Wednesday, November 10th 2010

Maximize System Memory Airflow With the Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced the Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan, a snap-on proactive solution to decrease memory module heat by increasing airflow. The Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan cools memory modules by eliminating 'dead spots' of airflow within the case. The fan is especially effective with water-cooled systems where internal airflow around the memory modules is often minimal. Watch a short video demonstrating how the Crucial fan increases airflow inside a computer case artificially filled with smoke. The Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan is available globally today through select partners and online at Crucial.com.

"With higher densities of memory running fully populated in motherboard memory slots?along with faster speeds?performance systems demand additional cooling," said Jeremy Mortenson, Crucial senior product manager. "Whether you run your memory at stock speeds or push it to the limits with overclocking, temperature plays a critical role in reliability. The new Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan can improve airflow and keep your memory running cooler."

Featuring two 60mm fans, the new Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan is easy to attach?requiring no tools for installation?and comes with a simple flexible power connection. In addition, its low noise level and clear design make it even more attractive, as it complements most case designs and allows a view of the LEDs from installed Crucial Ballistix Tracer high-performance memory.

Technical specifications for the Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan are listed below:
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 77.6mm x 71.6mm
  • Fan size: 2 x 60mm fans
  • Voltage: 12VDC
  • Fan speed: 3000 RPM +/- 10%
  • Noise: 25dBA (28max)
  • Airflow: 15CFM
  • Weight: 200g
  • Connection: 3-pin power connector (4-pin adapter included)
Competitively priced at US$24.99, the Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan is available globally through select partners and online at Crucial.com.
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7 Comments on Maximize System Memory Airflow With the Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan

#1
erocker
Nice. My memory fan just failed on me (well it became noisy) and this will match my Ballistix nicely. Just picked one up, Crucial ships free too.
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#2
gumpty
Wouldn't mind something like this, but I fear that it would be just too loud.
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#3
Wile E
Power User
I prefer using an Antec Spot Cool to cool my ram. They are usually a little more quiet.
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#4
smartidiot89
This has to be the best looking ram cooler so far imo
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#5
Cratzky
This is indeed the best looking ram-fan ive seen so far, currently using the OCZ XTC-rev2, and its starting to fail a little bit, especially on 100% fan speed so i have to use it at 50%, this Crucial fan might just be the answer!

Very glad to see a sleaved cable aswell ! :toast:
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#6
douglatins
Nice but my tower coolers dislike them
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#7
[H]@RD5TUFF
I like it, but I would want it to be black not silver / chrome, and I'm not a fan of the clear fans, and I also use Corsair dimms, which come with a fan anyway.

But if they made a "black" version I would use this in an instant.
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