Patriot Memory-why so cheap?

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Patriot Memory-why so cheap?

Postby aircommando13 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:02 pm

I recently put together budget gaming rig and i was suprised at the price of Patriot memory. According to the specs, it has 4-4-4-12 timings, at DDR 2 800MHZ decent speed, but i got two 1GB sticks of it for abut $30 after rebates. All the other brands with similar timings are priced at least $50 more or so. Is there a reason for this? Is Patriot giving us a break, or is it as I expect and they are just cut down on stuff like overclocking abilities and durability? Suggestions on its price would be helpful, as well as some reccomended brands that have just the right quality for the price.
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Re: Patriot Memory-why so cheap?

Postby HONkUS » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:06 pm

i use 2gb of Patriot DDR2 667 and it easily oc's to 800mhz. My first batch was bad so I RMA'd it and they were very helpful and fast. They make great RAM and their customer service and turnaround time is top notch. I dont know how they do it but they do im a big fan of Patriot

EDIT: also ive had a rubber coated 2gb Patriot USB stick on my keychain for about 3 years now and its taken quite a beating but it still works so durability isnt much of a concern for me with Patriot

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Re: Patriot Memory-why so cheap?

Postby martini161 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:24 pm

actually corsair memory is even cheaper 8) we all know they are a good brand


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