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Patriot Viper DDR3-1866 2GB Memory Kit

By: Cameron Johnson | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: May 9, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 84%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Test System


Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 @ 3.2Ghz (8x400MHz)


Motherboard: GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Hard Disk: 500GB Seagate 7200.9 (Supplied by Seagate Australia)


Graphics Card: MSI Geforce 8800GTS 640MB (Supplied by MSI)


Cooling: GIGABYTE Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2


Drivers: Intel INF, Forceware 163.21


Our test system today consists of the GIGABYTE X48T-DQ6 motherboard. We have upgraded from our P35T motherboard as it did not support XMP which is one of the main tests we wanted to run on the modules. Today we compare the Patriot Viper Fin modules against the OCZ 1600MHz XMP modules we have already tried in the past, with great success.


Our tests consist of the modules at 1333MHz which is the highest official speed that JEDEC supports. We then cranked the system up to run the modules using the XMP 1600MHz profile, and then we decided to go for the highest clock speeds we could get.


Our maximum memory speed tests were 908MHz for our Patriot samples and 910MHz on our OCZ XMP modules.


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At 1333MHz and 1600MHz, the OCZ memory managed to sneak in front, thanks to tighter memory timings at these speeds. However, when we push the modules to max overclocking there is little difference between the two candidates. This is quite possibly because the CPU isn't able to use much more bandwidth.


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