Patriot Extreme Performance (PDC22G8500ELK) DDR2 2GB Kit
Published: 16th March 2007 | Source: Patriot | Price: |Introduction
With its headquarters based in sunny California, Patriot has been producing high performance memory modules under its parent company PDP Systems for over 20 years. Sale of their modules is on a global scale with distributors throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. It would be fair to say that Patriot is better known by our overclocking buddies over in the USA, but have no doubt that Patriot is slowly and surely making its presence known in the UK enthusiast market as well.
Today I've been given the opportunity to take a look at Patriot's top-of-the-line PC2-8500 modules DDR2 kit, with eased latencies of 5-5-5-9. However, before we do this, let's see what Patriot have to say about themselves:
|Founded in 1985, a member of JEDEC, PDP Systems has been a value-added global technology solutions provider. PDP manufacturers and distributes DDR2, DDR, SDRAM and Flash memories. PDP's services include worldwide OEM contract manufacturing and private label.|
PDP's state-of-the-art Fremont, California, facility is composed of multiple production lines, and a highly skilled production staff. This gives PDP the ability and resources necessary to provide a full line of memory module solutions.
The following information has been taken directly from Patriot's website:
|The Patriot Extreme Performance (EP) Eased Latency line is engineered to expand your gaming options. These modules are designed to operate at PC2-8500 with timings of 5-5-5-9 and are available in 1GB Kit and 2GB Kit capacities. They are equipped with heat shields to improve module stability performance while operating under extreme overclocking conditions. Engineered with the best quality components, the Patriot Extreme Performance line is the ultimate solution for extreme overclocking and games.|
• Extreme Bandwidth PC2-8500 (1066MHz)
• Eased Latency (5-5-5-9)
• Bladed aluminum heat shields to improve module stability
• 100% Tested and Verified
• Compatible with new AMD AM2 and Intel Conroe Processors
• Lifetime Warranty
• RoHS Compliant
• Voltage Setting: 2.6v
As you may be able to see from the images above, the PDC22G8500ELK kit is based on D9GKX IC's from Micron. This will be to the delight of many overclockers as most D9 based kits have very good overclocking abilities, respond well to reasonable voltage increases and are also capable of fairly tight timings.