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Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1,333MHz review

The aesthetic lover's dream RAM

We liked

For a kit that majors on appearance, the Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1,333MHz turns in pretty decent performance numbers. It also clocks up to 1,866MHz, which is probably enough for most people's needs. At the same time, those funky blue LEDs do add a certain pizzazz. If you like lights with pretty patterns, you'll love this funky DDR3 kit.

We disliked

Never mind the flashing lights, £173 is an awful lot of money for a few sticks of memory. Thus, the harsh truth is that there are several cheaper 6GB triple-channel memory kits that offer more performance for less money. Some also come with superior cooling solutions.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyBallistix Tracer
Memory StandardDDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Size3 GB
Brand NameCrucial
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1333 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
Width30 mm
Length133.4 mm
ManufacturerCrucial
Product ModelBL3KIT12864TB1337
Product NameBallistix Tracer BL3KIT12864TB1337 3GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Product LineBallistix Tracer
Manufacturer Part NumberBL3KIT12864TB1337
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.crucial.com
Marketing Information

Ballistix Tracer memory is specifically built for performance enthusiasts and case modders who want to push the performance envelope while adding flash appeal to their boxes. The Ballistix line of high-performance memory modules features advanced speed grades, low latencies, and integrated aluminum heat spreaders. And, Ballistix Tracer memory is available in variety of colors depending on technology.

Number of Modules3 x 1 GB