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Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

  • DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
  • Cas Latency 9
  • Voltage 1.5V

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  • JOHN L.
  • 8/26/2015 7:07:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's Crucial

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: Chips made by Crucial/Micron=Same company.

Reliable memory. Good tech support. So far, so good. Price was right here at Newegg.

Cons: None. But free would've been best, :) In my dreams. I know...

Other Thoughts: Whenever you get extra memory do a Memtest86. I had their Ver. 5.0 which included the UEFI boot to cd. DO NOT USE THAT VERSION! When it boots to the cd, you'll see your memory, mfr., speed, SPD, etc., With ver. 5.0 the NEW 2X8 Crucial matched pairs it showed the NEW memory but with the wrong specs, timing etc., Confused? Petrified on my end. It's Crucial, impossible.

So, I did the re-boot onto the CD, not using the UEFI option. That will bring you to the lowest Memtest86 version, 4.3. The DOS, iow. You will not see your mem. specs in 4.3. Ran it under that. All was good. Then I went to the Memtest86 site and downloaded their latest version 6.1.0. just for the heck of it. Booted from the BIOS using the UEFI selection.

Woula! All the Crucial specs, timings, SPD, etc., showed it correctly, just as the BIOS showed. The story is long but I'll spare you the pain! Get the 6.1.0 version ONLY. It has the old 4.3 DOS version as well the correct UEFI version boot method.

Always check new memory for errors. This purchase maxed out my GA-z87-HD3, Gigabyte, to 32G. Haven't noticed much of an improvement in speed or anything, but may come in handy with software that wants it or needs it.
Using it under win7-64bit. Samsung EVO 120GB on the C:, with a WDC Caviar Black Label 1TB internal, and an External WD Elements 1TB., The system is perfect.

And the Eggster rocks as usual!

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  • Stuart H.
  • 8/25/2015 11:41:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRAM Upgrade

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: Works like a champ

Cons: None at this point

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/20/2015 8:13:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsGood value

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: Great memory for a budget build

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended for a budget builds

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/20/2015 7:57:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: No issues, great for budget builds

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Unless you need top end performance this will fit the bill!

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  • michael m.
  • 8/18/2015 5:37:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood memory

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: Ran memtest86 immediately after installation and no errors were reported. Small heat spreaders don't cause any trouble with overhanging CPU coolers.

Cons: None.

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  • Calvin M.
  • 8/6/2015 12:01:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent performance for price

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: I've owned these for 1.5 months and do some gaming with lots of Chrome tabs open.

I run these sticks rock-solid at DDR 2133. When I tried DDR 2400 I could boot but would freeze or restart during games (I'm too afraid to increase voltage to overclock more). My ASRock Z77 Extreme4 perfectly recognized these modules and set the correct CL, TCL, etc. timing perfectly. For my previous (but 4-5 year old) G.Skill sticks I had to manually input the timings.

I used to have a 6 DIMM slot motherboard that had 6 sticks of 2gb RAM for a total of 12 GB. My new motherboard only had 4 slots, so then I could only have 8 GB. Playing Grand Theft Auto V used up almost all of my RAM and caused the game to stutter severely (this doesn't register in frames per second as measured by Precision X or FRAPS). Upgrading to this RAM allows me to play GTAV without running out of RAM. The most mem use has been 10.1 GB.

A nice side benefit is that it reduced heat compared to my previous setup as it has half as many modules and better airflow.

Cons: There are no cons that I can see, except that my next motherboard will probably require DDR4, but I'm not upgrading for at least a couple years.

Other Thoughts: I tested these at different speeds using a TF2 benchmark, which is ideal since this old game is not tied as much to graphics. Here are the results (I tested at 2133 twice):

DDR3 1600
2639 frames 30.650 seconds 86.10 fps (11.61 ms/f) 3.462 fps variability
DDR3 2133
2639 frames 30.124 seconds 87.61 fps (11.41 ms/f) 3.637 fps variability
2639 frames 30.211 seconds 87.35 fps (11.45 ms/f) 3.618 fps variability
DDR3 2400
2639 frames 29.676 seconds 88.93 fps (11.25 ms/f) 3.794 fps variability

Again though, 2400 wasn't stable so I stick to 2133. I never tried tweaking the voltage.

So the marginal improvements in FPS based on the above are as follows:
1600->2133: 1.72%
2133->2400: 1.48%

On a side note, Crucial is owned by Micron which has significant operations in Minneapolis, Minnesota. That's cool- I live in the region.

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  • Derek C.
  • 8/5/2015 10:59:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: No issues with this memory. Plugged it in put it through it's paces and came through fine.

Cons: None that I have found so far

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  • Tracy M.
  • 7/16/2015 11:39:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs1 of 2 chips was bad - Returned

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: Cheap

Cons: One of two chips did not work. I returned both for a refund and spent considerably more on better memory

Other Thoughts: I've always had good luck with Crucial products in my macbooks but this set failed on my first PC Build.

I was getting 55 and 99 errors on my ASRock z79 Extreme9 until I used the good chip alone. All of my components work fine with the Corsair Vengeance RAM that I bought. -1 for Crucial, even though I've had a good experience with them so far. (I'm currently using a Crucial SSD so hopefully that keeps me happy)3

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  • Roberto G.
  • 7/10/2015 8:13:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood 16GB kit

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: Large 16GB capacity
No ridiculous, bright heatsinks

Cons: 1600 Mhz is probably slow by today's standards

Other Thoughts: Honestly probably more memory than I need now (casual gaming, browsing, programming). Under my normal usage, 8 GB would suffice. Hard to say if the investment in 16 GB will pay off later down the road or if I'll end up upgrading to DDR4 before then.

Extra capacity will come in handy running VMs.

I like having the ability to leave many applications open and not have to worry about closing them to free up space.

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  • Carlos R.
  • 7/7/2015 5:38:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

This review is from: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT8G3D1609DS1S00

Pros: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

Cons: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

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