Ballistix® M.O.D. Utility
Your gaming memory command center
Designed exclusively for high-end Ballistix® Elite and Tactical Tracer modules, the Ballistix M.O.D. (Memory Overview Display) Utility is a free downloadable tool that works with Microsoft® Windows®-based systems and allows you to play full throttle while monitoring memory temperature in real time via an integrated thermal sensor.
How it works
The M.O.D. Utility allows you to easily observe four critical pieces of memory data.
- SPD Data: Analyze module, JEDEC timing, and XMP profile information
- Temperature: Display memory heat measurements in real time
- Lights: Customize the color, pattern, and brightness of each Tactical Tracer module
- Settings: Configure the M.O.D. Utility your way
Use the M.O.D. Utility to customize the LEDs on Tactical Tracer modules
Ballistix Tactical Tracer modules feature activity-indicating LEDs on the top edge of the module to reflect your system’s activity level, while ground-effect LEDs emit steady light. All in real time, you can adjust the brightness of the LEDs, turn them on and off, and adjust LED light patterns through the M.O.D. Utility.
Customize light patterns
When creating Tactical Tracer, we asked gamers what they wanted. As a result, each module comes with two LED color combinations (red/green or blue/orange) and four different light patterns (Inside Out, Stereo, Lava, and Streamer). LED activity is based on the reads and writes to the memory – slow at idle and fast for memory-intensive applications or gaming.
Gather more intel with additional ICs
Tactical Tracer modules also consist of two extra integrated circuits (ICs) – a microcontroller and a complex programmable logic device (CPLD). The microcontroller records temperature, voltage, uptime, and usage information that you can view by using the M.O.D. Utility. The CPLD essentially acts as an activity meter – it has a counter that senses memory reads/writes, then translates this activity into unique light patterns.
Other ways to scheme with user-controlled LED lights
- Improved debugging. If the lights are moving, your system is likely busy. If they’re not moving and the system is unresponsive, it’s likely frozen.
- Improved monitoring. The uptime monitor allows you to see if someone has been on your system while you were away.
- Improved security. If your system lights up for no reason in the middle of the night, your system may be doing something memory intensive – intentionally or unintentionally. The lights give you a visual warning that something is happening on your rig.