Since the purchase this memory has failed when Microsoft's diagnostics were run on it. My earlier order was perfect. I now have to contact Crucial and get an RMA number to get it repaired or replaced. About 10% into the test the Diagnostic utility reported a problem. Unfortunately the program does not report the number of failures.
When You Have The Ultimate Performance System, Can You Really Tolerate Inferior Memory?
It doesn't matter how fast a memory module is if it isn't stable and doesn't fit your system. Software crashes, choppy game play, and driver and operating system hiccups — all can be caused by bad memory modules. Performance and stability are Crucial! Don't settle for anything less than Ballistix!
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.
So you ask yourself, "What has Crucial done to make sure Ballistix products operate at the published speed ratings?"
After Crucial manufacture's the modules, every Ballistix product is tested in a platform capable of running at its published operating speed.
Crucial DDR2 is a leading-edge generation of memory with an improved architecture that allows it to transmit data extremely fast.
What is a Ballistix 240-pin DIMM?
A Ballistix dual inline memory module (DIMM) consists of a number of memory components that are attached to a black printed circuit board. The gold pins on the bottom of the DIMM provide a connection between the module and a motheboard. Ballistix 240-pin DIMMs are used to provide DDR2 SDRAM memory for desktop computers.