Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500 memory module

Introduction

The Pc2-8500 memory kits are slowly turning into the standard kits on the market. The prices on the ram kits have dropped severely during the last 6 months, just look at this kit selling for 179$. Today we have a new kit from Crucial on our testing table and it�s a Tracer kit named DDR2 PC2-8500. We are going to be comparing it vs other high performing 8500 kits on the market and see if this ram kit has anything specific that stands out from the crowd.

About Crucial:

The Crucial story starts with Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest dynamic random access memory (DRAM) manufacturers in the world and the only one based in the U.S. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Micron manufactures DRAM chips and assembles them into high-quality memory modules for sale to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) worldwide. For nearly three decades, Micron has learned that when you make some of the very best memory in the world, lots of companies want it, from computer makers to wireless device manufacturers to printer producers. (And we’re really glad that they do!)

But then Micron asked, well, what about the end user? What about the everyday folks who want to upgrade their existing systems with OEM-quality memory � the home desktop user, the IT network guy, the student notebook user? Why don’t we offer our memory to the public, at factory-direct pricing?

So in 1996, Micron responded to a growing demand for high-quality memory upgrades among end users who wanted the best possible performance from their systems. Micron launched Crucial Technology in September of that year, and for the first time, end users had the opportunity to buy directly from the manufacturer the same memory modules bought by the world’s major OEMs for original installation in their systems.

Having a direct sales division focused on selling Micron’s DRAM to the public was apparently an idea whose time had come, and 10 successful years later, we have expanded our product line to include graphics cards, flash cards and readers, and USB flash drives. In fact, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary at www.crucial.com/ten!

Why is Crucial thriving? We offer our customers a number of clear advantages over our competitors.

Specifications:

Module Size: 2GB kit (1GBx2)
Package: Ballistix 240-pin DIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-8500
Specs: DDR2 PC2-8500 � 5-5-5-15 � UNBUFFERED � NON-ECC � DDR2-1066 � 2.2V � 128Meg x 64

The product:

Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500 memory module Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500 memory module
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The memory kits comes packed in this brown cardboard box, this is Crucials standard way of packing ram. The kits are in their own small anti-static bags. They are also separated in the box from each other to minimize the chance for them to break during shipping. Inside you will also find a small manual for the installation procedure, even though installing the ram is quite simple even for a beginner.

Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500 memory module Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500 memory module
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This Tracer kit has a orange heatsink on the sticks. Tracer kits also have black heatsinks but this specific ones have orange. On each stick you also have a sticker giving you information about the specific memory kit.

Crucial 2GB kit (1GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 PC2-8500 memory module
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I personally like the heatsinks on the ram, they don’t have any flashy leds etc, but they do have a fancy orange/silver heatsinks with the Ballistix logo. It�s time for us to go to the next page and start our testing phase.

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