Monday, November 12th 2012

Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP DDR3 Memory Pictured

Micron's channel brand Crucial Memory is on the verge of launching half-height DDR3 memory modules for the enthusiast PC market, under the Ballistix Sport VLP series. Pictured below, next to standard Ballistix Sport modules, the VLP ("very low profile") series consists of memory modules that are nearly half the height of standard 240 pin UDIMMs, making them ideal for crammed up mini-ITX builds. The series will be available in most common configurations, the one pictured below runs at DDR3-1600 MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24, and 1.35V DRAM voltage. The modules will be available in 4 GB and 8 GB densities, and will make up single-, dual-, and quad-channel kits.

Source: Hardware.info
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21 Comments on Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP DDR3 Memory Pictured

#1
XL-R8R
Would running 1.5v through these seem a little aggressive/would the DIMMs mind at all over a period of time?


I always get a little worried with RAM voltages these days.... especially compered to the old DDR2 glory years where 2.4v on some awesome D9s always got good results and was fine so long as active cooling (or cold air!) was applied. :roll:
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#2
Chaitanya
This one manufacturer I have starting hating. I remember overclocking DDR 400 and DDr2 ballistix to insane speeds without ever failing on me but with DDR3 quality control has gone down with Crucial it seems. :banghead:
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#3
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
really, my Crucials still clock damn strong, and I can still lower the timings just like back in the DDR and DDR2 days;)
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Got a couple sets of the fullsize ballistix DDR3 cheapies in a couple computers I have built all work fine and clock well.
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#5
drdeathx
by: Chaitanya
This one manufacturer I have starting hating. I remember overclocking DDR 400 and DDr2 ballistix to insane speeds without ever failing on me but with DDR3 quality control has gone down with Crucial it seems. :banghead:
Well, things have changed. These Crucial ballistic Sport series are really kick ass for the price(sub $50 for 2 x 4G modules) They overclock to 2133MHz and are darn close in performance to modules that cost twice as much. In a matter of fact, read/wrote/copy and latencies at cas11 are very close to GSkills 2400MHz Tridents tuned at 2133MHz cas9.





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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
Well, things have changed. These Crucial ballistic Sport series are really kick ass for the price(sub $50 for 2 x 4G modules) They overclock to 2133MHz and are darn close in performance to modules that cost twice as much. In a matter of fact, read/wrote/copy and latencies at cas11 are very close to GSkills 2400MHz Tridents tuned at 2133MHz cas9.
Same thing as the Samsung LP LV modules which hit 2400mhz pretty commonly.

People have hit as high as 2800mhz however

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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
I think your off topic here.
Not really it's another 30nm low profile kit this is a direct competitor and comparison of them. I know were I would prefer to spend my $40.
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#9
drdeathx
by: cdawall
Not really it's another 30nm low profile kit this is a direct competitor and comparison of them. I know were I would prefer to spend my $40.
LOL your at 4G. and 2T on Command rate. Wheres the comparison? 2400MHz at 1T will give better performance BTW.
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#10
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: drdeathx
LOL your at 4G. and 2T on Command rate. Wheres the comparison? 2400MHz at 1T will give better performance BTW.
Meh. Performance is too dependent on board used and BIOS used, actually.


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#11
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
LOL your at 4G. and 2T on Command rate. Wheres the comparison? 2400MHz at 1T will give better performance BTW.
MY mistake forgot you were god since you do reviews



These aren't my rig I lack an i5 3570/3770, but this guy was nice enough to post results which beat your crucial sticks so...Again 2x4gb $40 shipped I am still buying these.
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#12
drdeathx
LOL latency sux. BTW I used to review........ 35.0...:laugh: Plus your at 5GHz..... Not a fair comparision but I guess you knew that. Plus your using AMD but the read/write/copy are quite good. Again, those modules are not on topic... Perhaps you should start a memory competition thread?
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
LOL latency sux. BTW I used to review........ 35.0...:laugh: Plus your at 5GHz..... Not a fair comparision but I guess you knew that. Plus your using AMD but the read/write/copy are quite good. Again, those modules are not on topic... Perhaps you should start a memory competition thread?
Can you not see images? Look at the photo again it is quite clearly a 3570K.

Heck you seem to have take my post completely wrong on the first one all I was tossing out there was that the low profile modules seem to clock quite well. There was no samsung is better than crucial nothing just a simple these cheap modules do 2800mhz and are low profile.
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#14
drdeathx
by: cdawall
Can you not see images? Look at the photo again it is quite clearly a 3570K.

Heck you seem to have take my post completely wrong on the first one all I was tossing out there was that the low profile modules seem to clock quite well. There was no samsung is better than crucial nothing just a simple these cheap modules do 2800mhz and are low profile.
My bad looked at your specs and saw crosshair. Anywho. Make a seperate thread. Your the one that jumped in..... with a entirely different brand.
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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
My bad looked at your specs and saw crosshair. Anywho. Make a seperate thread. Your the one that jumped in..... with a entirely different brand.
LOL those modules have had a following for a while now threads made a while back. Good news is since your not exactly important I could care less what you say to do ;) People have shown competing products in these threads since before you joined this forum.
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#16
drdeathx
So? What are you trying to prove? I don't care what you think to tell you the truth.... Think we should leave the thread be. sheeeesh/ All I did was post some results from the modules ON THE TITLE and you have to come in and show your little twinkie :laugh:

Plus is that your result BTW. It looks like someone elses..:laugh:
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
So? What are you trying to prove? I don't care what you think to tell you the truth.... Think we should leave the thread be. sheeeesh/ All I did was post some results from the modules ON THE TITLE and you have to come in and show your little twinkie :laugh:
That some of the low profile modules clock quite well? That crucial isn't the only manufacturer with good low profile modules? That maybe just maybe there was a better option out there?
by: drdeathx
Plus is that your result BTW. It looks like someone elses..:laugh:
Your reading comprehension skills suck.

by: cdawall
People have hit as high as 2800mhz however
by: cdawall

These aren't my rig I lack an i5 3570/3770, but this guy was nice enough to post results which beat your crucial sticks so...Again 2x4gb $40 shipped I am still buying these.
Yup neither posts claims they are mine and the first post has a link to the original thread.
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#18
drdeathx
by: cdawall

Yup neither posts claims they are mine and the first post has a link to the original thread.
:laugh::nutkick: Away with you!
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#19
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: drdeathx
:laugh::nutkick: Away with you!
You didn't even review the same kit as what is listed.

Here is what you reviewed. If you would be bothered to notice it is not the same as the VLP modules listed. It has as much place in this thread as mine seeing how they are not the same thing either.

Do you even know if the kit you reviewed is the same 30nm D9 modules that are going onto the new VLP series parts? You sure didn't take the heatspreaders off in your review to check. Heck you didn't even list the voltages you used in your review. :laugh: What a waste.
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: XL-R8R
Would running 1.5v through these seem a little aggressive/would the DIMMs mind at all over a period of time?


I always get a little worried with RAM voltages these days.... especially compered to the old DDR2 glory years where 2.4v on some awesome D9s always got good results and was fine so long as active cooling (or cold air!) was applied. :roll:
Dude you could run 1.65v though these and they would probably be fine. It comes down to the memory controller more though.
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#21
INSTG8R
I have a set of BallistX DDR2 800 You could near burn your fingers on them. Not too mention they would never "turn over" on my old P35 Rig cuz they needed the voltage bumped up. I had to buy a cheap set of RAM to set the voltage before I could use them...

I replaced them with a set of OCZ Reapers(That was some great RAM) and they are now in "the pile". First and last go with Crucial.
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