Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 2666MHz 16GB Memory Review

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Test Setup

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In testing the Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2666 16GB memory kits, I am using an Asrock X99 Extreme6/3.1 motherboard powered with an Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E CPU. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.

Operating System: Windows 7 64bit
Motherboard: Asrock X99 Extreme6/3.1
Processor: Intel Core i7-5930K
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
Memory: Patriot Viper 16GB DDR4-2666MHz
Graphics card: XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB DD
Storage Drives: Plextor M6e Black Edition (OS Drive), Patriot Ignite 240GB SSD
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum
Chassis: DimasTech Bench Table Easy V3.0

Below is a CPU-Z screenshot of the system where the CPU is running at 4GHz and the memory is configured using the Intel XMP Profile.

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2666 XMP CPUZ

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 Temperature

Like I said earlier, the Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 has a temperature sensor. Below is a screenshot from HWMonitor showing the operating temperature of each individual memory sticks.

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 Temperature

Overclocking the Viper 4 DDR4 Memory

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 at 3000MHz CPUZ

I was able to easily overclock the Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 and pushed its speed to 3000MHz, with a memory timing of 16-16-16-36. Whether or not bumping its speed to 3000MHz will yield an extra juice in the performance, we will find that out on the benchmark results in the next page.

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I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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