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Enter to Win Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer RAM!

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Looking to treat your system to an additional 4GB of DDR3? Enter our contest here!

When it comes to memory, the more the merrier. We've partnered with Crucial to give away five sets of 4GB kit Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3-1600 Memory, valued at $90.99 each!

The Ballistix Smart Tracer features activity-indicating LEDs on the top edge and ground-effect LEDs along the bottom. Add to it the downloadable MOD utility, and you get the real-time temperature monitoring-and more! Play with even more bling-customized by you. These Smart Tracer modules are available in either Blue/Orange or Red/Green LED color combinations that you can manipulate in real time, switching up the color options. In addition, select from four different LED patterns, adjust brightness, or turn the LEDs on/off. All of this can be done on-the-fly! Turn on the lights — and turn up your performance — with Ballistix Smart Tracer memory.

Entering the contest is simple – all you need to do is fill in the relevant details into this form and you're entered to win.

Contest is limited to residents of the USA (Excluding R.I.) 18 years of age and older. Contest starts on March, 10, 2011 12:01 am, Pacific Standard Time and closes on March 25, 2011 11:59 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

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    Snipergod87 , March 10, 2011 7:56 PM
    Woo, I love the tracer RAM, the lights are awesome.
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    woshitudou , March 10, 2011 8:03 PM
    4gb ram? What is this, 2006?
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    fausto , March 10, 2011 8:06 PM
    hope i win...my motehrboard can handle ddr2 and ddr3....would like to step up
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    AMD_pitbull , March 10, 2011 8:09 PM
    Honestly, the added lighting makes it look cheap, imo.
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    lamorpa , March 10, 2011 8:11 PM
    I suspect that turning on the LEDs doesn't actually 'turn up your performance'
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    zinabas , March 10, 2011 8:13 PM
    Would it be too much to ask for a computer that only has lights for power and hard drive activity. Maybe one more for the power supply for safety's sake. I don't want a video card that glows with a fan that glow next to a cpu fan that glows next to ram that glows on a motherboard that glows. Who told them that lights were cool. (By them I mean every hardware manufacturer.) Last time I check there wasn't an aftermarket cpu cooler on the egg that didn't light up except 2 low profile server models and one old on for LGA775.
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    bv90andy , March 10, 2011 8:17 PM
    first: Contest is limited to residents of the USA... come on... this is a world wide website.
    second... we already have 4GB ram from another company, so we would have to give up those for these.. pretty pointless.
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    lamorpa , March 10, 2011 8:26 PM
    bv90andywe already have 4GB ram from another company, so we would have to give up those for these.. pretty pointless.

    Yeah, that free stuff is a ripoff!
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    tomsresults , March 10, 2011 8:53 PM
    lamorpaYeah, that free stuff is a ripoff!

    Yeah, I just hate free stuff. And i am going to leave a long rant about how the free stuff isn't good enough.
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    slothy89 , March 10, 2011 8:55 PM
    zinabas*snip* Last time I check there wasn't an aftermarket cpu cooler on the egg that didn't light up except 2 low profile server models and one old on for LGA775.

    All Prolimatech Coolers? All Noctua Coolers? All Scythe Coolers? Most Arctic Cooling Coolers? At least half the Coolermaster Coolers?

    All of the above DON'T have LED Fans, therefor don't glow.. OH and the majority work on 775, 1555/1556, 1366, and AM2/+, AM3.

    So either your search criteria on NewEgg is very limited, or you're just blind/dumb... In fact, the first two pages (of 12) of CPU Coolers on NewEgg have only a few LED coolers listed, most are non LED.. LOL!

    But I do agree, LEDs on your RAM modules? Hope they're powered externally not over the RAM Bus... O_o
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    Snipergod87 , March 10, 2011 9:40 PM
    slothy89 they are powered by the RAM bus. I have the DDR2 modules still hanging around, the LEDs blink adn change colo faster when the amont of work the RAM is doing increases esp when doing Memtest 86. The blue led lighitng the DIMM's underneath are on when the system comes on and dont change.

    It add's some color to a otherwise blank spot of your motherboard.
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    slothy89 , March 10, 2011 10:04 PM
    Snipergod87slothy89 they are powered by the RAM bus. I have the DDR2 modules still hanging around, the LEDs blink adn change colo faster when the amont of work the RAM is doing increases esp when doing Memtest 86. The blue led lighitng the DIMM's underneath are on when the system comes on and dont change.It add's some color to a otherwise blank spot of your motherboard.

    or you could get decent ram, aka corsair, and buy an LED rope or cathodes if you want colour.. and that will fill the whole case, eliminating "blank spots" :) 

    the reason I mention hoping the power doesnt come from the bus is that it would add extra strain to it, so overclocking wouldnt be as stable. unnecessary to say the least
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    stingstang , March 10, 2011 10:21 PM
    Lighting effects on RAM? That's so dumb... I want it.
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    Snipergod87 , March 10, 2011 10:33 PM
    slothy89or you could get decent ram, aka corsair, and buy an LED rope or cathodes if you want colour.. and that will fill the whole case, eliminating "blank spots" the reason I mention hoping the power doesnt come from the bus is that it would add extra strain to it, so overclocking wouldnt be as stable. unnecessary to say the least


    The strain is pretty minimal, my system that had the DDR2 version in it has 4 sticks running at 1066 (1057 due to OC) when the board itself only supports 2 sticks at 1066 or 4 sticks at 800.

    I cant speak about how it affects overclocking as DDR2 RAM doesnt like going much beyond 1066 but I have hit 1100.
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    kimyeang88 , March 10, 2011 10:49 PM
    US only again? how about Canada..........
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    a sandwhich , March 10, 2011 11:03 PM
    Every time I look in hope, and every time I see: "Contest is limited to residents of the USA (Excluding R.I.) 18 years of age and older". And every time I curse under my breath.
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    joelmartinez , March 10, 2011 11:11 PM
    Just entered, might be nice because then i'll be able to use 120x38mm fans on my 212+
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    BulkZerker , March 10, 2011 11:29 PM
    Like tracer kits. Awesome stuff. They hookes up kansas lan this byear with A 6 gig kit and the kid who won it about fainted. (Thanks bawls!) He was sad though because he didn't have a comp that ran ddr 3 tho. A little trading and someone else got the kit and everyone was happy.... good times
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    enforcer22 , March 11, 2011 5:28 AM
    a sandwhichEvery time I look in hope, and every time I see: "Contest is limited to residents of the USA (Excluding R.I.) 18 years of age and older". And every time I curse under my breath.


    You asked this in another thread and the "journalist" that wrote the article answered your question pretty well.

    @kimyeang. could be they don't want to pay the extra shipping and fees to ship out of country kinda like why they don't ship to R.I. just for some free stuff. There are also laws in some states where such things are considered under the gambling laws which is illegal almost everywhere.

    I had a friend in Texas tell me you couldn't give away things as prizes for winning a say LAN competition because it was considered such. I never checked the validity of it but if it is something that happens perhaps R.I. has much more strict laws on it.

    But ill pass on the ram the lights make it look stupid. GL to those who enter though.
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    dukenukem , March 11, 2011 5:44 AM
    From the contest rules...

    Quote:
    YOU MAY SUBMIT ONLY ONE ENTRY. MULTIPLE ENTRIES FROM THE SAME PERSON WILL ALL BE DISCARDED. AN ENTRANT MAY WIN ONLY ONE PRIZE.

    ...............

    Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.


    What? Such a nice contradiction, did someone read them before posting them up?
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