Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 Memory Kit Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Crucial has arguably been at the forefront of the memory industry since its creation in late 1996. They were the first company to sell memory directly to consumers, they were the first to offer a lifetime warranty, and their products have always overclocked very well. In 2004, they introduced the high-performance Ballistix memory line, and competed in a niche market occupied by the likes of Corsair, Mushkin, and OCZ. ThinkComputers has just reviewed the Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 2GB DDR2 memory kit.
Heres what they had to say:
Once again I am impressed with Crucial Memory! As far as performance goes these modules rock! There is quite a difference between PC2-8500 and PC2-6400! Setting up the modules was easy and I did not have any problems while doing any of my tests. The modules overclocked great too. I was able to get an extra 154Mhz out of them bringing them up to PC2-1220Mhz speeds. I am new to overclocking on Intel systems so I bet someone with more experience could get even more out of the modules.
While these might not be the cheapest modules on the market, those extra dollars are well spent in my opinion. First, you get world-renowned Micron chips. Second, you get Crucials terrific customer service and lifetime warranty. Personally, I have never heard anyone regret their purchase of Crucial RAM, and I think that says a lot.
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