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You should be familiar with PDP Systems already, but since it is the first time we introduce the products of this company to you on our site, let me say a few words about the company itself first.

PDP Systems was founded in 1985 in the USA with the headquarters in the Silicon Valley (California). The company also has official representation offices in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Besides the regular RAM PDP Systems also manufactures flash memory and ATI based graphics cards. The company is a member of JEDEC (Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council).

The product range offered by PDP Systems is simply enormous. Besides the low-cost budget memory solutions, they also product memory “for overclocking enthusiasts” featuring the lowest timings (2-2-2-5) and 400MHz working frequency, as well as the highest for DDR timings (3-4-4-8) and working at 533MHz frequency. The storage capacity of these modules varies from 128MB to 2GB.

Moreover, the company offers memory modules with ECC support, low-profile solutions for notebooks and now gets more and more into the promising DDR2 business.

Well, I assume you are now ready to meet our today’s testing participants: the six pairs of memory modules from Patriot:

Testing the memory in dual-channel mode is especially difficult for the memory modules. However, you may have already noticed that all modules are sold in pairs, they are already selected especially for dual-channel work. Moreover, testing the pairs of modules makes the testing conditions really close to real life, because most of the mainboard chipsets today support dual-channel memory access. Moreover, all contemporary Intel CPUs require as a must that the memory is used in dual-channel mode, otherwise you will not be able to achieve maximum performance.

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