Chinese overclocker baby-j has established a new world record for memory frequency. The record-setter pushed Crucial’s Ballistix Max DDR4-4000 (BLM16G40C18U4B.M8FB1) memory under liquid nitrogen (LN2) to 7,004.2 MHz, an impressive 75.1% overclock. The user’s shared screenshots show a frequency of 7,006.4 MHz, however, the validated result points to 7,004.2 MHz. The brand’s Ballistix Max memory has become a favorite for extreme overclockers.
The record system consisted of a Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G and the new MSI’s overclocking-centric MEG B550 Unify-X motherboard. The module leverages Micron’s B-die integrated circuits (ICs), and it’s rated for DDR4-4000 at 1.35V. Crucial doesn’t list the memory on its website, so, its primary timings are unknown. For the record, the overclocker obviously relaxed the timings to 22-26-26-46 (1T). The DDR5 specification is already eyeing jaw-dropping frequencies up to 8,400 MHz, but DDR4 has shown the hardware world that it still has something left in the tank.