2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Memory from £56.34 delivered
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2 x 1GB Crucial Ballistix Memory from £56.34 delivered

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Found 12th Jun 2007Made hot 12th Jun 2007
Crucial Ballistic memory is now available at crazy prices.

For example:

2 x 1GB PC2-5300 CL3 DDR2 RAM from £55.72
2 x 1GB PC2-6400 CL4 DDR2 RAM from £71.02
2 x 1GB PC2-8500 CL5 DDR2 RAM from £95.06

all delivered after quidco.

Please remember that this this enthusiast memory for motherboards capable of handling 2.1-2.2 volts (i.e. almost all OEM PC manufacturers are unable to)

Should read "almost all OEM PC manufactured computers are unable to".
- ghost101

Correction on prices thx to noodle. Prices are actually £56.34, £71.89, £96.12 respectively after quidco.
- ghost101

33 Comments

Original Poster

Remember to navigate to the above page using quidco.

edit: The PC2-5300 RAM is currently out of stock.

yes excellent ram..and excellent price.

how do you make 95 pounds delivered for the 8500 ? Isn't it only 7% cashback ?

cheers, Mark.

Original Poster

Buckster

how do you make 95 pounds delivered for the 8500 ? Isn't it only 7% … how do you make 95 pounds delivered for the 8500 ? Isn't it only 7% cashback ?cheers, Mark.



crucial.com/uk/…at=

0.93 x £102.21 = £95.06

Hope that helps.

sure does - thanks mate

Mark.

good price for PC2-6400

Original Poster

The question is, will they get lower during the summer season when demand for computers is always lower?

ghost101

The question is, will they get lower during the summer season when demand … The question is, will they get lower during the summer season when demand for computers is always lower?



Wouldn't have thought it'll get significantly cheaper, but possibly a few pounds or so. I, personally, would buy now at those prices, especially for the PC-5300 :thumbsup:

voted hot but come september the prices usually drop significantly just be patient i suppose

The quidco commision on crucial is 7% on price exc VAT. So total prices are a tiny bit higher than stated i.e. £56.34, £71.89, £96.12 respectively :whistling:

voted hot

Original Poster

noodle

The quidco commision on crucial is 7% on price exc VAT. So total prices … The quidco commision on crucial is 7% on price exc VAT. So total prices are a tiny bit higher than stated i.e. £56.34, £71.89, £96.12 respectively :whistling:voted hot



Thx

What is it that makes this better than say, Kingston RAM?

Original Poster

samc

What is it that makes this better than say, Kingston RAM?



I think its safe to say, the market this type of RAM targets know about its positives.

Basically it can reach very fast speeds at tight timings and is actually some of the best RAM out there because of the micron d9 chips.

If that doesnt mean anything to you, its safe to say that this is overkill for you and Kingston valueram would suffice.

ghost101

I think its safe to say, the market this type of RAM targets know about … I think its safe to say, the market this type of RAM targets know about its positives.Basically it can reach very fast speeds at tight timings and is actually some of the best RAM out there because of the micron d9 chips.If that doesnt mean anything to you, its safe to say that this is overkill for you and Kingston valueram would suffice.



So by this u mean RAM for gamers and people doin rendoring etc?

Anyone know if this ram work in a:

Intel 915G Express?

essentially this product? ebuyer.com/UK/…b/0

Don't forget code "CUSTOMPC" for a further 4% off!!!

thedynasty

voted hot but come september the prices usually drop significantly just … voted hot but come september the prices usually drop significantly just be patient i suppose


does the price stay down for good or only for the 'dry' season and then climb up again??

How does this ram compare to teh Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 675MHz/PC2-5400 XMS Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) that were £39.99 on ebuyer before the Google checkout ended ?

I would say the Ballistix beats the Corsair you mention.

what could i sensibly oc kingston DDR2 valueram 667mhz to

i beleive about 750mhz

would this affect performance and would i need to up the voltage???

also if i have a 200mhz fsb wouldnt i need to up it to 333mhz anyway to use 667 ram at its normal speed???

thx in advance

tj9at_jp

Don't forget code "CUSTOMPC" for a further 4% off!!!


it said on quidco to not use coupons or it could invalidate your quidco?

jamfool

Anyone know if this ram work in a: Intel 915G Express?essentially this … Anyone know if this ram work in a: Intel 915G Express?essentially this product? http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/119572/rb/0



Nope, that needs DDR RAM. This is DDR2 RAM

MDX

How does this ram compare to teh Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 … How does this ram compare to teh Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 675MHz/PC2-5400 XMS Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) that were £39.99 on ebuyer before the Google checkout ended ?


if your not overclocking, get the cheapest BRAND name RAM.... these are like.. for people who want to overclock, and these have D9GMH chips... so are very good clockers

Be very careful with this memory.
It is a great price, but quality wise is complete Ballistix!

I know of several people who have had to RMA the memory multiple times.

I've been bitten myself, bought two sets a couple of months ago, RMA'd one 4 weeks later, sold the other.

Bought Geil memory instead.

On the plus side - Crucials RMA's are VERY fast.

Simon/~Flibster

Original Poster

Flibster

Be very careful with this memory.It is a great price, but quality wise is … Be very careful with this memory.It is a great price, but quality wise is complete Ballistix! ;)I know of several people who have had to RMA the memory multiple times.I've been bitten myself, bought two sets a couple of months ago, RMA'd one 4 weeks later, sold the other.Bought Geil memory instead.On the plus side - Crucials RMA's are VERY fast.Simon/~Flibster



Its because they dont realise that these require 2.2v. This has to be manually set in the BIOS. Again, this is an issue of people buying something they know very little about. If you look on ebuyer reviews, there are people RMAing several times. I dont know what the odds of you getting two faulty sets of all 4 sticks being faulty. Very low id imagine. Its very likely the voltage has not been set at 2.1-2.2 volts.

ghost101

Its because they dont realise that these require 2.2v. This has to be … Its because they dont realise that these require 2.2v. This has to be manually set in the BIOS. Again, this is an issue of people buying something they know very little about. If you look on ebuyer reviews, there are people RMAing several times. I dont know what the odds of you getting two faulty sets of all 4 sticks being faulty. Very low id imagine. Its very likely the voltage has not been set at 2.1-2.2 volts.


I beg to differ.

My crucial anniversaries which are very similar to the ballistix (spec wise & possibly the micron chips) that are at 1.8v 4-4-4-4 OC'd. Been like this 24/7 for 5/6 months now. No complaints here :thumbsup:

ghost101

Its because they dont realise that these require 2.2v. This has to be … Its because they dont realise that these require 2.2v. This has to be manually set in the BIOS. Again, this is an issue of people buying something they know very little about. If you look on ebuyer reviews, there are people RMAing several times. I dont know what the odds of you getting two faulty sets of all 4 sticks being faulty. Very low id imagine. Its very likely the voltage has not been set at 2.1-2.2 volts.



Sadly not.
This is on a overclockers forum. They all have the voltage set to 2.1 or 2.2
Mine were at 2.1 and kept on causing the machine to crash. Stuck the old cheap ram in and it was fine.
Put this back in - crashed again.
Ran memtest - failed with too many errors.

This is the problems that seems to arise frequently with this memory. Same as with the old DDR based Ballistix.

Shame - Crucial used to mean quality.

Simon/~Flibster

there's no wide spread problems with these d9gmh ballistix sticks at all, most problems with dying DDR2 is directly related to ppl using 680i boards which overvolt on the memory quite heavily which result in fried sticks when ppl are putting 2.2v through the bios .....about 2.4v real.

ive got 4gb of these sticks running @ 475 4-4-4-15 2.1v on the P5K-DLX board, they fly.

previous DDR 1gb ballistix sticks were a shocker i agree, went through 4 sets of those in 1 year :w00t:

MDX

How does this ram compare to teh Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 … How does this ram compare to teh Corsair 2GB Kit (2x1GB) DDR2 675MHz/PC2-5400 XMS Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL4(4-4-4-12) that were £39.99 on ebuyer before the Google checkout ended ?



if you're an overclocker theres no comparison, ballistix all day long.

D9's?!

Oh hells yeah, if only i had the cash

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR i missed this deal

Flibster

Sadly not.This is on a overclockers forum. They all have the voltage set … Sadly not.This is on a overclockers forum. They all have the voltage set to 2.1 or 2.2 Mine were at 2.1 and kept on causing the machine to crash. Stuck the old cheap ram in and it was fine.Put this back in - crashed again.Ran memtest - failed with too many errors.This is the problems that seems to arise frequently with this memory. Same as with the old DDR based Ballistix. Shame - Crucial used to mean quality.Simon/~Flibster



I've used Crucial memory before with no problems, after it being recommended by friends. However, I recognise your name and know the forum you're referring to (I believe it's the biggest UK overclocking forum), so I would trust this information. I'm one of the higher post count girls on that forum ;).
OT - every time I see your name, I think of a Mr Flibble avatar, but I'm not sure why (ocs?) :oops:.
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