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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Crucial Ballistix ram is garbage

That's pretty much all I have to say. I've had Ballistix ram in my last 3 builds, and in all 3 of them, the ram had to be RMA'ed more than twice. In my most recent experience - I actually got the ram for chump change seeing as my friend won the ram (learning from my previous experiences) I was apprehensive, but for what I paid I couldn't complain. It didn't even last 5 months and started all kinds of problems. I did what I did the last 3 times, and switched to Corsair memory, and problem solved, yet again. I don't know what happened to Micron and Crucial - but they went from being one of the very best manufacturers to absolute crap. Sending the sticks back again for RMA and selling. Anyone need some 1600MHz DDR3?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 05:13 PM
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I tried it once when it was on sale and had rebates. I used it for a couple days, but the PC would freeze or blue screen during games. I returned it and paid the extra for some OCZ.

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I had shitty luck with corsair and OC'ing. I've never run Crucial, but I have the same OCZ stuff that's been running for YEARS in my core2duo.

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The only time I have bought premium quality ram was when I bought Crucial Ballistix. I wasn't even OCing it and it died after a year or so.
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Sounds to me like I'm not the only one with this problem.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-19-2010, 05:32 PM
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i had the same problems way back in the day with some crucial ballistix ddr500 (tccd chips). i can't even remember how many times I had to rma them.

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It's Thursday and Crucial memory still sucks ass.


that is all.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 06:28 PM
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I've had decent luck with Crucial in the past, but many friends with almost the exact same stories. Running Corsair now and absolutely no issues.
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ram is like a box of chocolates...


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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 08:38 PM
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2gb of Mushkin in my desktop for about 5 years now. Runs great
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