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Patriot Extreme Performance DDR2 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8500 RAM Review

Former staff writer , Tallman    -   March 8, 2007


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Conclusion:


It was a pleasure working with this memory. It ran at the advertised speeds flawlessly and it even ran better than advertised. I think that with another motherboard, I may be able to get this ram into windows much higher than 1150 MHz. I would love to try it as soon as I get the chance. It seemed to perform well in real world applications and it scaled well as I increased the frequency. The extra frequency that this ram is capable of gives a very nice boost to the frames per second in games for a better, smoother and faster game playing experience. I can only guess at this time the difference it would make to use this ram with a motherboard that made use of its EPP capabilities. This would be very interesting to test out.

I did notice one thing that really seemed to stand out to me. If you followed along in the graphs, maybe you also noticed that the OCZ ram tended to do better in the synthetic benchmarks, while the Patriot ram tended to dominate in the Far Cry tests. Not by a large margin mind you, but generally, the Patriot ram was the top performer in the real-world application we all know and love as Far Cry. So, if you are a gamer, it appears that this ram would make an excellent choice for your system.

Pros:

  • Easy Installation
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Tech Support
  • EPP Ready
  • Ships in Secure Packaging
  • Overclocks Well

Cons:

  • None



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  3. Testing, Benchmarks & Apps
  4. Overclocking
  5. Overclocking - Part 2
  6. Overclocking - Part 3
  7. Overclocking - Part 4
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