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Patriot Viper Xtreme PC3 16000 CAS 9 2X2GB Memory Review



The Patriot Viper Xtreme memory performed well in the testing even with the little available overclocking headroom. The addition of the copper strips between the memory modules and the extruded aluminum heat spreaders is a nice addition to help keep the heat down in these memory modules. This design improves on the AOC concept used on the original Viper Series modules. The cool running modules help bring stability to higher end overclocks. When overclocked, I was able to push Viper Xtreme modules up another 112MHz. Not earth shattering but worth the effort to get them to this level.

Like I stated in the introduction, the higher frequency memory modules do make a difference in the feel of your computer (at least it does to me). I for one, like the snappy feel of my computer that the higher frequency RAM gives me. Thus investing a little more in a guaranteed higher frequency kit like this, may also be worth it for others if you feel the same as I do. This set of modules is made for the enthusiast and it shows with enhanced cooling and latencies to give you that 2000MHz + set of memory you are looking for .



  • Medium profile heat-spreaders w/copper strips
  • Aggressive stock frequency
  • Snappy feel
  • RoHS compliant
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • XMP ready



  • Overclocking Headroom


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  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  4. Testing: PCMark Vantage, Si Soft Sandra 2011
  5. Testing: Geekbench 2.1, Super PI 1.5
  6. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  7. Conclusion
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