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mnemonik23
06-20-2005, 08:42 AM
My current redline set can do 255. So 4x512 255 2T or 2x1gb Crucial Ballistix 1T?

EDIT: damn, the first item supposed to be 4x512 Redline 2T

CCUABIDExORxDIE
06-20-2005, 08:54 AM
ballistix shoudl run at X-2-2-X 1T, which is really more then enough to make up for the cas latency of 2 or 1.5

agenda2005
06-20-2005, 10:09 AM
I agree that some 2X1GB Ballistix should do 2.5-2-2-x DDR500 at around 2.9-3.1V. So my vote goes to ballistix.

WeStSiDePLaYa
06-20-2005, 11:11 AM
ballistix for sure.

perkam
06-20-2005, 11:25 AM
Redline Powaaa all the way ;)

Perkam

dippyskoodlez
06-20-2005, 11:35 AM
ballistix for sure.
:)

gets my vote... btw poll is messed up.

HousERaT
06-20-2005, 01:10 PM
The ballistix with 1T get's my vote.

mnemonik23
06-20-2005, 02:23 PM
:)

gets my vote... btw poll is messed up.
ballistix than. Thanks for your votes.

yeah, I messed with poll items... sorry :)

mnemonik23
06-20-2005, 08:21 PM
what the diff. between the regular Ballistix (yellow spreaders) and Ballistix Tracer beside the leds (2GB kits)?
Which one is better?
Is it possible that leds on Ballistix Tracer will suck volts necessary for OC and stability :rolleyes: ?

dippyskoodlez
06-20-2005, 08:43 PM
what the diff. between the regular Ballistix (yellow spreaders) and Ballistix Tracer beside the leds (2GB kits)?
Which one is better?
Is it possible that leds on Ballistix Tracer will suck volts necessary for OC and stability :rolleyes: ?


LED's are very low power and shouldnt effect it(if at ALL) much as long as the mobo isnt topped out, which I doubt any are.


shouldnt be a problem at all ;)

mnemonik23
06-20-2005, 08:46 PM
LED's are very low power and shouldnt effect it(if at ALL) much as long as the mobo isnt topped out, which I doubt any are.


shouldnt be a problem at all ;)
so the only diff. are leds, right?

ozzimark
06-21-2005, 06:42 PM
i have a suspicion tracer gets a better bin, but i'm not certain

Otter
06-22-2005, 08:30 AM
Has anyone seen any results for 2x1GB Ballistix? Everything I've been able to turn up is for the 512MB sticks, and for every other line of RAM I've investigated, higher density chips means looser timings and lower OC's.

mnemonik23
06-22-2005, 09:05 AM
i have a suspicion tracer gets a better bin, but i'm not certain
I've heard that they have some sort of a separate chip that controls those leds and more voltage over the stock is not recommended - it might burn...
Is that true about it?
My guess is: more things like that chip or something = more chances that ram goes bad, burns or something else bad.


Has anyone seen any results for 2x1GB Ballistix? Everything I've been able to turn up is for the 512MB sticks, and for every other line of RAM I've investigated, higher density chips means looser timings and lower OC's.
The only one so far I've seen:
http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=62879&highlight=ballistix

dippyskoodlez
06-22-2005, 09:18 AM
I've heard that they have some sort of a separate chip that controls those leds and more voltage over the stock is not recommended - it might burn...
Is that true about it?
My guess is: more things like that chip or something = more chances that ram goes bad, burns or something else bad.


The only one so far I've seen:
http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=62879&highlight=ballistix


hmm.. if its a mosfet-like chip, it would definatly need more cooling, but a lot of LED's run 2.7-2.8v as it is, so 3.3v would definatly be a bad thing. most LED's use just a little resistor and ~2.8v. 3.3v would probably not be good, but it all depends on how its controlled I guess. Theres a crucial tech over ar DFI-street, maybe send him a PM about it, since I doubt, but you never know, you'll get any info from their tech support.

mnemonik23
06-22-2005, 09:27 AM
hmm.. if its a mosfet-like chip, it would definatly need more cooling, but a lot of LED's run 2.7-2.8v as it is, so 3.3v would definatly be a bad thing. most LED's use just a little resistor and ~2.8v. 3.3v would probably not be good, but it all depends on how its controlled I guess. Theres a crucial tech over ar DFI-street, maybe send him a PM about it, since I doubt, but you never know, you'll get any info from their tech support.
thanks, will try to find him.

Otter
06-23-2005, 12:24 AM
The only one so far I've seen:
http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=62879&highlight=ballistix
Hmmm, that person has only two posts on this forum, and the thread on FutureMark is already gone. Given the high OC, I'm a little supsicious. Someone PMed me on another forum recently to tell me about his "secret" source for Crucial Ballistix. I'm fairly sure he was the source, and he was just advertising. This might be the same person.

Edit: If the results are legit, he got much beter sticks than in post 6 of the thread below -- 3-3-3-5 at 250mhz and 2-2-2-5 at 200mhz.
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=378190

agenda2005
06-23-2005, 04:09 AM
I'm interested in those 1GB crucial memory too. If anyone here takes the gamble, please we will like to see how well they overclock.