High-Density DDR3: Five Dual-Module 8GB Kits Compared

Crucial DDR3-1333 CAS 9

Also available as single modules and in triple-channel kits, two of Crucial’s CT51264BA1339 4GB DIMMs make up each 8GB CT2KIT51264BA1339 dual-channel kit.

Crucial’s standard components are far more conservatively rated than its Ballistix line, focusing on ultimate stability and compatibility rather than peak performance. These parts consequently require no added voltage and provide no XMP overclocking profiles. But that doesn’t prevent tuners from seeking the highest-possible performance. In fact, we’ve often tested standard components that meet or exceed the capabilities of similarly priced “performance” parts, although this must be proven on a per-product basis.

Given Crucial’s intended market, it’s no surprise that these DDR3-1333 modules are programmed with 9-9-9-25 timings. What is surprising is that they also include a DDR3-1522 automatic-configuration value. The usefulness of the highest setting remains unclear, since these devices aren’t marketed directly for overclockers.

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  • psiboy
    Lets not forget 64 bit too eh Rab1d-BDGR ?
  • staalkoppie
    what are the timings they refer to... Can someone please explain what the are and how to interpret them?
  • waxdart
    I've got 2gb 4-4-4-12 DDR2 800 (PC2 6400).
    Say I've got a mother board that holds ddr2/3 - Would I see much of a change in frame rate if all the other parts stayed the same?
  • Anonymous
    There is no real difference in speed with memory. This just increases performance for larger applications. You will see maybe a change of 1 or 2 fps in games. Is it really worth it? You must remember that the speed of the memory means that it accesses faster. But if the memory isn't always accessed, then it will make little real difference.
  • staalkoppie

    Thank you so much....really appreciated
  • gemmakaru
    Rab1d-BDGRA little footnote to anyone with triple-channel DDR mobos - if you are thinking of putting three of these kits into your machine for a whopping 24GB of RAM then make sure you are using Windows 7 pro/ent/ult - "Home premium" is limited to 16GB of RAM....If you're rich and/or crazy enough to spend that much on RAM then I'm sure the more expensive OS is small change. :-/

    Or Linux.
  • trooth
    Look at this loser company Patriot trying to attain credibility and status by charging more for their crappy produce.
  • mi1ez
    reported. for all the good it seems to be doing!