Patriot PDC32G1866LLK PC3-15000 2GB DDR3 Kit
Nothing really changes when it comes to the packaging used on most manufacturers memory kits. The favourite without doubt, is still the clear moulded plastic blister pack. To be quite honest, this is a pretty unintuitive and unprotective way of packaging something as fragile as a £380 DDR3 kit, but in Patriot's defence, the modules did arrive in pristine condition all the way from the USA.
One of the minor gripes back in our review of Patriot's PC2-8500 modules was the use of some rather ugly brown heatspreaders. However, as we can see from the images below, Patriot have gone for a much more appeasing silver finish that will undoubtedly be a lot less offensive to the majority of enthusiasts.
Putting aside the colour change, Patriot have used the same 'finned' heatspreader design as found on many of their previous Extreme Performance kits. This certainly isn't a bad thing, as fins are known to improve thermal performance by increasing surface area and making better use of any airflow passing over the modules.