 1600s? (or 2000 in my case?)
you mean aside from e-peen and slightly better synthetic test scores, not really, but why should I go easy on the memory when the rest of the system is so highly abused?;)

Some guy did a review on the software and fan, got a bit of an OC going too...http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3694/crucial_ballistix_active_cooling_fan_w_memory_overview_display/index.html
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#8
LAN_deRf_HA
Personally I decided to start buying 2400mhz sticks. They're pretty cheap now and they give you such a nice range of scalability, and it seems sandybridge can actually run them at those speeds.
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#9
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
I havent been able to crack the secret to 2400 with these yet. Both my other sets, Tridents do it at 1.72V and the Patriots are set to do 2400 stock. If you have an i7 860 or better, I wouldn't go w/o the 2400 kits either.
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#10
gumpty
Where's the 8GB (2x4GB) kits?
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#11
scaminatrix
Looks nice and clean without a label, I like the way the model number etc. are printed straight onto the heat spreader.
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Ok I definitely like the thermal sensors built in :)
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