Crucial Ballistix 32GB DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory Kit Review


Disclaimer: Overclocking is never guaranteed, so that the results may vary depending on certain conditions and various hardware configurations. I am not recommending overclocking if you do not know what you are doing. High voltages may damage hardware, and the warranty will not cover it.


Overclocking tests were performed on the ASUS Strix B550I-Gaming motherboard, which won’t limit us like the more popular four-DIMM models. Ryzen 7 5700G Cezanne is also used, which offers a much stronger memory controller than the Ryzen 5000 based on the Vermeer architecture.

As you can see above, we reached DDR4-5300, which also passed over an hour of the AIDA64 stability test. CL18 at this setting is also possible, but only better IC will make that. For example, it was possible on the Ballistix MAX DDR4-4400, which also could pass the DDR4-5400 mark at CL18. On the other hand, the tested Ballistix DDR4-3600 is much cheaper, but there is no guarantee how it will be overclocking.

Below are additional settings that were tested and didn’t cause stability issues during tests.

  • DDR4-3600 CL16-17-15-32 1.35V
  • DDR4-4000 CL16-18-16-34 1.45V
  • DDR4-4400 CL18-19-17-34 1.45V
  • DDR4-4800 CL18-21-19-36 1.55V
  • DDR4-5000 CL18-22-20-38 1.60V (Ryzen 4000/5000 APU or Intel 11gen)
  • DDR4-5200 CL18-24-23-39 1.65V (Ryzen 4000/5000 APU or Intel 11gen)

We can count that on Ryzen Vermeer memory controller ratio can be at 1:1 up to DDR4-4000. However, most processors won’t run above DDR4-3800. Using Ryzen Cezanne (so 5000 APU), we can reach even DDR4-4800+ at a 1:1 ratio.

I’m sure that overclocking enthusiasts will have a lot of fun with this memory kit as it gives us a wide range of settings.



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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.