Comparing other RAM
Comparing this RAM to two previously reviewed kits the BallistiX didnd’t show off that well. The GeIL Ultra Plus DDR3-2000 CL9 and Mach Xtreme DDR3-2133 CL9 actually cost €5-10.- more and perform much better with about 100-150MHz more on the same low timings. Hence I expect the BallistiX kit not to overclock far beyond rated specifications.
Crucial BallistiX M.O.D. utility
Micron (Crucial) has released a beta version of the Memory Overview Display utility. At the moment this utility only works for P55 (Core i5), X58 (Core i7) products and could therefor not be tested on our AMD testing rig.
It allows to check (and perhaps edit) a full sheet of SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information (referred to as XMP on Intel systems).
Secondly, and what this program is intended for according to Crucial’s website, the program allows temperature control and logging for your beloved BallistiX RAM. Crucial specifically notes that the M.O.D. utility might work with other modules from other manufacturers, but will at best only display SPD information and not allow temperature control through the Micron Thermal Sensor used in the Crucial BallistiX memory (only the ones with sexy heatsink).