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Old 03-07-2007, 12:37 AM   #9
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Re: Crucial PC2-8500 Ballistix Tracer Heatspreader off center ?

!!! They look so hawt with the spreaders off!

Nicely done mate. Good to hear you didn't rip any IC's off also
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Old 03-07-2007, 02:48 AM   #10
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Re: Crucial PC2-8500 Ballistix Tracer Heatspreader off center ?

Yeah very sexy and brings out the full smell of fresh PCBs

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  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 ES - L710A438 G0
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Looks like bare naked Micron D9GMH from Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 are running more than fine @625mhz 5-5-5-15 3-30-3-3-8 at 2.1v vdimm!





PC2-10000 5-5-5-15 at 2.1v vdimm

Temp probe reading off ICs for Super Pi 32M run read idle = 28-32C and load = 32-35C with 92x38mm Sunon 120cfm fan on medium speed rheobus.
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:14 AM   #11
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Re: Crucial PC2-8500 Ballistix Tracer Heatspreader off center ?

Interested in selling a set?
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:17 AM   #12
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Re: Crucial PC2-8500 Ballistix Tracer Heatspreader off center ?

Have to test this set and one more before I decide which to sell.. I'm still on the search for one that does high 590-600mhz 4-4-4-x with decent 5-5-5-15 >600mhz
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Old 03-07-2007, 10:38 PM   #13
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Re: Crucial PC2-8500 Ballistix Tracer Heatspreader off center ?

Still testing this 2nd kit which bare naked now, but I inspected the 3rd and final kit I have here and again another module in the pair isn't making full TIM contact with ICs but no where as bad as this 2nd kit's one module pictured here.

It seems one side of the module's LED controller (middle square chip) is slightly taller in height than the other side's middle square chip meaning the HS lifts slightly off the ICs in the middle on either side of the LED controller chip. The heatspreader on that side is clearly at a slight angle like the picture here but not as bad.

Solution: No stripping of heatspreader necessary ?

Instead of stripping this module's heatspreader going to try another method, grab one of those strong paper clips, 2 pieces of cardboard and trusty hair dryer.

Place one piece of cardboard on either side of heatspreader, use the paper clip to clamp both sides of the heatspreader using the cardboard as protective layer to prevent scratching on the heatspreader. Now using hair dryer to heat up the heatspreader while leaving the heatspreader clamped down to making contact with ICs.

I'm hoping this heat and clamp method will allow the heatspreader to bend back inward towards the ICs to allow better contact

End Verdict:
The clamp and heat method seems to have worked, the heatspreader's TIM has made firm and full contact on the ICs and seems to have stayed for now. Guess have to wait until I get around to testing the 3rd and final kit
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:24 AM   #14
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Re: Crucial PC2-8500 Ballistix Tracer Heatspreader off center ?

Good job !!
Damn lucky not to kill 'em
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:16 AM   #15
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Re: Crucial PC2-8500 Ballistix Tracer Heatspreader off center ?

Yup lucky they're fine

Some 4-4-4-12 tests with my bare naked Micron D9GMH from Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500. Seems my first and second kit (bare naked) both have a slightly higher 4-4-4-12 max then my non-tracer Ballistix PC2-8500 modules. 570mhz 4-4-4-12 at 2.45v vs 555-565mhz 4-4-4-12 at 2.45v (tested with 3-30-3-3-8 subtimings).

Memtest86+ v1.70 looped test #5 @570mhz 4-4-4-12 3-30-3-3-8 at 2.45v the bare naked modules with 92x38mm 120cfm fan on rheobus set ~60% fan speed was only registering around 34-36C temps



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Old 09-07-2007, 04:55 PM   #16
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Re: Crucial PC2-8500 Ballistix Tracer Heatspreader off center ?

care to show some bios screens George ?
for some reason my settings won't save ?
have to "run default" then load windows
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