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Patriot 8GB PC3-12800 (1600MHz) Ultrabook SODIMM

5 Stars
Patriot Memory for Ultrabook

When I got a hold of a Toshiba U925t Ultrabook with Windows 8, one of the first things I looked to do was upgrade its memory from 4GB to 8GB. When I upgraded laptop memory in the past, I typically looked at density and frequency. If given the choice, I also went with a lower CAS latency. What I’d never considered before was the voltage. Since Ultrabooks typically use low-voltage processors, it makes sense to pair them with low-voltage memory. Patriot was one of the first to market with a memory upgrade specifically designed for Ultrabooks. I received a sample of the 8GB PC3-12800 SODIMM (PSD38G1600L2S) for testing and have been very pleased with the results.

PROS

  • Runs at 1.35 volts for low power consumption
  • Higher densities provide performance boost
  • Solid reliability
  • Competitively priced

CONS

  • None

Patriot Memory for Ultrabooks

The Patriot Memory for Ultrabook comes in 4GB and 8GB densities, in 1333MHz or 1600MHz frequencies. It’s a standard 204-pin SODIMM, but instead of running at 1.5V, it runs at 1.35V. It uses ultra-low power memory chips to decrease its power demands, which makes it optimal for use in Ultrabooks. It’s also backwards compatible with 1.5V, so you can still use it in any laptop that’s compatible with PC3-12800 RAM.

Patriot Memory for Ultrabooks installed

After replacing the 4GB Samsung module with the Patriot 8GB Ultrabook memory, the increase in performance was immediately noticeable. Windows 8 was quicker and applications ran smoother. The Windows 8 Experience Index scored a 7.2 in the Memory category after the upgrade.

Toshiba U925t Windows 8 Experience Index

I also ran Memtest86+ to test the reliability of the module and it passed without any issues, as expected.

Patriot Memory for Ultrabooks Memtest86+

CONCLUSION
To this day, RAM upgrades for desktop and laptop computes are still one of the best ways to improve system performance. The Patriot Memory for Ultrabook is a great upgrade for your Ultrabook because it’s optimized for low-power consumption. Competitively priced and backed with a solid history of reliability, there’s no reason you shouldn’t get it for your Ultrabook.

Available from Amazon.com.

* Review sample provided by Patriot Memory

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