Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 800 4GB (2 x 2GB) PC2-6400 ReviewMakaveli -
This Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 RAM has multiple pros and cons. First, I was impressed with how the set kept up with the exceptional performance of the Mushkin XP2-6400 4GB set. Almost all of the results between the Patriot set and the Mushkin XP2 set were very close. At stock speeds, the Patriot RAM took second place in six of the eleven benchmarks. But in the world of the enthusiasts, second place just isn’t good enough. The Patriot set only had four first place finishes in the benchmarks, which doesn’t cut it for me. I would have liked to see it have the majority of the benchmarks in its pocket. What disappointed me the most about this RAM was its overclocking ability at its stock timings of 4-4-4-12. I was only able to go 7MHz higher than the stock rating, which isn’t very good in my book. I was relieved to see that the set was able to go all the way up to 533MHz (DDR2 1066) with the looser timings of 5-5-5-12. After you look through the test results, it’s clear to see that this true 4GB set is a good one because it keeps up with two exceptional sets from Mushkin, but it just does not separate itself from the pack.
- True 4GB Set
- 4-4-4-12 Timings
- Overclocking Ability (with looser timings)
- Overclocking Ability (with stock timings)