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|Review: Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR3-1866 - 16Gb Kit|
|Posted by Dexter K.|
|Thursday, 02 February 2012 00:33|
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One thing I found to be a pain in the butt was the packaging. I am not a big fan of blister packs at all. If crucial could throw them in a cardboard box, or make the package reuseable in some sort of way that would be great.
The memory itself has pretty large heatspreaders, almost too large in my opinion. When trying to install a Noctua NH-D14 I was unable to do so due to how tall the memory is. For people with smaller heatsinks there should not be an issue, but if you use a 38mm fan on your air heatsink you could run into problems as well if your motherboard does not have a large enough space between the ram slots and the motherboard socket.
Throughout testing the memory had a tendency to get warm to the touch. While this is not a bad thing is does mean that the heatspreaders are making proper contact with the memory chips so make sure that there is airflow on the memory, especially if you are running a watercooling system.
If you are new to installing memory, thanks to Bobnova here is a quick and easy guide:
Test Setup and Procedure
The following system will be used to test this ram:
We'll be using the following benchmarks and identification programs: