Patriot Extreme Performance (PDC22G8500ELK) DDR2 2GB Kit

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

Patriot have made a slight alteration to the popular 'blister-pack' style packaging used by many manufacturers, opting for a slightly more protective dome style packet. This method of packaging may look slightly minimalist, but it certainly served its purpose, keeping our test samples unscathed on their lengthy journey from the USA.

Patriot PC2-8500 Packaging Patriot PC2-8500 Packaging

To improve the aesthetical appeal of the packaging, Patriot have used a rather simplistic red backing card complete with a white radial pattern in the centre. Open up the card and you will find a basic guide on how to install the memory modules and further information on their preferred latency settings.


Appearance

Utilising 'bladed' brown aluminium heatspreaders, it has to be said that the Patriot modules certainly aren't the best looking ones I've ever come across. However, once the modules are installed inside a darkened PC case they look closer to black (and thankfully slightly more 'extreme').

Patriot PC2-8500 Module Front Patriot PC2-8500 Module Back

Patriot PC2-8500 Module Back Patriot PC2-8500 Module IC's

Getting the 'naked' shots of the memory modules with the heatspreaders removed certainly wasn't an easy task. The thermal pads Patriot have used are extremely sticky and appear to be made from some kind of fabric. If you're planning on replacing the heatspreaders on these modules you will need to take extreme care, as it is fairly easy to uproot the IC's from the PCB.
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Most Recent Comments

16-03-2007, 14:54:24

Mullet
nice review Jams.

Patriot make some sweet DDR & DDR2...had a set of their DIMMS in my AMD FX based rig...very nice!Quote

16-03-2007, 14:59:36

JN
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Originally Posted by name='Mullet'
nice review Jams.

Patriot make some sweet DDR & DDR2...had a set of their DIMMS in my AMD FX based rig...very nice!
Cheers & lol, never been called that before Quote

16-03-2007, 18:12:28

Mullet
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Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Cheers & lol, never been called that before
Had a mate in Uni called James.....always ref'd to as Jams....Quote

16-03-2007, 18:14:23

Luffy
Thanks for another great review XMS.Quote

16-03-2007, 18:44:47

PV5150
Awesome review as usual Jim, well done. I loved the new 'recommended retailers' icon - nice touch. I fixed your link from the review to forum for ya Quote
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