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Patriot Sector 5 2,400MHz review

Is it worth going for the extreme clockspeeds?

We liked

We're suckers for big numbers here on TechRadar, so that eye-catching 2,400MHz specification is certainly desirable. Likewise, Patriot has equipped the Sector 5 triple-channel kit with decent cooling in the form of proper alloy heat sinks and fins, not merely pressed metal spreaders.

We disliked

The problem with promising the earth is that people are liable to be disappointed when you fail to deliver. So it is for Patriot and its clock-tastic 2,400MHz DDR3 memory kit. By most metrics, 2,000MHz is hardly slow for a triple-channel memory solution. But when it says 2,400MHz on the packet, you're bound to feel short changed.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyViper II
Memory Voltage1.65 V
Memory StandardDDR3-2400/PC3-19200
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Size4 GB
Brand NamePatriot Memory
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed2400 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
Width44.5 mm
Product SeriesViper II
Length134.6 mm
ManufacturerPatriot Memory, LLC
Product ModelPVV34G2400C9K
Product NameExtreme Performance Viper II Sector 5 PVV34G2400C9K 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Manufacturer Part NumberPVV34G2400C9K
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.patriotmemory.com
Marketing Information

The Patriot Viper II Series, 'Sector 5' Edition, part of the ExtremePerformance (EP) Enhanced Latency line, is the ultimate performancememory solution for the Intel® P55 system platform. The Viper II Series,'Sector 5 Edition is built using only the highest quality pre-sorted IC'savailable and are subjected to rigorous testing and validation on the P55platform to achieve optimized performance and maximum quality. Thesemodules are engineered to reach PC3-19200 (2400MHz) at 9-11-9-27timings and are available in 4GB kit capacity. Each module is 100%hand-tested for quality assurance and is backed by a full lifetime warrantyand industry leading customer service.

Number of Modules2 x 2 GB
Thickness6.9 mm
Weight (Approximate)116 g