Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600 MHz CL8 2GB Kit

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600 MHz CL8 2GB Kit

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A Closer Look


The Ballistix DDR3 DIMMs utilize thin aluminum heatspreaders, which look identical on both sides. They are held in place by thermal tape, so you should not pull them off, as this will certainly void your warranty. The yellow looks great and should be a nice eye catcher.


Crucial has decided to keep the Ballistix logo and simply add "DDR3" next to it, to point out the fact, that you are looking at the new generation of system memory.


There are two stickers on the DIMMs. Neither of them clearly state any rated speed or CL setting. You better remember what the memory is rated for, as the SPD programming is different than what it is supposed to run at, but more on that later.


Crucial is a brand from Micron and the PCB used is black. Upon closer inspection you will find two markings on either end. One is "LEVIN" while the other one is made up of 4 numbers followed by the letter C.
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