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Patriot PDC22G9200ELK PC2-9200 2GB DDR2-1150 Memory Review

Patriot PDC22G9200ELK PC2-9200 2GB DDR2-1150 Memory Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The minimum amount of memory you should be running a computer with is 2GB RAM, even if you're only running Microsoft WindowsXP. If it's Microsoft Windows Vista, even more memory may be required!
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External Mfg. Website: Patriot Jun 05 2007   Colin Sun  
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Max OC Chart and Conclusions

It's 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 DDR-2 memory modules PCSTATS has tested in the past which 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 real key to performance based overclocking!

Maximum Overclocked Speeds - PCstats Results

Maximum Speed w/ Low Latency

Timings

Capacity Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1260 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1244 MHz
Patriot PDC22G9200ELK 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1170 MHz
OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum SLI* 4-4-3-15 1024MB 1142 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D* 4-4-4-12 1024MB

1142 MHz

PNY XLR8 D22GX85XL-5 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1120 MHz
SuperTalent T1000UX2G4 4-5-4-12 1024MB 1044 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1000 MHz
Patriot PDC22G8000+XBLK 4-4-4-12 1024MB 1000 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5* 4-4-4-12 1024MB 977MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3* 3-4-3-9 1024MB 888 MHz
PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 4-4-4-12 1024MB N/A

Maximum Speed

Timings

Capacity Max Speed

Ranking

Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1300 MHz
PNY D22GX93XLP-5 XLR8 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1280 MHz
Patriot PDC22G9200ELK 5-5-5-12 1024MB 1260 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1244 MHz
Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-9136C5D* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1244 MHz
PNY XLR8 D22GX85XL-5 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1220 MHz
OCZ PC2-7200 Platinum SLI* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1219 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-8500C5* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1200 MHz
SuperTalent T1000UX2G4 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1160 MHz
Patriot PDC22G8000+XBLK 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1155 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1142 MHz
Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C3* 5-5-5-15 1024MB 1066 MHz

* - denotes tested on ECS PN2 SLI2+ platform

I would say the Patriot PDC22G9200ELK memory kicks some major butt here. Besides the Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF memory, no other DIMM can perform as well when it came to overclocking. In case you're not familiar with Patriot, it's the real deal and its DDR2 memory have been overclocking well for PCSTATS for quite some time. The Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF overclocking results have been updated to show how it performs on the same platform as the Patriot PDC22G9200ELK memory.

Patriot - as fast as they come?

The memory performance sweet spot for gamers has moved from 1GB to 2GB of system memory. For most titles you can still get by with 1GB, but expect your system to get bogged down when playing the latest titles like Supreme Commander or Command and Conquer 3. If you're not gaming but want to move to Microsoft Windows Vista, it's recommended that your system has 2GB of memory.

Patriot Memory has made quite a name for itself in the DDR2 market, its memory may not be the fanciest but damn does it go fast. To make things even sweeter, it prices its memory modules very aggressively and the PDC22G9200ELK is a prime example of the best of both worlds.

Rated to run at DDR2-1150 (PC2-9200) with 5-5-5-12 memory timings the Patriot PDC22G9200ELK has a retail price of just $319 CDN ($300 USD, £151 GBP)! Again don't be fooled by the price, this is some quality RAM. The memory does not support nVIDIA EPP, so if you're a newbie overclocking may be a bit more difficult - that's where PCSTATS' CPU and Memory Overclocking guide comes in. ;-)

In terms of performance the Patriot PDC22G9200ELK memory handled itself pretty well, and at stock DDR2-800 speeds it came in on par with most other DDR2 memory modules. It was overclocking that allowed the Patriot PDC22G9200ELK memory to really shine though. With relatively tight 4-4-4-12 CAS Latency timings the memory was able to hit 1170 MHz with 2.3V! Loosening the timings up brought for a blisteringly fast 1260 MHz from the PDE22G9200ELK modules! Besides the Corsair DOMINATOR Twin2X2048-8888C4DF kit, no other memory module PCSTATS has tested has performed so well!

If you're upgrading, building a new PC or just want more memory, definitely check out the Patriot PDC22G9200ELK 2GB PC2-9200 DDR2 memory kit. It's smoking fast, it's much cheaper than the competition, and well.... 'nuff said!

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Contents of Article: Patriot PDC22G9200ELK
 Pg 1.  Patriot PDC22G9200ELK PC2-9200 2GB DDR2-1150 Memory Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking Patriot PDC22G9200ELK
 Pg 3.  Memory Benchmarks: Office Productivity, Sandra
 Pg 4.  Memory Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark05
 Pg 5.  Memory Benchmarks: Doom 3, Quake 4
 Pg 6.  — Max OC Chart and Conclusions

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