Patriot Extreme Performance (PDC22G8500ELK) DDR2 2GB Kit
Published: 16th March 2007 | Source: Patriot | Price: |
When reviewing hardware here at Overclock3D one of the questions we have to ask ourselves at this point in the review is: "Would I use this product in my own computer?". With the Patriot Extreme Performance PC2-8500 the answer would most definitely have to be Yes. Falling only 8mhz short of the magical DDR2-1200 and capable of timings as low as 4-4-4-6 when running at DDR-1066, the Patriot ELK modules are certainly fit for demanding overclockers.
Priced just under £260 at time of review (15/03/07), the Patriot PDC22G8500ELK isn't the cheapest PC2-8500 kit on the market. However, when you consider that it is capable of almost DDR2-1200 (PC2-9600) the price suddenly becomes much more appealing.
• Capable of tight timings at 4-4-4-6.
• Only 8mhz short of managing DDR2-1200 speeds.
• Lifetime warranty.
• Dark brown heatspreaders may not appeal to all.
• Slightly pricey for a PC2-8500 kit.
A big thanks to Patriot for making this review possible.
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