today I have to test a triple channel kit based for the X58 chipset. It´s a 3x1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC3-10600 (1333MHz) CL7-7-7-24 with 1,65V Green LED. The labeling of the kit is BL3KIT12864TG1337.
Since I down own a motherboard and processor based for X58, I will test the memory on the Intel P55 chipset.
The memory comes in a plastic package. All needful information you find on the paper enclosed inside the plastic and on the memory modules.The modules have nice looking green heatspreaders filled up with green LEDs. The LEDs located on the bottom of the modules are lightning every time, but the LEDs located on the top side of the modules illustrating the memory usage.If the memory module is idle the LEDs blinking very slow, but while memory stressing the LEDs blinking very fast.
Test rig and methodology:
3x1GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC3-10600(picked two from them for dual channel)
Intel Core i5 750
Akasa eXtreme Power 1200W 80+
I tested the memory with the default voltage registered from the manufacturer 1,65V. And with different memory timings (CL6-6-6-18, CL7-7-7-22, CL8-8-8-22, CL9-9-9-22) I tested the max reachable stable frequency. For the stability check I used the utility Linx with problem size 13000 and 5 loops. To the stable frequencies I added the Everest cache and memory benchmark to see the difference between frequencies and memory timings. So enough word here are the results.
The memory is very great for every day use and have a little overclocking potential. The blinking LEDs can interfere with some users , maybe good for modded PC cases.