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Why are Crucial DDR3 1333MHz CL 6-6-6-20 the cheapest DDR3 Ram?

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November 12, 2009 5:27:35 AM

I mean, most other 1333MHz DDR3 ram has 9-9-9-24 latency... yet the Crucial with its insanely low timings is the cheapest DDR3? Am I being fooled or what?

Edit: Forgot to say I'm talking about the BALLISTIX ram (the orange ones). I'm not allowed to edit the topic. :/ 

These: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/memory/crucial_...

Question still stands though.
November 12, 2009 1:24:17 PM

KatanaBob said:
I mean, most other 1333MHz DDR3 ram has 9-9-9-24 latency... yet the Crucial with its insanely low timings is the cheapest DDR3? Am I being fooled or what?

Edit: Forgot to say I'm talking about the BALLISTIX ram (the orange ones). I'm not allowed to edit the topic. :/ 

These: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/memory/crucial_...

Question still stands though.


You are not being fooled. I bought the Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 with 8-8-8-24 timings thinking that I would only get 11-11-11-64 out of it, but sure enough, when I loaded the BIOS and set the XMP profile it recognized the Ballistix as DDR3-1600 @ 8-8-8-24 using 1.65 volts. The most you may have to do, if your mobo does not support XMP profiles, is adjust the voltage and timings manually to get the advertised timings.

Crucial is/was the "generic" RAM for Corsair, so being the lower end Corsair, Crucial has the advantages of economies of scale.

Crucial is good memory and I have used it in 3 machines to date with no issues in achieving the advertised timings.
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