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 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.
Overclocking the Viper 4 DDR4 Memory
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.