out of stock Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000MHz DDR4 Desktop Memory 16GB (8GBx2) White US$73.07 (~AU$110.14) Shipped @ Amazon US

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Since Newegg is charging shipping for most of their ram, was looking for a competitive price and came across this.

Slightly cheaper than Newegg.

10 available (more on the way) and only available in white at this price.

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    We have sports cars, now we have sports RAM?

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    Good to pair with Ryzen 3600? Can it oc to at least 3200Mhz?

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      That's what I'm going to be pairing it with. Apparently very good for overclocking. Check out the previous deals, very highly rated.

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        I wanted to use it on an MSI B450B Gaming Plus mobo, but Crucial's compatibility checklist doesn't have this motherboard listed

        EDIT: FOUND IT, ordered one. :)

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      I got some from the last deal, great ram. Asus Prime x570-p/csm, ryzen 3600, and it's running stable at 3600 15-17-17-34

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        SOLD, completed the order.

        factory 3000MHZ running at 3600MHZ, also at 15, amazing!

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          Yeah I read through the Reddit posts linked on previous sales and saw a guy running at 3600cl14 and that sold me over the ripjaws that was on sale at the same time. Could maybe tighten it up more with some patience only had it a few days.

          Edit: should mention it's at 1.36v

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        Nice, I set mine to 3600 CAS16 motherboard preset and haven't touched it since on MSI x570 Gaming Plus, will go for better timings once i get some more time to play around.

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      I know an OBer managed to get these at DDR4-3600 CL16 1.35V. However, for me, I really don't have much luck with my Ryzen 3700X setup so far. Here is my own experience with my 2 sets of these RAM (4 DIMMs in total) on a B450 motherboard. Please also note that I have the grey colour ones.

      • XMP profile 1 works fine (DDR4-3000). However, knowing the slight issue with my B450 board, I've elected to manually set the voltage to 1.35V. I did a full round of memory test.
      • DDR4-3200 using the settings of a typical DDR4-3200 (i.e. slow it down a bit to CL16) did manage to boot Windows 10, but after using it for a while, it blue screened and when I ran a memory test, within a minute, heaps of errors.
      • As a comparison, I have another set of DDR4-3200 (but they have Hynix memory chips). That set does work with DDR4-3200 (passed memory test). All I was initially hoping for was this Micron Rev E would match that (I wasn't hoping or dreaming of DDR4-3600).

      I don't rule out my B450 is !@#!@#, or the CPU I have has an inferior memory controller, or it is 4 DIMMs making things harder. I wish people best of luck overclocking these to DDR4-3600. Anyway, these are priced at DDR4-2400/2666 level so getting DDR4-3000 to run fine (XMP profile to work fine) is already a plus. You can think of my case as the worst case scenario. However, my view that DDR4-3000 and DDR4-3200 RAM modules are still lottery in AMD Ryzen land still holds true. I know there might be a good chance with more relaxed timings and/or higher voltage, DDR4-3200 could be achievable, but the fact remains, for me at least, these are not able to match my Hynix pair of RAM modules (not that those are that good anyway). I am not interested in feeding more voltage to RAM modules or alter the timings to make them run at DDR4-3200 or DDR4-3600. If they cannot do proper DDR4-3200, I don't want to waste time tweaking.

      For those managed to get these running with DDR4-3600, could you please post your memory test results? It's just booting to Windows 10 isn't the hard part.

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        I used motherboard preset 3600 cas16 which is 1.4 volts. Haven't done extensive memory testing yet, just a bit of prime95 but playing games for a week without crashing so far.

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          For me, I need to ensure the DIMMs pass memory test - at least a full run. Prime95 stresses the CPU, I don't think it stresses memory that much. Games in general is a reasonable test for CPU and RAM, but minor artefacts on screen are hard to pick up. I had a system running fine for weeks, but every once in a while, data files got corrupted. When running memory tests, those tests picked up errors.

          I don't rule out most people simply get better ones and/or X570 simply handles memory modules better or 4 DIMMs is making things harder. I have a baseline to compare against, so for me, it is an okay buy (because of the price).

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        try just running two sticks, alot of reviews etc seemed to have trouble with 4 sticks and problems were solved by taking two out. I think if i needed 32gb i'd go 2x 16gb

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          Running just two sticks isn't the right solution - as other DDR4-3200 DIMMs run fine in 4 sticks configuration. The point I am trying to point out is that there is either some sort of binning of these RAMs and/or the memory controller and perhaps even the motherboard chipset could also have some effect to it.

          I'd rather let people know about the worst case scenario. The bottom line is that you should be happy to buy them as DDR4-3000. If you assumed you will get DDR4-3600, then you might be disappointed. These were hyped up by you guys to be better than Hynix RAM chips, but the reality is the ones I received cannot even match them, let alone exceed them.

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            @netsurfer:

            Running just two sticks isn't the right solution … motherboard chipset could also have some effect to it.

            Yeah, try 2 sticks

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              @phunkydude: I get why people want to run at DDR4-3600 with these, but if 2 DIMMs restriction applies, then people need to know. Also, other RAM modules rated at DDR4-3200 do run fine with 4 DIMMs setup. The fact is I've received inferior RAM modules and buying two sets obviously means higher chance to get at least 1 inferior set (maybe both). I know people are happy to read those bling bling reviews, but I did read one (not reddit) where someone did have similar issue (he managed to get these to run DDR4-3200, but DDR4-3600 is no go for him).

              You get what you pay for basically. Sure, I am still happy to give it the benefit of doubt that there is a decent chance you get these to run at DDR4-3600. But, based on my experience, I suggest only purchase if you are happy to receive subpar ones where they simply run at DDR4-3000.

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                @netsurfer: I thought it was pretty standard with any daisy chain board that if you want good memory speed and timings you need to use 2 sticks, if you want 32gb you need to fork out for 2x 16gb modules, but even that doesn't guarantee success.

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                  @Kegsta: I understand that and agree with the bit: need to fork out for 2x 16gb modules, but even that doesn't guarantee success. That's also what I noticed based on checking the QVL. With 16GB modules / double sided RAM modules, QVL often drops the speed one notch.

                  That said, DDR4-3200 4x8GB is achievable with other RAM modules I tried. Therefore, my original expectation / hope was to get these to run at DDR4-3200 (and save $130). It is clear that the sets I received are inferior than the other RAM modules I previously tested. But, the bottom line is $130 cheaper is good enough (even at a lower frequency - well at least it is CL15).

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                    @netsurfer: 3000 CL15 is the same as 3200 CL16 latency wise, but i'm not sure if the increased coupled infinity fabric speed makes much of a difference.

                    I think you should be able to get them going with a little more voltage.

                    What brand motherboard do you have? I think MSI is usually the better brand for memory overclocking.

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                      @Kegsta: Mine is a MSI B450. I don't want to feed in more voltage because I know the board can work with DDR4-3200 CL16 @ 1.35V with proper DDR4-3200 RAM modules (4 of them).

                      Like you pointed out: 3000 CL15 is the same as 3200 CL16 latency wise, so I was initially a bit surprised 3200 CL 16 bluescreen'ed and failed memory tests like crazy. I tried multiple times already. In fact, the 3200 CL 16 settings I tried was already a bit more forgiving (command rate of 2T) than the DDR4-3200 settings (command rate of 1T) I tried previously with DDR4-3200 rated modules.

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        Why is your b450 gaming plus sh*t? Mine is arriving tomorrow… did I make a and purchase?

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          My observation is that if you actually buy decent DDR4-3200 and the expensive/proper DDR4-3600. then they do run at their rated speed - even on these sh*t B450. You have the reason to go back to the retailer/seller if they don't run 4 DIMMs properly. You want to buy these Micon Rev-E die based DDR4-3000 and run at DDR4-3600, you need a bit of luck, avoid getting 4 DIMMs (just get 2) and may need to play around with timings and voltage. Maybe X570 helps, who knows. Also, it depends on your usage pattern. For gaming, you may not need perfect 100% memory test pass. My main usage isn't gaming and data quality is essential so if the RAMs aren't good enough to overclock, I'd rather not push them.

          MSI B450 boards… well, I bought mine before MSI announced the Max series. If I knew, I would have waited or get something else. The boards are essentially the same, but with a larger BIOS so realistically, you cannot expect much better performance. Pointer on MSI B450 boards (mostly on the BIOS):

          • When set to Auto, the settings you see next to Auto may not be the actual setting and could change.
          • The best way to change a setting is to: change it to something else, go to a different screen, return and change it to your new desired setting.
          • The two settings you need to watch out for and avoid using Auto are: memory voltage and command rate.
          • If in doubt, manually set them to something else and then change them again.
          • Check in CPUz to confirm memory settings.
          • If you have a number of SATA devices, don't use cheap, old SATA cables.
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          I have a B450 and it runs 3000 CL16 overclocked to 3200 CL16 everyday no problems. I doubt the issue is the board unless its a 4 stick thing or old bios. That said 2 sticks is always best for stability.

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            @4foxache: Let me guess, command rate is 2T?

            Also, did you run a full memory test (DOS based)? I found the Windows based ones too forgiving - too easy to pass and cannot lock the entire RAM to test (due to parts of the RAM being allocated to other apps or OS)

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              @netsurfer: Command rate 1T and runs dos based memtest86 for as long as I want. Been running that 24x7 not a single memory crash for a year. That includes some pretty intensive gaming.

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                @4foxache: 2 DIMMs? I've had weird issues with RAM on the B450. Had a bad pair of RAM in the past. Even with just two of them, failed memory test, but with just one of them, passed no issue.

                I don't think gaming is a good way to test memory. But memtest86 is good. Gaming generally means you are dedicated to play one game at a time and the PC generally don't need to jump around memory segments. Most of my memory test failures tends to be ones where it needs to jump around memory blocks, across DIMMs. Having multiple apps running concurrently (not idle in the background) is common for me so stability is far more important than speed.

                I still believe the best way to assess the quality of the RAM is to run them in the most demanding situation (i.e. 4 DIMMs, strict timings). I don't see Ryzen 3xxx as just good for gaming. I see them as a cost effective way to run highly threaded apps / setup.

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                  @netsurfer: Yeah 2 DIMMs never run 4 as usually more trouble than its worth

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                  @netsurfer: My ripjaws arrived a few days ago. Specs:
                  DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
                  Timing 16-18-18-38
                  CAS Latency 16
                  Voltage 1.35V

                  Motherboard is MSI B450 Gaming Plus

                  I've run a few tests, and have it running overclocked at 3600Mhz, Command Rate 1T CL16
                  see CPU-Z here

                  I can't push the latency any lower or windows won't boot. If that happens, I have to reset the bios with the flashback lol. I've run a Windows Memory Diagnostic, and it isn't reporting any issues.
                  I haven't tried swapping the RAM sticks between the ports, but not sure if I can be bothered. Based on what others have been saying about the RAM, seems like I got pretty lucky as it is.

                  Haven't tried overclocking my Ryzen 5 3600X yet… but not sure if I can be bothered. Wouldn't really know where to start tbh, and I don't need to squeeze performance out of it. I just didn't want my RAM running at 2133Mhz.

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      you could maybe even crack 3466 if you're lucky

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    Thanks, grabbed one. Went through as AUD$110.14 delivered including gst.

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    hmmm, having second thoughts, this or pay USD17 more to get the CL16 3200MHZ version of it?

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      Read something very recently that the RAM is exactly the same, just priced more because of the frequency listed on the box. This RAM overclocks very well.

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    Just bear in mind that I purchased the 3600mhz Ballistix ram off Amazon on the 16th of July and it’s not even going to ship till the 3rd of August and might arrive as late as August 19. I wouldn’t have ordered if I’d realised it was going to take that long. I have every other part of my computer sitting on my desk.

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      Yeah I swear they've slowed down shipping from the US since amazon.au opened. Used to get things in a week, I'm still waiting for prime day stuff.

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    I had this in my shopping cart last weekend but I didn't want to hold up my PC build this weekend, so I ordered locally this for $130.90 with PASTA15

    G.Skill DDR4-3200 16GB Dual Channel Ripjaws V Classic Black F4-3200C16D-16GVKB

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/G-Skill-DDR4-3200-16GB-Dual-Chan...

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    dang, missed the ready stock pile

    placed order , ETA showing 12th September

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    If I needed ram I wouldn't even buy this, so ugly. Le "gaymer" aesthetic.

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      If you aren't a gamer then noone will see the inside of your pc?

      Gamers buy the majority of PC components these days, this industry is dying.

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    micron e die, great ram for OCing

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      Except when they sent you inferior set (or sets), you realised why these are at DDR4-2400/2666 price point.

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        Possibly, id still blame the mobo. what model is your B450?

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          How do you blame the motherboard when DDR4-3200 rated RAM modules (4 of them) run at DDR4-3200? So, if any motherboard failed to run Micron Rev-E die DIMMs (4 of them) at overclocked settings (instead of the rated DDR4-3000), then it is the motherboard's at fault?

          Officially, MSI QVL rated these RAM at DDR4-3000 and 4 DIMMs do run at DDR4-3000. So, the result is what MSI indicated. Honestly, even if X570 solves this issue, that's $100 more, I might as well get proper DDR4-3600, rather than gamble with these DDR4-3000, bump up the voltage, and hope they work.

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    Ordered mine. Won't restock until the 25th, and estimated to arrive on the 16th of September.
    Thanks :)

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      ETA was 15th August whilst ready stock

      i placed order and it went to 12th September :(

      not sure if i can wait that long

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        It can change quite regularly. I ordered last night when it said in-stock August 25th, expected delivery 12th September and it updated this morning to the 15th August (hoping for it to ship in the next few days and possibly receive it sooner). But yeah, if you're in a rush, probably best to look elsewhere.

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          Good to know. Thanks!

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          Yep, it said 15 Aug when I ordered a couple of hours ago, not it says 21 Aug

          not happy!

          but I still don't have my CPU, mobo, GPU and SSD yet, so yes, I can wait… :)

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          I won't be putting the build together until late in the year so I don't really mind. Amazing deal regardless … I can't believe I spent more than this on only 8GB 2133 mhz a year ago :(

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    Need a good deal on 3200 CL14

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    I got some Corsair ram from Amazon before and it already failed within 3 months so careful

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      How's the Amazon after sales support after 3 months? Are they like the others where they will ask you to go through the RMA / warranty route?

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    Is this ok for Ryzen 3600 system from Tech Fast? Looking to upgrade from the 2800 RAM

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      Price wise, these are good value for money. My understanding is that Tech Fast normally use Biostar A320 boards. Those only have 2 DIMMs. In that case, these RAM modules are good value for money. Good chance of overclocking.

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    Mine arrived today (ahead of the 15th ETA). Now to test it out!

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    Got mine, though I've got a dud as it won't post above 3000 mhz C16 even with 1.5v. XMP won't work at all either, pretty disappointed.

    Using 2700X with X470-F

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      I don't seems to have any problems using the default xmp profile; using 3600 and B450M (mortar).

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        hmm well that's great for you :p hehe

        might try a few more things before giving up. it runs at stock 2400mhz fine without errors, so probably just ryzen ram bs again (i hate it so much)

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