The Crucial Ballistix 1600 Mhz ram preformed better than most would have thought. It offers a lot of potential to overclockers and enthusiasts. The Ballistix excelled in our tests. The higher the Mhz, the better it proved to be. Even though I was limited by my motherboard and processor I was able to obtain 1800 Mhz which is a good 200 Mhz over stock settings at 1600 Mhz. The other really cool feature of the Ballistix which you haven’t be able to do before is you’re able to see real time temps of the Ballistix using the Crucial M.O.D. utility. The only pain in the neck about the utility is that you have to find it on their website because it isn’t included with the Ballistix. Google does wonders in trying to find the tool. I was impressed with the results of the Ballistix at either stock or overclocked settings. You will be pleased to see what they can do.
The only thing about the ram that I didn’t like was that if you are using a tower cooler you might not be able to fit them in unless you removed the front of the cooler. I was lucky enough to be able to get both stick in without any problems at all. If you were to have two kits of the Ballistix you would have a hard time with most CPU Coolers.
This ram isn’t on the market but according to their site it’s listed at $178. Overall ThinkComputer gives the Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kit a 9 out of 10 score.
– Great Overclocker
– Looks stylish
– Performs well
– Temp sensors
– Does no come packaged with the Crucial M.O.D. software