Author: Bob Buskirk
Viper Xtreme Division 4 Overview
Patriot actually has 3 different Viper Xtreme lines of memory. First is the Viper Xtreme line, which is designed for older systems (X58, P55). Second is the Division 2 line, which are all dual-channel kits and are designed for Intel’s 2nd generation Core processors. Finally we have the Division 4 line, which are all quad-channel kits and designed for Intel’s X79 platform. So if you didn’t guess already the kit we are checking out today is made up of 4 modules, with each module being 16GB.
Each module has a green PCB and black heatspreader. The heatspreader again is made up of 6 grams of copper at its core paired with an extruded aircraft-grade aluminum outer shield. The way the heatspreaders are designed you can actually see the copper core. This is going to keep your modules nice and cool while in operation. These modules definitely have to be some of the heaviest I’ve used.
The heatspreaders are a little bit larger than the actual module so you are going to want to make sure you will not run into any clearance issues with your CPU cooler.
On one side of the modules you have a Viper Xtreme logo and on the other you have a sticker that has all of the information and about the kit. So again this is the PXQ316G1866ELQK kit, which is a 16GB kit running at 1866MHz with timings of 9-11-9-27 at 1.65V.