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Watch How Crucial Ballistix DRAM is Made

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A peek inside the factory where Crucial's Ballistix DRAM is made.

Chances are, if you're reading Tom's Hardware, you probably put a lot of thought into the various components and parts that make up your PC. But how much time do you spend thinking about where they come from, and how much do you know about how they're made? Our friends over at Crucial just sent us the video below, which shows the process that goes into creating its Ballistix DRAM as well as the testing process that Crucial DRAM goes through before it is shipped out. Check it out below:


How Crucial Ballistix is Made

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    Nossy , February 19, 2014 5:53 AM
    Crucial >>> Corsair.I have these rams and they are awesome. Never will go back to Corsair. All the pairs of Corsairs I've purchase usually have one stick go out within a year.
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    drwho1 , February 19, 2014 6:26 AM
    nice advertisement.
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    cappster , February 19, 2014 7:15 AM
    That video reminds me of what it was like working in the FAB at Micron (I worked in Dry Etch). I also remember being miserable in those hot clean room suits for 12hrs a night. Twas a good job even though people were walked out of the building on the regular.
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    ZeroRequiem , February 19, 2014 7:39 AM
    It's like watching porn. Satisfying.
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    martel80 , February 19, 2014 8:24 AM
    Those high heat sinks are utter garbage. They don't help much (if at all) and they get in your way while installing other components into a case.
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    Pinhedd , February 19, 2014 8:41 AM
    Crucial >>> Corsair.I have these rams and they are awesome. Never will go back to Corsair. All the pairs of Corsairs I've purchase usually have one stick go out within a year.
    Crucial is Micron's retail brand name. I believe that Corsair primarily uses Hynix SDRAM (same as Mushkin and G.Skill) but they have used Micron in the past.
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    stratplaya , February 19, 2014 9:10 AM
    Funny story but for years I read Ballistix as Ball sticks.
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    Eric Plante , February 19, 2014 9:12 AM
    The 1st shot of a wafer being moved on a robot are the machines the company I work for make. Ion Implanters. I agree Cappster. Cleanroom suits are a PITA.
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    CaedenV , February 19, 2014 10:55 AM
    @AchaiosThe short warranty you never have to use is infinitely better than the long warranty that you are almost guaranteed to have to use.@martel80absolutely agree! Tall heat sinks are a thing of a bygone era. They do nothing to add extra cooling, and only cause compatibility issues If ram needs extra cooling they could do a lot better by having a rougher surface on the face of the heat sink rather than extending the top of it... but it would not look as cool. Still, you can get just as fast of memory within a normal profile package, and that is always what I will get for my builds.
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    mamasan2000 , February 19, 2014 5:52 PM
    I've had Kingston, Crucial, Corsairs over the years. Corsairs are the only ones I've had to replace and those were broke on arrival. Lifetime warranty ends up being 5 years anyway. New tech introduced, old tech phased out. With that said, Ballistix have life-time warranty. I own a set. Lot better than the corsairs I own. Lower voltage, faster speeds, same price.
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    spat55 , February 21, 2014 12:20 PM
    Well that was a bad advertisement.
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    danwat1234 , March 4, 2014 6:43 PM
    1:05, the video doesn't seem to show how the silicon dies are installed in chip packages. It skips from cutting the dies out of the wafer to putting them on reels for pick and place machines to put them on PCBs.