This is not the first set of modules we have received from Patriot so we pretty well know what to expect from them. The modules come in a plastic protective blister pack that splits open without the need for any tools, so if they are not the right modules for your setup, you can easily return them in as new condition to the shop or manufacturer for refund or swap purposes (some systems don't like certain memory modules, so it's good to have an insurance policy for this, and the returnable blister packs definitely help).
Removing the modules from the protective blister we get to see them in all their glory. Designed on a green PCB the modules make up a 4GB kit containing 2x 2GB modules; this is the norm today as every major player uses Dual Channel to get higher bandwidth without having to increase speeds as much as in past years.
The modules use an alloy chocolate brown heatspreader that has a fin design along its axis to increase surface area to promote better cooling inside the case. The Patriot company logo is embedded into one side of the modules with the DDR2 logo on the opposite side in raised lettering, making it a lot more attractive.
Each module has a sticker on one side that includes the model number, speed rating and timings. These modules are designed for a 4-4-4-12 rating and support up to a maximum of 2.2 volts under the manufacturer's warranty.
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