|Crucial Ballistix BL2KIT25664FN1608 Memory Kit|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Servando Silva|
|Monday, 28 June 2010|
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Ballistix Memory Overview Display Utility
You probably have been thinking how Crucial shows the temperatures of your RAM, right? Well, since they added a thermal sensor to the PCB this will be the first time you'll be able to monitor your DIMMs from your screen. Crucial recently launched the MOD Utility which is a very simple application with 32 & 64 bit Windows OSs support which shows the SPD Data and temperatures of your memory installed.
The first menu shows you the SPD DATA of your DIMMs. While this should work with any other memory kit we didn't tested it as there are many other applications for that purpose. It will let you choose any module installed on your motherboard slots and show the JEDEC and XMP information along with the capacity and model's number. As you can see the application is very basic, and it doesn't show the command rate, but it's still in BETA phase so Crucial has some time to debug and optimize it. One thing I might like would be to have a small/miniature mode because right now the software takes a big portion of your screen.
The second tab shows the temperatures per DIMM. It shows a little graph per slot (where a DIMM is installed) and you can even log the temperature every interval of time to a file.
Finally, the settings tab is where you can select your temperature's unit (Celsius and Fahrenheit), and the update intervals of the chart and file's log. The "About" Tab shows the info of the creators and current version of the utility installed. That's pretty much what Crucial is offering as an extra value for this kit, and they say they aren't charging extra money for it.