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October 21, 2006 3:42:02 AM

I plan on building my first rig soon.

From the reviews I have read, it seems like people are having few, if any, problems posting on Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboards while using these memory modules. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
I don't know if these RAM modules have good overclocking potential.

I have two questions:

1. From your past experience, is Patriot a reliable brand of memory?

2. Will these modules perform at a level that would allow an e6600 to be overclocked to about 3.00~3.25 GHz speeds on the system I am planning to build?

My build is description can be found here: http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/system-componen...
October 21, 2006 4:06:04 AM

I use this ram on my D920 board and its been reliable for 6 months at
5 4 4 12 1.95 volts @ 4.2Ghz
@ 5 5 5 15 it hits ddr750 stable.
on my p5b E 6600 they were stable all the way up to 3700 but I upgraded to Geil ddr2 8000 for the project.
I didnt run the patriot long enough on the p5b to give you what your looking for but the bandwidth did not suffer.
I was satisfied with the performance.
October 21, 2006 4:25:49 AM

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on my p5b E 6600 they were stable all the way up to 3700 but I upgraded to Geil ddr2 8000 for the project.
I didnt run the patriot long enough on the p5b to give you what your looking for but the bandwidth did not suffer.
I was satisfied with the performance.


Thanks kwalker for your input. I plan on doing only a modest overclock. Judging from what you posted, and from reviews I read, I think the memory I picked should be suitable. :D 
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October 22, 2006 5:12:03 AM

The chips theyre using will allow you to go to 400Mhz CL5. Even that up to 500Mhz has been reported on such chips.
Youll have no problems hitting even 3.6Ghz
October 22, 2006 5:38:01 AM

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The chips theyre using will allow you to go to 400Mhz CL5. Even that up to 500Mhz has been reported on such chips.
Youll have no problems hitting even 3.6Ghz

Thanks for reaffirming the overclocking potential of the RAM I chose rwaritsdario. I have read allot of your post (mostly about OCZ Platinum Rev. 2 :p  ) in this forum and you seem to know allot about RAM. I chose these memory modules because many people reported no problems posting on their DS3 boards with this memory. Since this will be my first overclocked computer, I want to play it safe with a modest overclock and lower voltage. I am glad that you mentioned that this memory can clock well; your opinion about memory means allot to me.
October 22, 2006 6:09:43 AM

lol youre welcome.
Right now im recommending the OCZ modules because they overclock exceedingly well, they have one of the best warranties and theyre the cheapest in their class.
But if they were to be substituted by any other brand then thats what I would recommend. Im only a $/performance fanboi hehe
October 22, 2006 6:17:00 AM

It is very good ram. I got mine doing 800 mhz 4-4-4-10 2.1v full time. It can run 800 at 2v but everything didn't seem to work exactly right, something just seems off when it runs at those specs. But It test to be stable at that. At 750 mhz 2.1v it can run 3-4-3-10. And I have run it at 900 mhz before 4-4-4-12 2.2v. But I never kept it there because my cpu was at 1.48v and at 70C to keep up. Much to high for me.
October 22, 2006 6:44:42 AM

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It is very good ram. I got mine doing 800 mhz 4-4-4-10 2.1v full time. It can run 800 at 2v but everything didn't seem to work exactly right, something just seems off when it runs at those specs. But It test to be stable at that. At 750 mhz 2.1v it can run 3-4-3-10. And I have run it at 900 mhz before 4-4-4-12 2.2v. But I never kept it there because my cpu was at 1.48v and at 70C to keep up. Much to high for me.


Yes, 70C does seem really high, but a good overclock Derek2006. It is nice to get more input on the capabilities of the Patriot RAM. The max I think I would be pushing my ram would be 720 with looser timings. O RRY? That cracks me up! :lol:  Is that a puppet of North Korea's President?
October 24, 2006 1:37:04 AM

This might help with your ? about the Patriot DDR2 667.
October 24, 2006 2:01:55 AM

I have been using Patriot for a long time, havent had a bad sitck yet. The kit Im using now is a PC3200 set at 2,3,2,5 timings, which I OC'd my P4 from 3.2 to 3.6 easily on stock air cooling with the timings 2.5,3,2,5 and stock voltage.


Im a patriot fanboy :p 
October 24, 2006 2:32:59 AM

According to mine, patriot ddr2 is not quite the best of oc-able ram than other ddr2 rams that use micron D9GMH chips (corsair 6400C4 or gskill 6400PHU2 GBHZ) yet it is cheaper. It is a little voltage hunger, minimum voltage for stable ddr2-1000 cl4.4.4.12 is 2.5v and for ddr2-800 cl3.3.3.9 is 2.55v. My friends GSkill success in ddr2-1000 cl4.4.4.5 with only 2.2v! (default voltage ddr2-800 cl4 is 1.9v). My 2 cents.
October 24, 2006 2:37:32 AM

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I have been using Patriot for a long time, havent had a bad sitck yet. The kit Im using now is a PC3200 set at 2,3,2,5 timings, which I OC'd my P4 from 3.2 to 3.6 easily on stock air cooling with the timings 2.5,3,2,5 and stock voltage.


Im a patriot fanboy Razz


I thought patriot was a new brand that came out just like last year.
October 24, 2006 2:45:06 AM

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I have been using Patriot for a long time, havent had a bad sitck yet. The kit Im using now is a PC3200 set at 2,3,2,5 timings, which I OC'd my P4 from 3.2 to 3.6 easily on stock air cooling with the timings 2.5,3,2,5 and stock voltage.


Im a patriot fanboy Razz


I thought patriot was a new brand that came out just like last year.
as a mater of fact PDP was around since 1985 but over a year or so ago started to get into the performance memory module market .
(the patriot line)
October 24, 2006 2:55:01 AM

Patriot memory is a product line I thought it was a brand.
October 24, 2006 3:40:24 AM

Patriot is great, I own 2gb myself, but I would go with this! After you count in shipping cost it is only $5 more, Crucial is a Mircon chip distributer and the fact that its DDR2 800mhz, the OC ability will be better and the timings are the same...dont really see any reason why not to get it...unless the $5 is to much of a stretch, which is understandable if you are already stretching for the other ram I suppose.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Best,

3Ball
October 24, 2006 3:46:37 AM

Nothing to sneeze at..
October 24, 2006 3:50:22 AM

I've heard some good things said about this ram.
havent tried it yet but for that price I may pick it up for my next project
October 24, 2006 6:25:07 AM

Thanks you everyone for posting your input and your links. I can now be confident that I will be purchasing reliable memory. I also know the memory will not limit me from achieving the overclock I am aiming to reach. (My skill will probably be the limiting factor there :lol:  )
October 24, 2006 8:06:48 AM

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(My skill will probably be the limiting factor there )

The you know whats the next thing to improove :D 
October 24, 2006 5:20:26 PM

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I have been using Patriot for a long time, havent had a bad sitck yet. The kit Im using now is a PC3200 set at 2,3,2,5 timings, which I OC'd my P4 from 3.2 to 3.6 easily on stock air cooling with the timings 2.5,3,2,5 and stock voltage.
Im a patriot fanboy :p 


Absolutely!
The same experience with DDR1 LLK kit.
I'm currently checking in another post on this forum if i go for another Patriot Kit (to get 2GB on 4x512MB) or await.
Another option is to buy a Patriot dual kit 2x1GB LLK and get 2.5GB.
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