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Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 2 GB Kit

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    Crucial has always been highly thought of by all serious overclockers. They have catered well for the enthusiast market with their Ballistix and Ballistix Tracer range of memory. Today we take a look at the Crucial Ballistix PC2-5300 2 GB kit, which has given us some stunning benchmark results! Reaching speeds of over 1 GHz, and breaking the 10,000 MB/s barrier in Everest Read.

    To read this review go to: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Crucial/Ballistix5300/
     
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    Infrared - very nice job on the speed and timing comparison charts... always interesting to see how dividers affect throughput. Looks like some kick-ass memory for the price, too.
     
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    Thanks Sasqui :)

    It demonstrates why it's so important to stick to 1:1 i think. I was amazed when i could break 10k in everest read with only 1.8v though, i don't think i've ever seen that before. :twitch:
     
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    Hmm, looks good. I need some new ram, this might just be what I'm looking for.
     
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    Wow - I didn't notice the 1.8v at 425 Mhz!!! Holy Shit.
     
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    y does the 425mhz beat the 512mhz even when then 512mhz has tighter timings
     
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    At the 512 Mhz test, the 4:5 divider between the memory speed and the front side bus ("asynchronous") causes some serious latency issues, whereas the 1:1 ("synchronous") divider does not. Idea divider is 1:1, next is 1:2 from what I've read.
     
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    how does the fastest setting of:

    8 x 425 1:1 425 MHz 4-4-4-12 1.8V 10131 MB/s

    need the least amount of voltage, theres others on there with 2.4v even with slower speeds like this setting he tried with mem is using 2.4v, WHY ?:

    8 x 266 1:1 266 MHz 3-2-2-4 2.4V 6620 MB/s
     
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    I think everything else put aside, we can safely say THIS RAM FUCKING OWNS.

    That's all that matters :)
     
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