New Crucial "Ballistix" Ram for G5

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  1. lssmit02 macrumors 6502

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    Crucial announced it is selling a new type of ram, called "Ballistix," which is compatible with the G5. Crucial describes it as follows:

    "Crucial Technology, a division of Micron, and one of the world's largest direct memory upgrade providers, today introduces the Crucial Ballistix™ high-performance memory line, designed specifically for computer gamers and power users seeking maximum system performance and stability at a competitive price-point."

    You can get a PC3200 512 meg chip with lower latency, specifically CL=2. Would you see any performance advantage from installing this memory over standard brand (CL=3) memory? I assume you would have to replace all your ram to take advantage of it as well.
     
  2. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    512 is the maximum size. It would also be nice if they showed some type of benchmarks to show the advantage.
     
  3. lssmit02 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. lssmit02 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that was what I was thinking. I mean, if the G5 can only use memory operating at a higher latency, aren't you wasting your money?
     
  5. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    Not worth it on the Mac platform. The new Crucial RAM is primarily for PC overclockers that stress their computers above and beyond normal levels. For a Mac I wouldn't buy anything other than regular Crucial RAM, its not worth it.
     

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