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2666 MHz Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit

Friday, April 21, 2017

More memory RAM equals better PC performance, it's as simple as that! The more RAM the better your computer is going to run especially if you run virtual machine applications and do a lot of gaming. 
Take for instance a motherboard running on 6GB of RAM that is used for MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games) gaming. Six gigabytes of RAM is okay for offline gaming but when it comes to online multiplayer role-playing games, 6GB of RAM doesn't quite cut it. The frames per second (FPS) are at best 10 FPS, which makes playing games such as Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft a bit of a pain, especially in crowded areas.
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After installing the Ballistix Sport LT, the frames per second literary shoot up to a steady 75 FPS, making the virtual interaction with large number of players smooth and not choppy.
increases your Windows Experience Index score

The 16GB kit 2666MHz Crucial Ballistix Sport LT also increases the general performance of the computer too, as low RAM makes your computer sluggish because of the virtual memory usage. Best of all, the 16GB kit also speeds up the storage performance of the computer by using drive cache.
The low profile heatsink design of the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT and the custom red camo PCB heat spreader looks really sleek, giving a striking contrast color against the internal hardware of the computer.
the modules come with an official XMP 2.0 profile 
As far as installation, it is as simple as inserting the memory sticks into the memory slots and enabling the XMP (Extreme Memory Profile). By default, the BIOS of your computer will have the XMP set to "Disabled" for memory sticks with speeds within the JEDEC standard, which is 1333 MHz 9-9-9 (latency timings) and 1.5v DRAM voltage.
The 16GB kit Crucial Ballistix Sport LT runs at a total of 2666 megahertz (PC4-21300) so by enabling the XMP the Ballistix Sport LT memory sticks can run at their rated 2666 megahertz speed and latency timings of 16-18-18-38. The DRAM voltage of the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT is 1.2V.
As far as testing the performance of the Ballistix Sport LT 2666, the memory Copy, Read and Write speeds are around 32000 megabytes per second, 25000 megabytes per second and 34000 megabytes per second. The memory latency is around 58 nanoseconds. This was tested on a QuadCore Intel Core i7-6700k clocking 4.2GHz of processing speed and running on Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.


On a last note, before buying memory sticks it's a good idea to use a system scanner such as the "Crucial Scanner" to help you find compatible memory upgrades. The last thing you want is by the wrong size RAM or RAM that your computer can't handle!

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