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Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (with Red/Green Light) Model BLT2KIT2G3D1608DT2TXRG

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  • DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
  • Timing 8-8-8-24
  • Cas Latency 8
  • Voltage 1.5V

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Crucial is upping the ante on their Ballistix Tactical Series memory. Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer memory delivers advanced speeds and timings, activity-indicating LEDs on the top edge and ground-effect LEDS along the bottom, and support for temperature sensor and M.O.D. utilities along with an integrated heat spreader. It’s the memory for serious gaming. 

Ballistix Tactical Tracer modules are available in 2GB and 4GB module densities running at speeds up to DDR3-1866MHz. With lower latencies, they also support the latest Intel and AMD platforms. At Crucial, each Ballistix module passes rigorous testing to meet or exceed specifications. Price competitive, high quality, and reliable, Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer modules are backed by a limited lifetime warranty and outstanding service and support. 

Light up your gaming experience with the new Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer!

  • newegg Trusted Performance This 4GB (2GB x 2) DDR3 1600 kit, with low CAS latency of 8, has passed rigorous testing to meet or exceed specifications when used on the latest Intel and AMD platforms. Each module features a heat spreader design resulting in up to 30% better performance in heat dissipation over its predecessors.
  • newegg Utility work The Crucial Ballistix MOD utility also allows you to view uptime, voltages, and set alarms for temperatures. Enjoy real-time temperature monitoring and keep tabs on your high-performance memory while you play. A voltage and temperature history is also included, where the highest measured voltage and temperature data is stored. Ballistix MOD Utility is downloadable at
  • newegg Real time temperature monitoring system Keep tabs on your high-performance Crucial Ballistix Elite or Ballistix Tactical Tracer modules with integrated thermal sensors. Dial in your system using the M.O.D. utility to monitor temperature in real time
  • newegg Integrated and customizable LED light system The Ballistix Tactical features activity-indicating LEDs on the top edge and ground-effect LEDs along the bottom. These high-performance Tactical Tracer modules are available in Orange/Blue or Red/Green color combinations; use the M.O.D. utility to select from four different LED patterns. You can choose your color, adjust brightness, turn LEDs on or off, and monitor temperature — all in real time.
  • newegg Support for Intel XMP Intel Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP) technology provides a robust, profile-based overclocking solution for novice and experienced overclockers - easily overclock your platform by selecting the predefined profile in the BIOS, or manually adjust frequency and timings to extract maximum performance from your system.

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  • Thomas H.
  • 8/29/2013 12:29:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs** Very Cool Ram

Pros: Bought 2 sets and now have 8GB running at XMP profile with no problems.

LED's put on quite a light show!!

Cons: None

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  • Anirudh V.
  • 8/22/2013 3:15:02 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood ram

Pros: it worked right away on first boot.

Cons: none

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  • Roger T.
  • 8/16/2013 12:41:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsgreat value

Pros: speed. 2x2g dual channel is better for apu than 4g single channel

Cons: size. (only) 4g total. but at the same price as a quality single 4g stick it cant be beat

Other Thoughts: fills a niche market of low priced dual channel power ram, great cas latency, needed for apu.

bought this as a temporary solution as I save funds for a a10 apu and 2x4g AMD memory for my main emulation machine.
Dolphin is noticeably faster on this than it was with one 4g stick.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/17/2013 3:12:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLEDs Deffective

Pros: Performance is great, heat spreaders work well and look great, love the 2 color options on the LEDs, LEDs look great (when they work).

Cons: I purchased 2 sets of this RAM, so in the end, I installed 4 X 2GB, for a total of 8 GB. The computer they are in gets minimal use. The issue I had with this memory is some of the LEDs failed rather soon, I am just noticing this 6 months after purchase. Due to the patterns they do with the LEDs, I never noticed it before, so I'm not sure when they started failing.

Out of the 4 sticks, 1 had two LEDs fail, 2 had one LED fail, and 1 had no LEDs fail.

Other Thoughts: This is a total disappointment, as I replaced by old RAM (and sold it) that had the same specs as this RAM, only because I wanted the LEDs.

Not looking forward to the RMA process, as it will leave me without a working computer for who knows how long.

Manufacturer Response:


We're sorry to hear some LEDs have stopped working. Please contact us and we can replace the modules, we do offer a cross ship option but a credit card is required. We can be reached at 1-800-336-8896 or online at and we will gladly assist you with this.


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  • chad j.
  • 7/3/2013 1:43:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat ram

Pros: Fast
Low cas latency
No problems at all with install
Perform at advertised speed, timings and voltage

Cons: None for me
Had to manually set speed and timings, but no big deal

Other Thoughts: I was swapping some parts around cause of buying new MB and cpu (i5 4670k) and needed some ram for spare computer. I was looking for the cheapest 4GB of ram and found these on sale for $29 with free shipping! Best deal by far for the speed, cas latency, and voltage specs for 4GB of ram. The leds were icing on the cake! So cool, I love these. Makes me want to buy 8GB for my main rig and upgrade to a case with a large window to show them off :P Leds light up the base of the ram and there are leds on the top that blink in a pattern. You can choose red or green and even change the patterns using the MOD software from Crucial's website. I have the bases red and the top leds green on one stick and red on the other. The lights speed up with the activity of the computer, so they might be annoying to some people. I love them :P

These are installed in:
MB: Asus m5A97
CPU: AMD Phenom ii x4 965 BE @ 3.9 GHZ

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  • jesse h.
  • 6/28/2013 1:17:08 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsuser guide

Pros: critical ballistics mod utility
can be downloaded on their website
under the light category you're going to see the memory modules listed pattern brightness running activity
may choose the pattern the brightness the running light color in the activity color between red or green, there are also blue and orange colors that can be found, if you desire to turn the lights off on the running an activity just click the glowing Circle and it will deactivate the LEDs there is also a button in the bottom corner that will allow you to keep all the modules using the same pattern and lights or by clicking the button let you choose each RAM chip individually
this program also has a temperature tracking system which comes in very handy considering you can set a bubble warning for the temperature and a shutdown temperature, i.e. one of your RAM chips is failing and about to go critical before does your system will shut down this only works if you know the failsafe points of the RAM chip set the program accurately
Hope this helps

Cons: I'm going to say this about most computer equipment
when it comes to information were not given enough
I would like to be able to see the optimal running temperatures in the critical fail temperatures of the components to build accurately set warnings and emergency shutdowns fortunately I gain some knowledge from failure good luck

Other Thoughts: remember when overclocking RAM chips the motherboard is just as important as the chip itself don't knock eggs off the RAM chips when the motherboard may be the problem

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  • Ha L.
  • 6/13/2013 8:59:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSatisfication!!

Pros: Work perfectly fine with other components.
LED looks crazy even from far way
The MOD can use easily with the temperature appear

Cons: After I put them in, the pc goes on and off after I pressed the power button. PC turns on for a few seconds then goes off then on for at least 3 times then it runs on.
I'm afraid that it would harm the mobo, psu or ram

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  • Glen W.
  • 6/11/2013 11:21:16 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCrucial, but with LEDs

Pros: Crucial RAM. I've only ever replaced one stick of Crucial RAM due to failure, DOA back in the 90s.

Cons: I didn't realize these had LEDs, my mistake.

The LEDs can be controlled with software to make them not really noticeable.

Other Thoughts: It would be nice to turn off the LEDs entirely, but it isn't that big of a deal as long as it doesn't look like a Christmas tree under someone's desk.

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  • Transxcorp
  • 5/30/2013 6:55:16 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic RAM

Pros: FAST! Looks great. LEDs look nice:)
Compatible with almost every mobo on the market.

Cons: NONE

Other Thoughts: Its Crutial!!!
I never has a single issue with this Brand - SOLID!!!

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5 out of 5 eggsNICE

Pros: Very Fast

Cons: None so far but it's only been a day

Other Thoughts: I went from DDR3 1333 9-9-9-24 to this and WOW. This is some super fast memory. I remember when 1 gig could cost well over $100. Unbelievable how cheap memory has become.

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