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Watch How Crucial 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:

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  • Nossy
    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
    nice advertisement.
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  • cappster
    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
    It's like watching porn. Satisfying.
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  • Achaios-1328513
    @CRUCIAL: I am not interested in how you make your RAM. These are details that I will no waste my precious time looking into. In the bottomline, it is YOUR responsibility to exercise due diligence to ensure your RAM is manufactured to high quality standards.What I AM interested in is, how does your Warranty Policy looks like. I will tell you why I buy GSKILL RAM only w/o even caring how they manufacture their RAM:GSKILL has got unlimited lifetime Warranty for their RAM modules. They have appointed agents in Europe (Netherlands) to handle Warranty claims, their agents are fast, polite, competent, and it took them only four (days) to send me new RAM modules, free of charge, from the Netherlands to Greece, after they had received my defective RAM kit. The best part is that I wasn't even the original owner of the RAM kit and did not have proof of purchase as I bought them second-hand off e-bay.CORSAIR, on the other hand, screw second-hand buyers because their Warranty ONLY APPLIES TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE RAM kit. So, if you bought your Corsair RAM off e-bay second-hand, you are European, and you need to have a Corsair defective kit replaced you are screwed b/c CORSAIR does not cover second (or third or fourth) hand buyers, making their "Lifetime Warranty" actually a LIMITED warranty.So CRUCIAL, if you want my money, make sure you come up with a similar Warranty Policy with GSKILL's.For exactly the same reasons outlines above, I only buy EVGA GPU's b/c their warranty policy is the best, and they don't treat you like a second-class human if you are from the EU.Hope this post helps people unaware with the fine print of warranty policies.
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  • martel80
    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
    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
    Funny story but for years I read Ballistix as Ball sticks.
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  • Eric Plante
    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
    @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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