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Patriot Memory DDR2-1000 Offers Top Performance Reads At 8.6 GB/sec

Memory vendor Patriot Memory was a relative unknown here at THG. It sent us 512 MB memory modules labelled DDR2-1000 at the start of our testing. Surprisingly, they achieved the fast CL3.0 timing mode at standard input voltage levels (1.8 v). Like the Corsair RAM for ambitious PC freaks, these modules are the real deal at 500 MHz: They achieved a stunning maximum data transfer rate of 8.6 MB/sec while reading - the highest value we measured. We recommend these modules with no reservations.

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Patriot Memory
Manufacturer Details
Speed: DDR2-1000 (PC8000)
Timings: CL 5.0-5-5-5
Size: 512 MB (1 rank, 4 banks)
single sided
Label: PDC21G8000ELK
1GB PC2-8000 (5-5-5)
(2X512MB) Kit
PD000069-P A0015575
Module SPD-Timings
DDR2-1000 (500 MHz) CL 5.0-5-5-15
DDR2-800 (400 MHZ) CL 4.0-4-4-12
Refresh Rate: 7.8 us, Self-Refresh
Voltage: 1.8 - 2.3 V
Test I (default): DDR2-667, CL 4.0-4-4-12, 1.8V
Test II (timing): DDR2-667, CL 3.0-3-3-8, 1.80 V
Test II (overclocking): DDR2-888@1000 (500 MHz) 2.2V

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