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Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB PC2-9200 DDR2-1150MHz Review

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For overclocking, I wanted to see how far I could push the RAM using the stock timings of 5-5-5-12 and 2.3v by just pushing the speed of the RAM, and keeping the CPU at stock of 2.66GHz. I slowly raised the clock speed of the memory by 5MHz until I could no longer pass memtest86+ without getting any errors. The highest I could safely get was 1200MHz before it topped out. I ran the same benchmarks as before against the same comparison memory, but this time at the overclocked 1200MHz speeds.

As I always want to stress overclocking as fun as it is, stresses your components. I recommend you read OCC's Overclocking Basics, and the Overclocking FAQ so that you have a basis to follow in your adventure. Also RAM gets very, very hot when putting more voltage through it, so I suggest you have some sort of active cooling like a RAM fan or comparable.


CPU-Z - Here is a shot of the specs running at 600MHz. As you can see the timings and speed were set in the BIOS for the stock specs.










Now that the electrons are racing, lets see if it improves the scores...

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation & Specifications
  3. Testing: CPU-Z, TaskManager
  4. Testing: PCMark05, Sandra
  5. Testing: Cachemem, Far Cry
  6. Overclocking: Results and Testing
  7. Overclocking: PCMark05, Sandra
  8. Overclocking: Cachemem, Far Cry
  9. Conclusion
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