Crucial Ballistix PC4000 (DDR500) Review - Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Article Index
Crucial Ballistix PC4000 (DDR500) Review
Test Setup and Overclocking
Game Testing with the PC4000
Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Conclusion:

The Crucial Ballistix PC4000 2x 512MB kit is a winner in my book.  This memory can be ran at some of the fastest timings around at PC3200.  Any modules that can run both 400MHz DDR 2-2-2-5, and up to 580MHz DDR 3-4-4-10 are pretty impressive.  If you are building a system to do some hardcore overclocking, or perhaps you just want some RAM that will run tight now and clock up at a later time on some newer hardware, the Crucial Ballistix PC4000 is a good choice that won't break the bank.

Overall, I was extremely impressed at how this memory scaled.  For under $300 CDN, this stuff is worth every penny as has excellent timings at PC3200 and is guaranteed to run 2.5-3-3-8 at PC4000.  Not only that, it has plenty of overclocking headroom to boot.

Pros:

  • PC3200 (DDR400) @ 2-2-2-5
  • Excellent timings 2.5-3-3-8 at DDR500.
  • Overclocks well with reasonable voltage.
  • Lifetime warranty.

Cons:

  • Umm.

Here is how this memory breaks down.

 

BCCHardware.com Rating
Quality:
10/10
Performance:
9/10
Software Pack:
n/a
Stability:
10/10
Features:
8/10
Value:
9/10
Total Score 9.2

 

This memory does very well, and earns our Top Pick award.  I'd have no trouble at all recommending this memory to anyone who wants excellent performance for their dollar.

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Thanks to Crucial for supplying the memory used in this review.