With the release of CPU’s that have great overclocking potential comes the need to have ram that has lots of headroom so as not to limit overclocking potential. On more than one occasion, I have found myself wondering what the full potential of a system would have been if I had just had some DDR that was not holding me back or causing me to lower the frequency. Several manufacturers have released products that address this issue. Today, d we look at one of those companies, Patriot Memory, and their Viper II Sector 5 4GB 2000MHz kit, to see what kind of room we find it gives us in our overclocking adventures.
Patriot advertises this model with the following on their website:
“The PatriotViper II ‘Sector 5′ Series, part of the
Extreme Performance (EP) line, is the ultimate
performance memory solution for the Intel P55
system platform. The Viper II ‘Sector 5′ series are built
using only the highest quality pre-sorted IC’s available
and are subjected to rigorous testing and validation
on the P55 platform to achieve optimized
performance and maximum quality. These modules
are engineered to reach 2000MHz at 8-8-8-24 timings
and are available in 4GB kit capacity. This kit includes
Futuremark’s 3DMark Vantage benchmarking
software for enthusiasts to fine tune their system for
Patriot has also decided to market this kit with a license for Futuremark’s 3DMark Vantage, which is a $20 value.
VIPER SERIES SPECS AND FEATURES:
- Extreme Performance PC3-16000
- Low Latency (8-8-8-24)
- XMP Ready
- Equipped with advance aluminum
- 100% Tested and Verified
- Lifetime Warranty
- RoHS Compliant
- Tested on Intel P55 chipset
As we can see from the specs, this kit is rated to run at a frequency of 2000MHz, and is able to do it at timings of 8-8-8-24. It also carries a lifetime warranty, and has the XMP profile built right into it.
Let’s take a closer look at the build.