Friday, September 21, 2018
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Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low Profile DDR3-1600 16GB Memory Kit Review

When it comes to performance memory there are quite a few choices.  The one thing you always want to consider is the actual height of the modules.  Many aftermarket CPU coolers actually may cover the memory slots on your motherboard.  This means you could be limited to what memory you can use.  This has actually been a problem for quite a while now.  The only real solution was to go with a watercooling setup, but many people do not want to deal with that.  Crucial has finally solved the problem by releasing Low Profile versions of both their Ballistix Tactical and Ballistix Sport memory.  Today we are taking a look at the Ballistix Tactical LP memory, more specifically the BLT2K8G3D1608ET3LX0 kit.  It is a 16GB kit running at 1600MHz with timings of 8-8-8-24 at 1.35v.  Let’s take a look!

Special thanks to Crucial for providing us with the Ballistix Tactical Low Profile DDR3-1600 16GB Memory Kit to review.

Specifications
Module Size: 16GB kit (8GBx2)
Package: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
Speed: DDR3 PC3-12800
Timings: 8-8-8-24
Voltage: 1.35V

Packaging
The Ballistix Tactical Low Profile memory comes in your standard clamshell package that you are used to seeing.  On the front there is a sticker that gives us all of the information about our kit.  On the back there is a hefty amount of information about Crucial Ballistix memory modules.

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low Profile DDR3-1600 16GB Memory Kit Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low Profile DDR3-1600 16GB Memory Kit

To give you a good idea of how the Ballistix memory comes and a brief overview check out our unboxing and overview video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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