Patriot has come through again with another quality memory kit. In our test the performance was very good and our system ran stable without any issues. The timings were a little high for a DDR3 kit, we are normally used to seeing 9-9-9-24, but on this kit they are 9-11-9-27. For a beginner getting the memory up to speed is easy with the XMP profile. All you have to do is go in to your BIOS and enable the XMP profile. Even some Windows-based overclocking programs allow you to set the XMP profiles. So if you are a beginner you won’t have any issues with this memory.
Overclocking was a little tricky with this kit. Not because of the memory itself, but because of the P67 platform. Refer to the overclocking section of our review for a more in detail explanation. Overclocking memory on the P67 platform is very unstable, especially if you are adjusting the CPU Base Frequency (bclock). We were able to get the modules up to 1957MHz, which isn’t all that impressive, but like I said we were limited by the P67 platform.
These modules are designed just like the Viper Xtreme modules we just reviewed, the only real difference is that these modules use a green PCB, not a black one. They have the same heatspreader design with a 6 gram copper core. This provides excellent cooling. The heatsink fins are not that tall so they will not get in the way of most CPU coolers. Patriot stands behind their products and gives this kit a lifetime warranty.
Right now this kit from Patriot sells for just under $100 online. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1866 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit a 9 out of 10 score.
– XMP Profile
– Good Performance
– Lifetime Warranty
– Quality design
– Timings are a little higher (9-11-9-27)