Patriot PDC32G1866LLK PC3-15000 2GB DDR3 Kit

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

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.

Patriot PDC32G1866LLK Packaging Patriot PDC32G1866LLK Packaging
 
To help improve the bland aesthetics of the clear plastic blister pack, Patriot have placed a card insert complete with 'spacey' graphics on a plain black background behind the modules. While the card only offers the most basic information about the modules on the outside, Patriot have folded the card into a two page booklet that goes into more detail about the modules and basic information on how to install them.


Appearance

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.

Patriot PDC32G1866LLK Front Patriot PDC32G1866LLK Back

Patriot PDC32G1866LLK Patriot Logo patriot PDC32G1866LLK DDR3 Logo

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.

Patriot PDC32F1866LLK 
 
Moving on to a birds-eye view of the kit, we can see that the IC's are placed on only one side of the modules. This is pretty standard for a 2GB DDR3 kit, and should mean that with only one bank of IC's and a fairly low operation voltage of 1.9v, the PDC32G1866LLK kit will run pretty cool.
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Most Recent Comments

22-11-2007, 08:43:29

JN
"Looking for some extremely fast DDR3? We check out the Patriot Extreme Performance PC3-15000 kit to see if it fits the bill."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...123527350s.jpg

Patriot PDP32G1866LLK Review

22-11-2007, 09:19:32

Ham
Shame really. They could have been onto a real winner.

They given a response yet?

22-11-2007, 09:57:56

ionicle
thats really quite pathetic that they couldnt even do what it said on the tin (well, plastic thing )

22-11-2007, 10:20:48

FragTek
Hopefully Patriot will get back to you and swap out the sticks for another pair to test. Patriot doesn't seem like they'd BS their claimed speeds by as much as these differed.

22-11-2007, 10:25:38

Pyr0
board limitation, not ram

22-11-2007, 10:28:57

FragTek
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'
board limitation, not ram
Are you sure about that? They tried with three different motherboards.

22-11-2007, 10:33:06

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'
board limitation, not ram
Afraid not. The OCZ kit runs up to almost DDR3-2000 on the same board. I literally swapped the kits over without changing any settings to eliminate that as a possible issue.

22-11-2007, 12:08:46

Pyr0
sorry, was meant to be a question, but i couldn't edit my post with a "?"

24-11-2007, 02:34:13

Rastalovich
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Pyr0'
board limitation, not ram ? ()
Funny u posted that. I was thinking about the Q6600 vS mobo, and what results an AMD cpu and `whatever ddr3 board` would make of it. Memory results alone u understand.

Something is holding something back by the looks of things. Feedback would answer some questions.

24-11-2007, 12:21:46

Pyr0
couple more questions

What is the max (stable) FSB for that Q6600?

What performance level were the tests completed at in the end?

And how much voltage did you try on the NB?

I found I ran out of NB voltage rather quickly on the P5K3 when testing some Ballistix... been thinking about trying a voltmod ever since lol (or buying/trying X38 or X48)

Here's some Ballistix at 2000 just for ref. (unstable)
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