READ ME FIRST: Ballistix Guides and FAQs

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READ ME FIRST: Ballistix Guides and FAQs

We want all of our members to enjoy their experience in the Crucial forum community. Please bear in mind the following when asking for help:

1. Please do not post in all caps. This is unnecessary and makes the forums difficult to read.

2. Create new posts for your specific issue, unless a solution has been posted prior. (Use "search" function to find a solution that has already been posted. Do not change the subject headlines for other posts.)

3. Post a subject title that provides a clear indication of the problem you are experiencing. For example. posting something like "Major problem!! Look inside!" does not communicate anything about the issue you are facing.

4. Please provide the following information:


  • Make and model names of computer or motherboard. If you do not know this information, click on the following link to use our system scanner.

When the scanner has finished, copy the URL from your browser's address bar and paste it into your post, so we can find the information.


  • Crucial Part Number. The one from the part, not the one from the scan result page (the two are different).


  • A detailed description of issue.  Simply saying "part is not working" does not provide enough information to be able to give a detailed, helpful response.

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How to contact Customer Service

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I'm confused! Is Ballistix or Crucial standard the right memory for me?

It depends on what you use your computer for.

Because the Ballistix product line was designed to run at speeds above and beyond industry standard specifications, Ballistix is not for the mainstream computer user. The Ballistix product line was developed specifically for gamers and power users who are trying to squeeze every bit of performance out of their systems.

If you're a casual computer user, sending e-mail, surfing the Web, or downloading photos from your digital camera, then Ballistix probably isn't the product match for your needs. The Crucial standard line is likely the right memory for you.

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What is Crucial's Ballistix™ validation process?

You can find published specifications and validation systems here.

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How do I configure my motherboard to get the most from my Ballistix™ memory module?

Every motherboard is different. Check the documentation that came with your system, or visit your motherboard manufacturer's Web site for information about your particular system.