Patriot DDR2 Overclocking Roundup

Article Index
Patriot DDR2 Overclocking Roundup
Patriot DDR2-800 Kit Information
Patriot DDR2-1066 and Test Information
On With The Benchmarks!


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With the price of memory as it is, there is really no reason to still be running a system with less that 2GB of RAM.  Many applications and games take full advantage of 2GB, and some games are now requiring even greater amounts of RAM when running Microsoft's latest Operating System - Vista.  Today we are taking a look at some 2GB RAM kits from Patriot Memory.  Patriot used to be called PDP Systems, and they've been around for a while.  Follow along and see if they've got things figured out and offer great products, or if they still have a ways to go.  We will be testing out three different products and overclocking them to see which is the best bang for your buck.


About Patriot Memory:

PatriotMission Statement
To be the vendor of choice for the computer and consumer electronic industries with a commitment to service and quality.

Commitment, focus on innovation in technology, product quality, and customer satisfaction are the key enablers of our future success.

Company Profile
Established in 1985, Patriot Memory builds a full range of memory module and flash memory products, offering a perfect blend of quality and value. Patriot products include Extreme Performance (EP), Signature Lines (SL) and Flash Memory solutions (FM).

Product Design
We understand the value of designing and responding quickly and intelligently to the rapid changes inherent in the memory module industry.  This commitment to R&D enables us to deliver the best quality memory modules powered by the latest innovative technology.

Manufacturing and Operations
Patriot's development and manufacturing facility are located in Fremont, California USA.  Our manufacturing segment is composed of a highly skilled production staff and multiple production lines optimized for modules, giving Patriot the ability and resources necessary to provide a full line of memory module solutions.

QA/QC Testing
Patriot Memory ensures that every module meets or exceeds industry standards.  The manufacturing process begins with high-quality components and ends with rigorous functional testing to ensure each module's reliability and compatibility.

Patriot Memory modules are approved by leading motherboard and system manufacturers such Intel, Tyan, Supermicro and Iwill. Patriot Memory is a member of Apple Developer Connection. Awards from such leading product review sites as XBit Labs, Anandtech, Tom's Hardware and Hot demonstrate Patriot EP and DC+XBLK memory modules set the standard for performance and reliability.


With that being said, let's take a look at the products we'll be covering today. . .

Memory Roundup
Memory Roundup


We are looking at two DDR2-800 kits that brandish the titles of "Eased Latency" and "Low Latency".  We are also looking at a DDR2-1066 kit of "Eased Latency".  From the sounds of things, the best kit for most people will likely be the PC2-6400 Low Latency kit, but time will tell how they all handle overclocking on our shiny new eVGA 680i SLI motherboard.

On the next page we'll briefly cover each kit before we jump into testing.