|Module Size||16GB kit (8GBx2)|
|Specs||DDR3 PC3-14900 10-10-10-30 Unbuffered NON-ECC DDR3-1866 1.35V 1024Meg x 64 |
|Bullet Features||Performance memory for gamers and enthusiasts|
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I've had these for 2.5 months, so far, and have logged a lot of hours with these while doing heavy load work (software development and file processing). All along, these have worked perfectly in my Dell Precision M6600, along with two slower 4GB (8GB total) SODIMMs, giving me a total of 24GB. These laptops have two fast slots and two slow slots. I briefly used the Ballistix memory without the other set. It worked well in both configurations. What's also great about these is that when I'm able to upgrade to the M6800 (Dell's newest Precision model), these Ballistics SODIMMs will also be fast enough for the fastest slots in that machine. I'm very satisfied with these, as I am with three Crucial M550 SSD drives, and one M500 SSD drive. Crucial has become my go-to brand for SSDs and memory. What I like most is that they test compatibility and, from their main page, allow me to find components that are compatible with my system. Strangely, though, after I made the purchase, this memory disappeared as a comfirmed, compatible component for my system.
Looks very nice, sturdy, and easy to handle. It came up as "compatible" for my Dell Inspiron 15-3521 so, I purchased it. The laptop worked, and all the heavy apps like MS Office 2010 ran quickly, and flawlessly. The only problem was that this particular module made the screen flicker, to the point of where I had to chase after the buttons and links all over the screen with the cursor in order to click it. I took out 1 card and ran it on 8GB and the screen didn't flicker as much, but it still flickered and made my eyes go funny. I put the original modules back in, and solved the problem... I updated the BIOS and updated the video driver, and so on, but it was the new set of memory causing the flicker. I'm not sure if this particular batch was defective, but, it's safe to assume that these are not compatible with my Dell Inspiron since I tested both of them one at a time. Therefore, I asked for an exchange for the 12800Mhz module which matches the original.
Dell Inspiron 15-3521 has a shared video memory, which I think that's where the problem was.