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Memory vs. performance memory

Multiple levels of performance.

No matter which type of memory you choose — Crucial memory or Crucial Ballistix performance memory — Crucial DRAM is designed to help your system perform at its best. To help you choose the right type of memory for your system, we've developed the following pointers.

Choose Crucial memory if you use your computer for home and business tasks. For common applications like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (along with the Internet and email, of course), your system will run great on premium-quality Crucial memory — and it will work even better if you increase the amount of memory in your system. Crucial memory is designed for mainstream systems and is a great fit for most computer users.

Choose Ballistix Sport performance memory if you use your computer for gaming or for more data-intensive applications (video editing software, Adobe CS, financial modeling programs, and CAD programs). For mainstream computer users who run these types of programs (or who just want better overall performance), the Ballistix Sport series offers faster speeds and timings, integrated heat spreaders, and lower latencies. What's more, it's easy to install and requires little to no adjustments to your system's BIOS.

Choose Ballistix Tactical, Ballistix Tactical Tracer, or Ballistix Elite performance memory if you want your system to really go Ballistix. With even faster speeds and timings, custom heat spreaders, and lower latencies across the board, Ballistix high-end performance memory is designed for gamers, enthusiasts, case modders, and overclockers who require advanced levels of performance. Ballistix high-end performance memory is available in DDR3 modules for the fastest speeds and timings.

No matter which type of memory you choose — Crucial memory or Crucial Ballistix performance memory — all of our modules are premium-quality DRAM and include limited lifetime warranties, outstanding tech support, and guaranteed compatibility if you purchase on Crucial.com and use our System Scanner or Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool to find it. What are you waiting for?

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Crucial Advisor tool
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Crucial System Scanner
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