There are two things you can never have enough of in your computer; memory and hard drive space. With prices dropping on both, there should be no reason why an upgrade to 4 GB of memory is on your short list. The more memory your computer has, the quicker it will respond to everyday tasks, and less it will have to access the hard drive for cached (stored) information. Whether you run an AMD or Intel system, memory is the singular upgrade that has undoubtedly the most instant impact on performance.
The Patriot Extreme Performance Viper Series DDR2 4GB PC2-6400 Low Latency DIMM Kit is aimed at the entry level enthusiast looking to run tight latencies at stock clocks. The benefit of starting with low latencies, is that if you decide to push your system by overclocking it, starting out with lower latency memory gives you a good base platform to increase the running frequency of the memory. The Patriot EP Viper Series is tested to be compatible with both nVidia nForce4 SLI and Intel 9xx chipsets.
The Patriot Extreme Performance Viper Series DDR2 4GB PC2-6400 Low Latency DIMM Kit comes packaged in a typical plastic clamshell that keeps the memory securely anchored in the packaging. Blazen across the front, Patriot touts the 'Extreme Performance - Low Latency' of the Viper Series, along with being EPP (enhanced performance profile) and nVidia SLI ready.