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Great deal on Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800

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January 3, 2008 4:07:11 AM

I got a newegg email on this, not sure if the link will take you guys to it without a newegg account.

Anyway, it 2x1Gb sticks of 4-4-4-12 Crucial for $40 after a MIR. Not a bad deal at all for Crucial.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 3, 2008 4:55:34 AM

It is about time Crucial joined the party!
January 3, 2008 5:13:13 AM

Yeah man, $40 for some damn Crucial isn't bad, actually it's very nice.
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January 3, 2008 5:18:58 AM

That's nice, I got mine for $65 after rebate a few months ago, good stuff, easily hits DDR2-1000 stock voltage!
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January 3, 2008 6:20:50 AM

weskurtz81 said:
Yeah man, $40 for some damn Crucial isn't bad, actually it's very nice.


I don't really understand your viewpoint: My Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 is some of the best memory I've tested, and I even got two kits 9 months apart. Both go over 1200 MHz data rate at CAS 5 and 800 at CAS 3.

What kind of crap would you promote?
January 3, 2008 6:37:23 AM

ummm.... I think you took that the wrong way man. Why in the world do you think I wasted my time starting this thread..... it's friggin Crucial.... for $40!!!!

WTF do you think I am promoting? Crucial man!!! For 40 **** dollars. You don't normally see a low latency pair of Crucial memory for anything near that price, and it will run on just about any config..... it's great memory.
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January 3, 2008 6:51:06 AM

When you said "damn Crucial" then said "actually it's very nice" I understood it as a statement like "the memory isn't that great but the low price makes it worth getting"

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January 3, 2008 7:53:38 AM

This damn thread rocks
January 3, 2008 8:12:35 PM

SOOO wish i lived in the states sometimes...

cheapest i can get the stuff for here (AUS) is $215 au OR $189US
January 4, 2008 1:23:35 AM

this ram is compatible with gigabyte ga p35 ds3l mother board right?
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January 4, 2008 2:15:47 AM

bob_digi420 said:
this ram is compatible with gigabyte ga p35 ds3l mother board right?


It's compatible with all motherboards that support DDR2-667 or DDR2-800.
January 4, 2008 4:15:06 AM

is it worth it to get 2 sets of balistic 2 x 1 gig sticks for a total of 4 gigs or is it more worth it to just buy a 2x2 gig set of some ocz titanium or reaper
January 4, 2008 4:31:59 AM

if it's close to the same price I would go for the 4gb sets. This deal might not be for everyone, but for anyone on a budget it's outstanding. To be able to get your mits on some Crucial that is pretty low latency for DDR2 for $40 isn't bad at all.

If it's your personal system, and money isn't as much of an issue, I would go with the 2Gb sticks because it will leave room to add more in the future if you are running a 64bit OS.
January 4, 2008 4:36:57 AM

well the 2x2 gig sets are about 95, the cruial would be 80 for 4x1 gig, i dont plan on upgrading, i just get new systems
January 4, 2008 4:45:08 AM

Well, if it's an Intel system then I would go with whichever you want. If it was an older AMD system, I would go with 2 sticks. I don't think Intel systems new or old have any issues with 4 stick installed. A couple of my old X2 systems didn't like tight timing with all for slots occupied.

Honestly though, unless there is a performance advantage of having 2 sticks over 4, then I would just go with 4.
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January 4, 2008 4:47:15 AM

Some boards have stability issues with 4-sticks, occasionally it even prevents them from booting. I'm speaking of certain Intel chipset motherboards.
January 4, 2008 4:51:53 AM

Oh.... really. So, it's not just AMD then. I would go with two in that case. I knew some of my older boards didn't like to install windows with 4 sticks, or they wouldn't run with tight timings, and some wouldn't run very well at all regardless of settings. But I haven't had a lot of experience with Intel systems so I wasn't sure.

Since I will now be building my second Intel system.... that is good information to know.

Thanks Crash.
January 4, 2008 5:51:40 AM

well im going to be using a p35 chipset on a gigabyte p35 ds3l, do you think there will be any problems with that?
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January 4, 2008 6:40:24 AM

monste4321 said:
well im going to be using a p35 chipset on a gigabyte p35 ds3l, do you think there will be any problems with that?


I don't own that board. I do know that several Gigabyte P35 boards are rumored to have a problem with four modules, but I don't know which boards or which modules are affected.
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