great to see how individual memory stacks up against the competition under stock
configurations, but we're also going to show how it compares when overclocked.
With performance in mind, we're going to compare the maximum overclocked results of the various DDR2
DIMMs we've tested in the past and are listed below. Remember, just because memory is
clocked fast doesn't mean it's the best thing for a computer.
Timings are also important and getting the right ratio of both is the key!
* - Will be retested in the future
with new BIOS that doesn't limit motherboard clock speed to 216
Who said larger DIMM's don't overclock well? ;-) The PDP Systems Patriot PC2-4200 XBL memory overclocks
higher than anything we've ever tested on the DDR-2 platform,
and with slightly better timings too! Definitely very good RAM!
Big, blue and fast!
With the amount of bloatware out there, 1GB of system memory often doesn't feel like
enough. When multitasking between a couple different programs, while playing MP3's and surfing the internet, sometimes I end
up just waiting for the system to catch up. Those who have gone to 2GB worth of system memory
tell me that multitasking is really quicker and smoother, I think I'll have
to give it a shot in the near future. ;-)
PDP Systems new Patriot line of DDR-2 memory is aimed directly at enthusiasts and power users who only want quality hardware. The PDP Systems Patriot PC-4200 DDR2 XBL kit consists of two 1GB sticks of memory and is rated to run at PC4200 while using 3-2-2-4 memory timings (at 1.8V). Those of you
who like to push things to the limit will be pleased to hear that the PC2-4200 XBL
memory can run as fast as 700 MHz with 4-3-3-12 timings (at 2V). Simply
At stock speeds, when running a single application the PDP Systems Patriot PC-4200 DDR2 XBL was slightly slower than the 1GB reference
sets, but really shines when we running test like Business Winstone 2004! In
that example, the test system was a good 5-10% faster.