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Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz CL16 DDR4 RAM $82.06 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon UK via AU

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Prices updated 27/11
Red has gone up in price, link updated to cheapest Black variant

Updated from yesterday's deal:
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/665583

Red BL2K8G32C16U4R - $77.78 $77.66 $127.49 $134.26
16-18-18-36 @ 1.35V

Black BL2K8G32C16U4B - $82.88 $82.06
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B083TRRT16

White BL2K8G32C16U4W - $85.86 $85.42
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B083TYS4TL

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  • Can anyone advise me what will happen if I put this into my desktop that has:

    2 x 8GB other brand & lower speed ram?

    Would it break my PC or should I always buy same model / speed of ram for upgrade?

    • Its likely to run at the slower speed of the ram, so adding this to your other ram will only increase it to 32Gb, not improve performance (will likely decrease it ever so slightly). Its best to buy the same model/speed but it wont break your PC.

      • what if same model/speed one is expensive than this?
        good to know that it won't break my pc though

        • what are you asking, can you repeat that? Same model and same speed will of course work but I have a feeling that isnt your question.

          • @ATangk: ah yeah, my question is, my current PC's ram (which is slow one - 2133Mhz, different model from this) is more expensive than this model (which is cheaper).
            Then would it worth to pay more money to get same RAM that my pc currently has? or just buy this and use it as this is cheaper?
            (understood that it will run in slower-speed of rams - which is my current one)

            • +6

              @SWill: 2133 is very much slower than this. If you want to upgrade, I'd just swap to this crucial ballistix and try to flog off your old one for cheap or use it in an old build. If you're running out of memory, you could buy 32Gb of this and use it (16Gb should be sufficient for most).

              If your old memory is actually faster, but 2133 is its current speed, make sure you have XMP profiles activated.

              • @ATangk: Thanks mate, that's something to consider for me, now I have better understanding about this.

      • why would more ram decrease performance?

        • Memory controller has to handle 4 sticks instead of 2 sticks. Depends on rank, and chipset and a whole bunch of other factors.

          • @ATangk: any memory controller can handle 4x8 dr 2133mhz. if you can boot, it would only increase performance

            • @abjsdhasehasee: won't decrease compare to what it was, but won't unleash the full 3200Mhz speed of the new kit (and its huge OC potential).

              If you had enough RAM in the first place, swapping from slow to fast will benefit way more than adding and have more slow memory. (if what you have is not enough capacity wise it would be a different story)

              • +1

                @OMGJL: true, but saying buying this to pair with a bogged jedec kit would decrease performance is just false.

                best off buying 2 of this kit and selling that kit for like $40/50 to someone desperate

                • @abjsdhasehasee: I did mention "won't decrease compare to what it was" in fact it would be slightly faster due to rank interleaving.. but your point is exactly right.

    • I'm in the same position as you - I have existing 2x8GB 2133 as i'm running older CPU i7-6700k. I've bought this kit yesterday to add another 2x8GB to give total 32GB.

      Yes - this memory will run at the slower speed of 2133 to match the existing RAM. There are a few solutions:

      1. You can try overlock existing RAM to a higher speed
      2. You can sell the 2133 existing RAM and upgrade that kit if you want
      3. Or don't bother. RAM speed impact is very minimal in the overall scheme of things, and benchmarks show it's not worth the extra cost or hassle.

      I want it more for total memory rather than speed performance.

      I'll try overclock my existing RAM a little bit, but even if it stays at 2133 overall it's fine.

      • I've got same CPU as well just like you. haha
        thanks for the options, I may just do like you did.. buy this and forget about speed, etc.

      • I agree to everything you said except

        RAM speed impact is very minimal in the overall scheme of things

        in my experience in Warzone and PUBG, all same setting with 2666 RAM or 3600 RAM as the only variable, 2666 constantly have micro stutter and 3600 run super smooth. I can feel the stutter as well as the frame time display on afterburner have way bigger variance between low to high. Mind you my PC isn't low end by any means. 10850k custom loop + Z490 Tomahawk + 6800xt reference + 970 Evo Plus

        • CPU limited high FPS gaming is where RAM OC helps the most - people playing stuff at 4K or 1440p max settings are less likely to see the gains.

          I OC my RAM but as I play the more story based single player FPS stuff (Metro, Far Cry, Doom) I'm probs not getting any real gains, but I do it anyway cause RAM OC is way more fun and way harder than CPU or GPU OC (5600X + 6800XT @ 1440p - currently 4x8GB of B Die, also have a 2x8 kit of old grey Ballistix Sport LT 3000c15 Rev E - have only done the B Die with the 5600X, but did both kits on the 10600KF - oh, I use an Assassin III air cooler)

          I did order two of these (presumably also Rev E?) kits in white for my kid's white build - white CM TD500 Mesh ARGB, 6700XT white Hellhound, bunch of white CM ARGB fans etc with the Z490/10600KF - my current Rev E kit is in her PC just with the stock 3600 Rev E kit specs plugged in for a quick easy OC, so hopefully that'll still work with these new 4x8GB when they arrive.

    • Basically your PC should run the new ram at the same 2133mhz as the existing RAM. There is no need to pay more for slower RAM to match what you have

  • +1

    Really good price! Don’t think it’s worth paying at least 40-50% more for better CAS latency and speed, will give very minimal improvements

    • if your not ocing you should never buy expensive kits

  • Are these still Rev.E? Easily overclocked to 3600c16?

    • +2

      Yes and yes. I've got these in a 4x8GB 3600CL14 config. Stable for 9+ months.

      • Good to know. Which CPU and what V?

        • +1

          5900X with B550 Aorus Pro at 1.44V. I haven't tried 3800 but I guess that depends if my motherboard can also do 1900MHz IF.

      • +1

        The 3200CL16 kits can do that much? Nice!

        What're the other primary timings?

        • +1

          Also interested to know the timings. Is the command rate 1T or 2T?

          Quite interested to know what can be achieved with default quoted voltage of 1.35V.

          • @netsurfer: Personally, my 2x8 3600CL16 kit couldn't do 3600CL14-16-16 @ 1.35v and I didn't want to raise the voltage. ​ I don't recall what frequency it dropped to though, but I think it was in the 2000s (kept dropping to lower freqs so it could try boot at cl14)

    • with enough time 3800 c14 easily doable.

  • Just saw this as well that seem similar? (With RGB) but i'm guessing slightly lower spec? https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/memory/ddr4/91195-kf432c...

    • at xmp theyre literally the same but ocing, rev e (in the ballistix kit) is guaranteed to be better then that

      • Ah, interesting! Good to know, thanks <3

  • +1

    Fark paid $82 yesterday :(

    • +3

      With the 10% Amazon shopback cashback tonight, they'll come down to $70 basically XD.

  • With 2 more days till black friday proper, could these go down even further?! What a time to be alive.

  • Is the 10% cash back applies to this deal at all? https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/665946

    • I believe the rules are always the same, as long as you click through via the Amazon Australia website, which this is part of, then you are eligible for 10% cashback.

      • Great! Will definitely get 2 sets then. Thanks

  • I have two of these is my gaming rig already. I have heard that 16gb is enough for gaming but I will run some tests tonight and see if I am getting near capacity. If so, anyone recommend puting another couple in or waiting for deal on 2x16gb sticks?

    Other stuff:
    Intel Core i7 10700KF
    Gigabyte Gaming OC RTX 3080 10GB
    Gigabyte B560M Aorus Pro AX

    • +2

      16GB is on the edge. Forza Horizon 5 uses 14GB with nothing but the game open. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 will blow past 16GB quite easily. Considering you're running a 3080, I would consider 32GB.

      • Yuri is on the money here.

    • for so cheap id recommend it, more ram and it will increase performance aswell if ever so slightly

  • I have a pair with the same timings / frequency, but a different brand (Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB). Will they be able to work together?

    AMD Ryzen 5600 X
    MSI Mag X570 Tomahawk Wifi

    • +1

      If running at the same speed it's fine. The reason people advise to use all the same brand is because if you are overclocking, you will be limited by the lowest performing RAM you have installed.

      • +1

        no? if you have c die which 99.9999% chance corasir 3200 c16 is then it will hate going with any other die even at xmp. i doubt itd boot tbh

        • Doubt it will boot? Seriously? I've mixed ram in the same channel with no problems

    • Personally, I wouldn't risk it unless your Corsair is Micron e revision.

  • Hoping the 3600 goes on sale sometime this week.

    • buy these, spend 2 hours and oc to 3800 c16

  • +1

    Why do they make these heat spreaders so tall. It's so hard to find good deals for RAM that will also fit in low-clearance situations

    • +1

      To save on manufacturing costs, they use the same heat spreaders on the RGB version with translucent white plastic instead of solid plastic.

  • If I have 3200mhz CL16-18-18-38, can I mix match it with this one that have CL16-18-18-36?

    • Don't think timing matters

    • Many people are obsessed with B-die, CAS, RAS etc however difference if minimal or even negligible

  • -1

    For $8 more you can get an RBG RAM with 3600 Mhz
    https://www.pcbyte.com.au/p/pny-xlr8-rgb-ddr4-3600mhz-16gb-2...

    • +1

      better off buying ballistix and ocing unless you really want RGB

      • Yeah sure. It's going to make a world of difference. Plus the PNY has a higher default frequency

  • +1

    Why is this marked expired? Mine shows even cheaper $77.66

  • Someone must have marked it when Amazon where updating the stock quantities and prices, have just updated and reset the expiry

  • How would this play with 2 sticks of this: https://www.centrecom.com.au/gskill-aegis-8gb-ddr4-3200mhz-d...
    SHould be able to run both on similar timings right?

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