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Conclusion

Well, this was our introduction of DDR2 Crucial Ballistix memory series to you. The memory modules we have just tested, Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000, proved up to our highest expectations. They demonstrated their ability to run stably at frequencies over 1GHz, and besides that proved stable at frequencies below 690MHz with the most aggressive timings settings.

This way Crucial Ballistix memory modules get into the team of overclocker memory solutions, which we have already reviewed on our site before (see this article for details). However due to higher 2.2V nominal voltage and manufacturer’s stability guarantees, the memory from Crucial managed to reach better results than their competitors from Corsair, OCZ, Mushkin and Patriot.

All in all, Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 turns out a very tasty bit for overclocking fans. Although you should keep in mind some issues we have pointed out in our review today, namely the insufficient information encoded into the memory SPD. Unfortunately, this may cause some compatibility problems with Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000.

 
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