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Patriot Viper II PC3-16000 6GB DDR3 Kit - Overclocking

We move up from the Patriot G Series kit we looked at recently to find out how the top of the line PC3-16000 Viper II kit goes.

By: | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 24, 2009 4:20 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory



As we tend to find with all our 2000MHz kits, there's very little wiggle room when it comes to extra MHz. While we could squeeze an extra few MHz out of the Patriot kit, it wasn't anything that would result in any kind of performance increase.


Patriot Viper II PC3-16000 6GB Kit


The most important thing for 2000MHz kits is to make sure that they run at their stock clocks, which are already very high. Moving into the BIOS and setting the modules to 2000MHz and the correct timings resulted in the system booting straight away. We couldn't ask for much more and as you can see above they got into Windows Vista with no problems and managed to complete our benchmarks without a single hiccup.


Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time of testing the memory. Due to time constraints we weren't able to tweak the motherboard to the absolute maximum and find the highest possible FSB, as this could take days to find properly. We do however spend at least a few hours overclocking every motherboard to try and find the highest possible overclock in that time frame. You may or may not be able to overclock higher if you spend more time tweaking, or as new BIOS updates are released. "Burn-in" time might also come into play if you believe in that.


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