5 Stars By B.C. on 2016-09-26
Simple and effective
A new Skylake PC means DDR4 RAM, and Crucial consistently makes some of the best low-cost RAM out there. This is no exception. Even though we were building on a B150 board, we decided to step up to DDR4-2400 RAM. It was actually lower-priced than my usual DDR4-2133 RAM, and buying two 8GB sticks separately actually cost about $7 less than a 2x8 16GB kit did. You figure that one out.
The red coloration of the RAM actually looks surprisingly good against our brown board--this is not a build made with aesthetics in mind--but put against a black and white board like an MSI Krait, or a black and red board like a Gigabyte G1 Gaming, it would look even better. It's low profile RAM, so you should be able to fit most CPU air coolers around and above it without issues. Be aware that low profile heat spreaders aren't as effective as heat spreaders that you can hang a sheet off of and sail to Asia with when it comes to overclocking RAM. But, I mean, if you know that overclocking memory is a thing, you probably knew that already anyway.
No complaints about performance. The computer is quick and snappy when multitasking, and handles a dozen or so Chrome tabs with ease. This computer will move onward in life primarily as a VM rig, and this RAM will handle it well. The obligatory MemTest86 run was the final step in the RAM installation process, and it passed with zero errors. This is good, solid RAM from a well-known, trusted brand, and if you just need something basic, affordable and high quality to plug into a motherboard and go, this is great for the job.
5 Stars By Kiteless on 2017-04-06
Works perfectly in my Ryzen 7 1700 build.
Works perfectly in my Ryzen 7 1700 build at it's full speed of 2400Mhz. Motherboard I used is the Asus Prime PB350-Plus and it's been rock solid. When I first got the mobo it has the 0406 BIOS. all 4 sticks worked. I later upgraded to the 0503 BIOS and now the 0513. No problems.
I don't overclock. The machine is plenty fast enough for modern games, and doing 4K video editing.... or both at the same time! Happy with this ram and it looks great in my NZXT Noctis 450 black and red build.
One thing to keep in mind is that Ryzen seems to perform better on faster memory. If you have a motherboard that can support quicker RAM, and you want to get the most out of your processor, even on stock speeds, this may not be the choice for you.
Hope this is helpful.
5 Stars By The Data Master on 1969-12-31
Works with my AM4 setup and doesn't cause fps drops for games
After reading a ton of reviews and reports of DDR4 memory not working with AM4 setups, I found that the ballistix Sport brand was 1 of 2 brands that seemed to work with pretty much all AM4 setups. I decided to buy it and am quite happy with my purchase. Games stay around 60 FPS at 1080 high with a Ryzen 5 1600 and GTX 1050 mini. I can encode a 1080 video at decent quality in an hour and a 720 video in around 20 minutes. Not much more can be said. I heard that gaming with Ryzen is better with faster mhz memory, but 2400 still keeps me smoothly around 60 FPS so I am content with the speed right now. I am very happy with my purchase and I will consider Ballistix again when I am ready to upgrade to 3200mhz.
5 Stars By Tyler Monroe on 2016-05-28
Really good memory for the price.
Really good memory. Surprisingly good for what it cost compared to other ram.The XMP is 2400 with tighter timings than just slaping it in and turning it on. I have mine running @3000mhz CL15. I basically just copied the XMP timings across the board and tightened the tip 3 while raising the speed untill it was stable.
On my last PC which was a Z170 Krait and an I7 6700k I couldnt get past 2800mhz, but on my Z370 Gigabyte aorus gaming 7 with 8700k I can boot up to 3400mhz, but the timings have to be really high so I settled on 3000mhz 15-15-15-39 1t. So just experiment and you should get amazing perfornance for alot cheaper than most ram at the same speeds.
5 Stars By Brett Cook on 2017-04-05
Reliable, runs at advertised speeds, looks nice, works on Crosshair VI Hero/Ryzen.
I purchased this 4x16gb kit to run on my new Ryzen 1800X (CPU) Crosshair VI Hero (motherboard) system. There's not much to report on it, it ran at its advertised speeds right out of the box. I've been using Crucial RAM for about 20 years now and I've never had a stick fail on me. It is not officially supported by Asus for this motherboard, but I can confirm it works fine on the current BIOS. I didn't have to tweak it at all.
5 Stars By Steve on 2017-07-04
It's ram, and it works.
Ram speeds have never really shown much of a difference for me when computing, but I am using this in a little micro-server I built for the house. It has 18tb of storage, and soon to be a raid 5 array for the 18tb, just so we don't lose anything. I might get an additional 8gb of ram just to ensure the server is never ram limited, but for now it is fine. Running plex, recording video from 8 ip cameras, and moving large files back and forth have never even come close to using 5gb's of ram. I get no stuttering, no jarred movements, just smooth motion.
5 Stars By dontusemyrealname on 2018-01-08
Just works, no issues. Not the fastest, just works.
Quick ram, no issues but haven't tried oc. Rig includes Ryzen 5 1400 processor, MSI b350m motherboard, getforce gtx 1050, crucial mx300 ssd, 16GB crucial ballistix sport, coolermaster masterbox lite 3.1 case, tp-link n900 wireless card, and EVGA 550W PS for a very very very affordable gaming platform for my daughter. All graphics maxed out on every game, not even a stutter.
5 Stars By B. Oberts on 2017-09-20
Quality pc ram at good speed and price
Picked these up to max out my pc for gaming and photo editing. Installed cleanly and was detected right away. My system is newer so I have not noticed major improvement during gaming as most games I have don’t require much more then 4gb of ram but the photo editing and video editing I do has significantly improved. Performance is faster and I can work with more content before slow down is observed. Highly recommend. They might be a little overkill but the price is right and the performance is just what I wanted.
1 Stars By Brock Lamont on 2018-07-20
Crucial does not take responsibility for bad ram.
I purchased a 32 GB Ram kit for my ASUS TUF X299 Mark 1 motherboard and i7 7820x processor. When I finally installed the RAM into the system, I received an error code of one long beep followed by two short beeps, indicating that no Ram was detected. I then attempted to troubleshoot by placing the ram in another compatible system owned by a friend of mine. Both my system and my friend's system were listed as compatible with both motherboard and the processor, so functioning ram should not have had any issues. When that didn't work, I contacted Crucial support, and they had me run through all the typical troubleshooting steps that you would normally follow. I had already done this, but repeated it anyways just to make sure. When that didn't work, I started an RMA process. Crucial sent me what I thought was replacement Ram, but turned out to be either another set of faulty Ram or the exact same sticks that I sent them. Once I received the ram, I placed it in my system with the same result as before, no Ram detected. I even went and placed it in another compatible system again just to make sure, but again no luck. At this point, I contacted crucial support again to inform them of the problem. They informed me that there's nothing that they could further do at this point and that basically I was out of luck, and I have no recourse. So at this point I'm out $330. If $330 is a decent amount of money to you, do not buy this product, as there is no recourse if the RAM does not work in your system and they deem it to be functional on their end. This was a huge disappointment, as I'm now out $330. This is not an AlumiGogo issue. I purchased the product through AlumiGogo, but it was Crucial that failed to rectify the situation. Buyer be warned. These sticks are a little too pricey to play roulette with.
on 1969-12-31 Nothing but problems, but another of Ballistix products solved it
I grabbed this for my new Asus ROG Strix system board for a new Ryzen system I'm building as a media center PC.
I expected no issues, since the board supported such a wide range of RAM speeds.
Went in fine, registered fine so the system recognized it, and I had nothing but issues. Apps that ran only when windowed, but if I minimized them, they would abnormally end. Media player lockups while watching videos... I troubleshot too long though with the CPU and system board since some of the self tests they did showed issues with them, and by the time I ruled them out, I couldn't return this anymore.
But fortunately I was able to get my hands on the same company's other product, Ballistix Sport A.T. 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) SR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Gaming Memory - BLS2K8G4D30CESTK
which is working flawlessly in my system now, once this stick was removed and those inserted, everything was flawless.
So the company has some good RAM, but this one was possibly a bad batch or some failure in the manufacturing process...