Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1866 8GB Kit - Final Conclusion

Article Index
Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1866 8GB Kit
Specifications and Features
Let the Benchmarks Begin
Benchmarks Continue
Final Conclusion


The Crucial Ballistix Elite series DDR3 PC-3 14900 2x 4GB memory kit performed great.  It outperformed the 8GB Corsair memory kit and still has some room to play with.  An advanced user could most definitely find some more speed by changing timings and settings in BIOS or even over-clocking the CPU and RAM to gain every extra MB of transfer available.  The Crucial Ballistix Elite series 8GB kit can be found online for $50.  This puts it in line with other manufacturers of equivalent memory.  Overall, I was pleased with the performance of the Crucial Ballistix Elites series.  It ran at its advertised speed without any problems.


  • Competitive pricing
  • High quality construction



  • Heat-spreader height could be an issue with some CPU coolers




I would like to thank Crucial for sending BCCHardware these samples for review. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the forum link below.