PDP Systems decided to keep pace with the leading manufacturers of overclock memory modules. They are offering their kit for computer enthusiasts under a well-known Patriot brand name. Moreover, this manufacturer decided to hit even higher frequency having launched DDR3-1866 SDRAM solution. Of course, Patriot was guided by the fact that clocking the DDR3 memory at this frequency allows conquering “beautiful” speed barrier and hence using PC3-15000 marking in the product name.
Patriot sent us their high-speed DDR3-1866 SDRAM kit including two 1GB modules marked as PDC32G1866LLK. According to their specification, this memory based on the same Micron D9GTR chips should work at 1866MHz frequency and 1.9V voltage with 8-8-8-24 timings.
Patriot PDC32G1866LLK kit is shipped in a traditional transparent plastic package that contains not only two memory DIMMs but also an illustrated informational leaflet.
The exterior looks of the modules is also quite traditional. They are equipped with Patriot’s standard cast aluminum heat-spreaders with shallow ribbing. Their only peculiarity is authentic aluminum color that Patriot picked for all of their DDR3 SDRAM kits. Although these modules are single-sided, the heat-spreaders are on both sides of the PCB and they hold on to the modules only through sticky thermal pads. A sticker on each module reads the product part number and default specifications of the memory kit.
I have to say that Patriot has recently started offering even more sophisticated-looking kits from Viper series with identical specifications but more advanced tall ribbed heat-spreaders with some part made of pure copper.
As for the kit we are talking about today, Patriot PDC32G1866LLK boasts the following official specifications:
Memory kit capacity
2 modules 1GB each
Micron D9GTR (BY-187E)
Cast aluminum heat-spreaders on both sides of the module.
In addition to this data Patriot web-site claims that all memory modules are being pre-tested on Intel P35 and X38 based mainboards.