The Lights & Software
When you first power on your system with the memory you’ll notice that by default the RGB LEDs are teal. Taking a quick look at the modules the 16 RGB LEDs are diffused quite good across the length of the module and there are no dead spots. I also like it that you can see the light shine through the square holes on the sides of the memory.
You can completely control the RGBs using the Ballistix MOD Utility, which we will get into in just a second. Here are some shots of some of the cool looks we were able to achieve using the software.
The next tab down is Temperature which allows you to view the live temperature reading for each individual memory module. You can even set a desktop widget that shows this information, which can be very useful.
The final tab is LED control, which of course is the most important tab. By default you are set in the standard mode. Here you can have all the modules sync (do the same thing) or program each individual module. “Pattern” is the effect and you can set the speed and brightness of each effect. There is a color wheel that allows you to select the color for each pattern, you can also select rainbow as your color too. The “Patterns” include Shift, Gradient Shift, Fill, Stack, Double Stack, Breathing, Motion Point, Inside Out, Color Step, Water Wave, Flashing and Static.
NOTICE: We encountered some sort of compatibility issue with the Ballistix MOD software and NZXT’s CAM software. When we had the MOD software running and launched NZXT CAM the MOD software would freeze and in-turn cause the LEDs on the modules to freeze. If we tried to close the MOD software and open it back up nothing happened. We had to restart the system for to get the MOD software (and our LEDs) working correctly again. Of course without launching NZXT’s CAM software. We’ve contacted both Ballistix and NZXT about this issue and hopefully it is resolved soon as many people looking at this memory might already be running NZXT CAM.