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Patriot Viper Extreme PC3-16000 CL9 1.65 V DDR3

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Today we take a trip back through time, and visit an older product, that just might have more relevance in today's market than first meets the eye. The Patriot Viper Xtreme PX523G2000ELK kit may appear familiar and for good reason, as they were launched nearly 18 months ago, back on October 19th, 2010. Does this Viper from Patriot still have some bite on the modern X79 platform?

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nice review dave. could you throw some quad channel kits into a roundup soon?
 

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Looks like the samsungs beat them out?
 

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nice review dave. could you throw some quad channel kits into a roundup soon?
Sorry I don't do round ups currently, seems against popular opinion of what people want from ram reviews. I have to do what the majority wants.


More reviews are incoming. Many people had questions about re-using current/existing ram on X79, I'm dealing with that first. The commmunity gets what the community asks for. Next review is a quad kit.


Looks like the samsungs beat them out?
Very close performance-wise, with lower volts, lower cost, and better aftermarket cooling compatibility = yes. Do keep in mind that the kit is quite old, so although it's not exactly a direct compare, old tech vs. new, these Patriot sticks do have their uses too. When overclocked, the Patriot sticks offer more performance matches with OCing the CPU, matching every divider, so it really depends on what you are looking for.
 
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very good RAM kit and the cooling solution is of a high quality materials ,reached 2292Mhz so far with same timings in the review and glad to see there is more OC room
 
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Dave,

Thank you for the in-depth review.

Could you comment on how these Patriots below compare to your reviewed sticks?

Comparing model numbers I don't know what the 73 vs 53 indicates.

Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model PX7312G2000ELK :Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S...

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Patriot PX538G2000ELK
 

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PX7312G2000ELK: Enhanced Latency (9-11-9-27)

PC538G22000ELK: Enhanced Latency (9-10-9-27)

& might indicate teh paltform it's intended to run, not exactly sure, but those timing differences are what first caught my attention...
 

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Nice work as usual Dave! :toast:
I have a set of Division 2 1866MHz sticks but couldn't figure why my system wouldn't boot up with memory timings all on auto so I just put them to the side for later use :confused:
 

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Could be memory controller voltage, as I ran into. there's been a few posts on different occasions claiming that all ram will work in X79 jsut fine..which, technically, is true, however, some tweaking is needed to get there, and not everyone has the know-how.

Reviewing this kit provided me with the opportunity to show an instance of this happening, and it's not really a big deal to get up and running. Next review is a quad-channel kit, then I go back to an older kit, with 2 GB sticks.