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Old 29-01-2015, 01:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation [DDR4] The Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB DDR4-2400 Quad Channel Kit

Wow, super long time no post... had a really good long refreshing break from hardware. Hope all of you had enjoyed your extended festive BF/Christmas/NY run too.

Think this Crucial kit is no stranger to some of the existing forum owners as it is clearly one of the more popular DDR4 kits around for many obvious reasons, foremost being the industry leading superb cost performance of this kit.


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Made in USA
• Competitively priced (among the lowest in the market)
• Factory matched quad channel kit (4 x 4 GB sticks)
• Low profile heatspreaders (no clearance issues)
• Easy to match attractive colours - silver gray/chrome aluminium plates on matte black PCB
• Limited lifetime warranty worldwide (except Germany and France - 10 years from DOP)
• Good RAM and good overclocking?


As for the last bullet point, let's find out soon enough...



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Old 29-01-2015, 01:10 AM   #2
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Tamper proof clear plastic blister pack as shown. Meanwhile note the Singapore office address on the back of the paper insert for locally sourced stock.
















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Old 29-01-2015, 01:13 AM   #3
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cheapest ddr4 2400 memory ?

Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (4GBx4) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) CL16 SR x8 Unbuffered DIMM 288-Pin Memory BLS4K4G4D240FSA @ 199
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oh yeah.... you are back! hope to see more sexciting reviews from you...

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how do I remove those heat spreaders...

slap on some EK Monarch and it'll look sweet

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can oc ?
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Old 29-01-2015, 11:40 AM   #7
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Possibly.

oh yeah.... you are back! hope to see more sexciting reviews from you...

Hey, thanks for the welcome.

Had to take a good long year end break from everything cos it's been a super busy 2014. Slowly winding down over time too...

how do I remove those heat spreaders...

slap on some EK Monarch and it'll look sweet
Hmm, DDR4 actually runs cool but if you are going more for the complete H2O looks...

can oc ?
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Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB Kit (4GBx8) DDR4 2400
Hey ondooy, exactly the same stuff as on my present test rig except that you are using 2 Sport kits, song lah you definitely should be posting and sharing your user experience here too.




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Welcome back. All along i thought where have you been!
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Hey hey roy, had been enjoying quality time with the folks all over, hardware takes a backseat during such breaks. Anyway, seriously thinking of winding down liao cos I had enjoyed the peace and quiet tremendously...

Hopping over to DDR4 yet?
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Hey hey roy, had been enjoying quality time with the folks all over, hardware takes a backseat during such breaks. Anyway, seriously thinking of winding down liao cos I had enjoyed the peace and quiet tremendously...

Hopping over to DDR4 yet?
Haha thats why i came in.

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all i can say is it's the cheapest ddr4 2400 16gb mem out there.

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Price drop on Amazon by another 10usd

the pricing is so attractive, i'm wondering if I should get another set and just get rid of my Corsair Sticks and run all Crucial.

currently have Corsair 2800 16gb and the Crucial Sport 2400 26gb Kits on hand.
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Haha thats why i came in.

Hope to see some inspiring post and reviews!
Let's hope you will not be disappointed then.

all i can say is it's the cheapest ddr4 2400 16gb mem out there.
Meaning you are running the RAM at stock then?

Price drop on Amazon by another 10usd

the pricing is so attractive, i'm wondering if I should get another set and just get rid of my Corsair Sticks and run all Crucial.

currently have Corsair 2800 16gb and the Crucial Sport 2400 26gb Kits on hand.
If you really need 32GB RAM, a factory matched 32GB kit may be a safer plan.




Test Setup

★ Asus X99-A | i7-5820K | Crucial Sport DDR4-2400 16GB Kit | Intel 730 480GB SSD | NiCu HK 3.0-GTX360 | AMD HD7850 | Corsair RM850 PSU ★

The factory stock voltage is 1.20V while most enthusiast DDR4 kits are rated at 1.35V.

Sticking to an arguably safe middling voltage of just 1.30V memory, I started pushing the clocks from the stock DDR4-2400 16-16-16 2T and soon, easily achieved DDR4-2666 14-14-14 1T as shown below

DDR4-2400 16-16-16 2T vs DDR4-2666 14-14-14 1T ie. higher frequency with yet tighter timings

The more adventurous can shoot for even higher speeds or tighter timings at higher voltages as this kit has been reported to scale well in that aspect.



Now the test rig looks nicely colour matched for a Gotham Gothic theme party - Crucial Ballistix Sport kit with the black Asus X99-A mobo and sleeved Corsair RM850 cables, the turqoise HIS Radeon is kinda out of place though.





* With more time, effort and voltages invested, one can expect to do better as results close to DDR4-3000 have been reported in some batches eg.
2935MHz - pcgameware.co.uk (actual voltage, stress testing levels used not mentioned)

* As usual, overclocking is a delicate balance of everything including luck so YMMV.



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