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Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800 RAM

Author:  Jack Wells
Date:  2008.09.04
Topic:  Memory
Provider:  Crucial
Manufacturer:  Crucial

Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400

Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-8500


The Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400 ram kit is part of Crucial's line of RAM aimed at performance users.  Crucial is a division of Micron, which is one of the largest manufactures of DRAM chips in the world, this sets a lot of high expectations for this RAM kit. The ram kit is rated at 6.4 GB/sec of max transfer with pretty tight timings. This allows for a good balance of timings and bandwidth and leaves plenty of room either way for an overclock.

Specifications According to Crucial

Module Size

1 GB
Pin Number 240-pin
DDR Technology DDR2-800
Max Bandwidth

6.4 GB/s

Voltage Rating 2.0V
Timings 4-4-4-12


Width 5.25 Inches
Height 1.18 Inches

Closer Look

This is the full length of the RAM, as you can see it has sleek yellow heat sinks running down each side of the RAM.

Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400
Full sticks of RAM
Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400 Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400
Close up of the front
Close up of the back

To install the RAM sticks simply align the notch in the memory module with the notch in your motherboard and push in.  Don’t be afraid to push hard, but always apply straight downward force with the back of the motherboard supported on a surface that won’t ruin the solders.  When you hear both tabs click you know you got it in.  Pay careful attention to what slots you plug the RAM into if you would like it to be dual channel.  Usually the manual to the motherboard will tell you more about this.

Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400 Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400
DIMM slots
DIMM slots with RAM inserted


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