A-Data vs Crucial Ballistix Tracer - Battle of the PC2-8500 Review

Posted on 2007-05-15 11:22:27 by Thomas De Maesschalck

A head-to-head between A-Data and Crucial with some PC2-8500 DDR2. This memory is rated at 1066MHz clock speed with 5-5-5-15 2T timings. We managed to get it running with tighter timings. Both use Micron D9 chips and there really is no clear winner. That being said, Crucial does edge out the competition with slightly faster performance and it's fancy LED action. Take a look at the review for all the details.

Both the kit from A-Data and the kit from Crucial offer excellent performance at a price that is somewhat affordable. Both kits use Micron D9 chips although it appears that Micron has kept better and faster chips for themselves as their memory clocks higher at tighter timings. Either way, you are getting Micron quality no matter what name is on the heat spreader. Both kits are great, but you have to ask yourself this question: "Are LEDs on my memory and a bit better performance worth an extra $50?"

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A-Data vs Crucial Ballistix Tracer - Battle of the PC2-8500

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