Crucial Ballistix DDR2 PC-8000 2GB Memory Kit

First in our series of DDR2 memory reviews, we will look at Crucial Technology's DDR2 offerings in the form of the Ballistix PC-8000 2GB memory kit. So what is Ballistix memory? The Ballistix line is specifically built for performance enthusiasts who want to push the performance envelope without worrying about data loss or corruption, mysterious intermittent errors and display problems, or worse — the dreaded BSOD! The Ballistix line of high-performance memory modules features advanced speed grades, low latencies, and integrated aluminum heat spreaders. Targeted towards performance enthusiasts, we will test Crucial's kit of memory with this in mind.


The kit of memory is specified to run at PC-8000 (DDR2-1000) with timings of 5-5-5-15 at 2.2 volts. Like many other performance memory kits, our Ballistix kit came with a matched pair of modules designed to run in dual-channel configuration (2x1GB).

Module Size 2GB kit (1GBx2)
Package Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
Feature DDR2 PC2-8000
Configuration 128Meg x 64
Error Checking NON-ECC
Speed DDR2-1000
Voltage 2.2V
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15


The programmed SPD values of the modules are as follows.