Ballistix Sport LT 32GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM on ASRock X299E-ITX/AC

Overclocking

Overclocking is never guaranteed so the presented results may vary from results on other memory kits. I am not recommending overclocking if you do not know what are you doing. High voltages may damage hardware and it will not be covered by warranty.

I won’t hide I wasn’t expecting to set much above DDR4-3200 knowing how most Micron based memory kits are overclocking. Each try was a surprise so playing with this memory was simply a lot of fun.

First step was DDR4-2666 at tight timings. I couldn’t make it run at less than CL15-15-15 so hard to call it great result so I’ve moved to higher frequency.

DDR4-3000 CL17 so also nothing special if we compare it to standard size DIMM.

DDR4-3200 CL18 and I thought it will be end of the adventure …

but after relaxing timings some more I’ve seen DDR4-3400 CL18

Why not to try DDR4-3600 ? …

DDR4-3733 already required CL19 and DDR4-3866 couldn’t boot below CL20 so I skipped both and went for the crown ( not expecting it will even boot ).

Big surprise! DDR4-2666 SODIMM memory overclocked to DDR4-4000 at 1.35V!

Even at sub-timings set to auto and quite relaxed main timings we can see 100GB/s read bandwidth in AIDA64.

DDR4-4100 was too much and one of the memory modules was not working in Windows while two or three could boot up to DDR4-4150.

At the end DDR4-4000 after some timing tweaking and magical 110GB/s read bandwidth! What’s even more impressing is that at these settings test PC runs 24/7 for nearly two weeks!

Once again, overclocking potential of the Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2666 SODIMM memory exceded all my expectations. It wouldn’t be possible without ASRock X299E-ITX/AC which is simply amazing little motherboard.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.