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Patriot Gamer 2 AMD Black Edition review

A 4GB RAM kit aimed at AMD Llano users, but is it fast enough?

Patriot gamer 2 amd black edition

We tested all the Patriot Gamer 2 AMD Black Edition memory in an Asus F1A75-V Pro motherboard using an AMD A6-3650 APU.

Once we finished testing at stock speeds, we gave it a tweak but just using its stock 1.65V voltage setting. A quick adjustment to the bus speed got us to the next step up – 1866MHz. While the system booted up Windows perfectly and ran SiSoft Sandra's memory bandwidth benchmark without a problem, when we tried to run World in Conflict there were all sorts of issues with the game freezing.

Eventually we got it to boot and run both benchmarks without any problems at 1840MHz, which is still a pretty impressive boost over the stock speeds, especially without having to tinker with any voltages.

Patriot g2 amd black ed benches

Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyExtreme Performance Gamer 2
Memory Voltage1.65 V
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Size4 GB
Brand NamePatriot Memory
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Number of Pins240-pin
Product SeriesGamer 2
ManufacturerPatriot Memory, LLC
Product ModelPGD34G1600ELK
Product NameExtreme Performance Gamer 2 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Product LineExtreme Performance
Manufacturer Part NumberPGD34G1600ELK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.patriotmemory.com
Marketing Information

The Patriot G2 Series, Division 2 Edition DDR3 memory kits are specifically designed for the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™; processors; Intel's® 6 Series platform. The G2 Series delivers the high-performance PC gamers demand at price tags that are easy on the wallet. The low-profile Patriot G2 series sport sleek air-craft grade extruded aluminium heat-spreaders for enhanced cooling performance that delivers superior stability during long hours of gaming, and adds a touch of style to your 2nd Generation Intel® Core™; powered system. Built using high-quality pre-screened IC's and vigorously tested these G2 Series modules are available in 4GB and 8GB kits at 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings. Each kit is 100% hand tested for quality assurance and is back by a lifetime warranty and industry leading customer support. The Patriot G2 series memory modules are the best value for PC gamers seeking maximum performance from their 2nd Generation Intel® Core™; processor powered system.

Number of Modules2 x 2 GB