Patriot Viper Extreme PC3-16000 CL9 1.65 V DDR3 8

Patriot Viper Extreme PC3-16000 CL9 1.65 V DDR3 Review

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The Patriot PX538G2000ELK kit showed up on my doorstep wrapped in a standard cardboard protective box, with very little info on the front, other than the Patriot branding and a model number. The black and red box also has a logo for Patriot's 25th Anniversary, however, since it's been some time since this kit was originally released, it's been some time since that anniversary, but it does go to show just how long Patriot has been around. Flipping the package over and looking at the rear of the box, as shown in the second picture above, I again noticed very little information, which for me, having done motherboard reviews primarily, is a bit shocking, but in the end memory doesn't need alot of info other than speed, size voltage, and timings, all of which but voltage and timings is found right on the front of the box, anyway.

Inside the cardboard box I found another plastic package which contains the DIMMs themselves, as well as a paper installation guide, seen in the first two images above. The missing info about timings and voltages is on the sticks themselves, but I would have liked to have seen this on the outside of the box, too. Patriot does have two kits with very similar model numbers, but different timings, so showing this information on the outside of the box, to me, is critical in ensuring you get the right kit.
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