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|Review: Crucial Ballistix DDR3-2133 4Gb Kit|
|Posted by Will Smith|
|Tuesday, 07 December 2010 22:03|
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The memory modules are packaged in a blister pack is pretty much standard these days. One of the first things thats stands out is the large and mean-looking heatspreader, which is a great bonus and should be more than enough to effectively cool the memory.
No problems with installation. Just make sure you align the notch correctly with the DIMM slot on the motherboard. And remember to hold the ram modules on the sides, avoiding the contacts where possible.
Test Setup and Procedure
To test the memory modules, we used a test rig based on the above components. As you can see, it's a decently spec'd system, enough for what we need. Here are some of the benchmark software which we'll be using:
We enabled XMP in the BIOS options of the motherboard, which actually makes ram run at the lower speed of DDR-1600. This is fine, because we now know that the ram is running at the optimised settings ... matching the motherboard.