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Test Setup and Overclocking

In testing the Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2800 16GB dual channel memory kit, I am using a Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard powered with an Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake processor. Below are the rest of the specifications of the test system.

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 2800 16GB Dual Channel Kit Review-12

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 DDR4-2800 16GB
Graphics card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! Edition
Storage Drives: Plextor M6e Black Edition
Power Supply: Seasonic 1050W Platinum
Chassis: DimasTech Bench Table Easy V3.0

Here is a CPU-Z screenshot of the Z170 system, where the memory is configured using the Intel XMP Profile.

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 2800 XMP CPU-Z

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 Temperature

The each Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 stick has a temperature sensor. Below is a screenshot from HWMonitor showing the operating temperature of each individual memory sticks. The first one is the temperature at XMP configuration, while the second one is the overclocked temperature.

Patriot Viper 4 XMP temps Patriot Viper 4 OC temps

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 Overclocking

Just like the quad channel Viper 4 DDR4, I was able to easily overclock this Viper 4 DDR4 dual channel kit and pushed its speed to 3000MHz, with memory timing of 16-16-16-36 and at 1.35V. From 2800MHz XMP to 3000MHz OC speed, that’s a 200MHz increase. I tried bumping it up further to 3200MHz or around 3100MHz, but the system became unstable already.

Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 3000 OC CPU-Z

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.

Peter Paul
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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