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Crucial Balistix

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Oct 13, 2003
Hi my name is James and I am a RAMaholic.

Here's my take on this memory (which I am buying right now). It runs 400
2-2-2-11 @ 2.8 and it costs $100 less than other RAM that runs at similar spec (albeit lower voltage).


It probably won't be as overclockable but it's the best RAM I have seen for the buck in a long time. Somebody pinch me if I am dreaming!


Contributing Member
Sep 16, 2003
Knoxville, TN
Buying that RAM is a wise decision. Crucial is using re-vamped -5BC for their lineup. -5BC is the RAM found in OCz's Enhanced Bandwith.

I am using that RAM in my sig. If you didnt know already, Crucial is a division of Micron, the maker of the RAM.

In practice -5BC does near PC4000 speeds using 3-2-2-11 (starting with CAS latency) and slightly above PC4000 using 3-2-3-11

-5BC is very similar to BH5 in all reguards except heat output. Unlike BH5, this RAM heats up alot! It would be wise to not put a heatspreader on them, but actual RAM sinks. They produce enough heat to warrent the expense.

<Im not joking my runs near 60c* on load>