Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz 4GB review

Not the Ballistix missiles overclockers may be hoping for...

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As you might expect overclocking the modules gives more bandwidth to play with but it also shows the limitations of the Ballistix 4GB modules.

The fastest stable speed we could get them to run at was just 200MHz above stock speed due to the voltage limitations of the memory chips.

Memory bandwidth

Crucial ballistix ddr3 1600mhz 4gb benchmarks

File decompression

Crucial ballistix ddr3 1600mhz 4gb benchmarks

Overall memory performance (avg thousand particles/second)

Crucial ballistix ddr3 1600mhz 4gb benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyBallistix
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Size4 GB
Brand NameCrucial
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
Width30 mm
Length133.4 mm
Product ModelBL2KIT25664BN1608
Product NameBallistix BL2KIT25664BN1608 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Product LineBallistix
Manufacturer Part NumberBL2KIT25664BN1608
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Ballistix line is specifically built for performance enthusiasts who want to push the performance envelope without worrying about data loss or corruption, mysterious intermittent errors and display problems, or worse the dreaded BSOD. The Ballistix line of high-performance memory modules features advanced speed grades, low latencies, and integrated aluminum heat spreaders.

Number of Modules2 x 2 GB