Patriot Extreme Performance (PDC22G8500ELK) DDR2 2GB Kit



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.

Editors Choice Award

A big thanks to Patriot for making this review possible.

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Most Recent Comments

16-03-2007, 14:54:24

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

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

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

Thanks for another great review XMS.Quote

16-03-2007, 18:44:47

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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