I'll be the first one to admit I've been taking my sweet time upgrading
to DDR2. After all, there was no rush to do so as there hasn't been that
many motherboards to choose from. That is all changing as more and more
motherboard choices are becoming available. Now looks like a good time
to jump on the DDR2 bandwagon since I'm upgrading anyway...
thing good about waiting is it gives companies time to work out bugs and
to create better hardware. This is just what Crucial has been
doing...now we have Ballistix DDR2 to play with! According to Crucial,
the Ballistix™ line of high-performance memory modules features advanced
speed grades, low latencies, and integrated aluminum heat spreaders.
Ballistix modules are specifically built for performance enthusiasts who
want to push the performance envelope without worrying about data loss
or corruption, mysterious intermittent errors and display problems, or
worse-the dreaded blue screen of death!
friends at Crucial have sent over a pair of Ballistix DDR2 PC2-5300 for
our testing pleasure. We've taken a look at Crucial's DDR PC4000 and it
was some of the best memory we had ever seen, now let's make the jump to DDR2 and see what this
stuff has to offer!
- Module Size: 512MB
- Package: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
- Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300 (DDR2-667)
- Configuration: 64Meg x 64
- DIMM Type: UNBUFFERED
- Error Checking: NON-ECC
- Speed: DDR2-667
- Voltage: 1.9V
- Memory Timings: CL=4