Patriot Viper Xtreme Series DDR3 PC-12800 1600Mhz 4GB Memory Kit Review

RAM today is one of the cheapest ways to give your computer a performance upgrade. With the average price for a 2GB stick of DDR3 being around 20.00 people looking for a way to boost up their computer will often find RAM. Often though people are unsure of what model to get, or they will buy really cheap RAM and it doesn’t preform like it should. This is where reviews are handy as you get to see what the product is like before you get it. Today we have the Patriot Viper Xtreme series DDR3 RAM to review for you so you can make an informed decision about what RAM upgrade you buy.

Provided by: Patriot

Closer Look:

Specifications and Features:

  • Extreme Performance PC3-12800 (1600MHz)
  • Low Latency (8-9-8-24)
  • Voltage: 1.65V
  • XMP Ready
  • Equipped with an extruded aluminum shield build around a copper core to provide improved cooling
  • 100% Tested and Verified
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Tested on Intel® P67 platform
PC3-12800 (1600MHz)8-9-8-241.65V


 I was very pleased with the results of the benchmarking for the Viper Xtreme Division 2 RAM. Initially I thought it would just be a re-branding of the original but not so. It truly was a step up on Patriots part. The installation was very easy to do as well the benchmarks and stability tests. Although we did the testing on an Intel system if you are running a AMD system you can easily enable XMP in the BIOS and it should work fine for you. Something that I think Patriot did a good job on was the custom heat-spreader design on each module. Even during overclocking it ran stable and cool. At a price point of around 70(not sure about price) getting this RAM set is a great deal.
Kudos’s Patriot on such a awesome product.

So would I recommend this product? I don’t think there is any doubt I would, it’s stable and reliable even under overclocking and stays cool.


  • Stable under overclocking
  • custom heat-spreader design 
  • preforms well
  • Easily modifiable
  • Lifetime Warranty


  •  none

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