Crucial Ballistix Finned DDR3-1600

DDR3 memory modules that come with software to monitor the temperature the DIMMs. That's ... ehr ... a useful feature?

Crucial has taken one of their standard kits of RAM, attached better heat spreaders and hired a magician in order to get the RAM temperature viewable in a piece of software. The kit itself isn't all that insane in terms of performance, but the temperature monitoring will likely appeal to enthusiasts. If Crucial could broker some kind of deal to get this data included into mainstream overclocking utilities, they'd appeal to an even wider audience. Finally, they need to add shutdown, or alarm features if the RAM temperature exceeds a certain point. This would help extend the life of your RAM and give you a little confidence when pushing it to the limit.


Belgium Massman says:

Whuh? Why do I want to monitor the temperature of my DDR3 memory?

United States BenchZowner says:

It's good when you run your RAM on LN2 :D

K404 says:

Thats a ...fairly short review. Dont see how they can award it so highly in the absence of really good overclocking or a price. I have a kit... still waiting to test. New I5 CPU coming next week, so will get fired in.

Belgium Massman says:

BenchZowner said: It's good when you run your RAM on LN2 :D

I'm quite sure the temp sensor will bug with negative temperature :D

TaPaKaH says:

Massman said: Whuh? Why do I want to monitor the temperature of my DDR3 memory?
new heatspreaders and temperature monitoring tool serve as a nice distraction from the lack of innovation "under the heatspreaders", don't they? :D

Belgium Massman says:

They could always make DDR3-3000 Cl11-15-11, no? :D

TaPaKaH says:

certified to run on supercherry 860/870 with 250 BCLK and 1.7 VTT

sure, why not ? :D

United States Hondacity says:

Massman said: They could always make DDR3-3000 Cl11-15-11, no?



thats super hahahah

Norway knopflerbruce says:

It would be a nice feature on old micron d9, but not on these sticks I think:D

United States Hondacity says:

the old ddr2s were like 10-15w @ 2.5v

United States overclocking101 says:

the temps really dont move much over 30c most I have seen on my review kit is 32c, and they are the same D9 KPT's as the old ballistix, but they look cooler!lol

Australia honkie says:

er, pointless imo...

K404 says: Dunno why the other review couldn't run CAS 7 :p

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