|2500MHz Patriot Viper-II Sector-5 DDR3 Kit|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Memory|
|Written by Servando Silva|
|Tuesday, 28 September 2010|
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Patriot Viper II 'Sector 5' PVV34G2500C9K SPD
As it is usual, at Benchmark Reviews we love to show the whole SPD to our readers. These images help users to watch how their memory will work with and without an Xtreme Memory Profile when installing their RAM for the first time. Normally, brands write very light-loaded SPDs in order to maximize compatibility in every motherboard used. Have a look at CPU-Z SPD tab:
In this case, Patriot added 900MHz 6-6-6 and 1066MHz 7-7-7 JEDECs working at 1.5 volts. I actually find those values a little bit low, especially for this kit. Many motherboards support up to 1333MHz without issues, but I won't cry a lot about this since they already included a 2500MHz XMP working at 9-11-9-27 2T timings with 1.65 volts for users who just want to install their kit and set the XMP instead of taking some extra time for tweaking and manually set every parameter in the BIOS.
Just to corroborate, I always open CPU Tweaker and check timings, but this time I was rather confused when I saw the XMP shown with 10-12-10-28 Timings. It must be a bug and nothing else though...While some users think testing stability at default settings can be taken as an insult to the brand, I normally test each DIMM to verify if there are any errors produced by shipping damages or any other stuff. Today, this is not just to prove that, but also to make sure I'll be able to reach 2500MHz 100% stable with the motherboard and CPU used as it's not an easy task, especially if you're not used to RAM overclocking.
Memtest 4.1 worked all the night without showing errors at 2500MHz 9-11-9-27 1T timings.