Wednesday, November 5th 2008

Corsair Excites with New DHX+ and TEC Water Block for its Dominator DDR3 Memory Kits

After Corsair dropped off some of its latest Dominator 2 DDR3 memory kits for testing with the new Nehalem platform, various sites immediatelly acknowledged that there're some changes in the DHX coolers that cool the new memories. The new approach will be called DHX+ and it consists of a modified thick-sink design where an additional fins are bolted on the top of the cooler. Now HEXUS.net has unveiled that the DHX+ technology will also offer enthusiasts to futher cool the memory by attaching a water cooled TEC block on top. The block appears to be still in development, so we'll have to wait a little bit more until more information is available. The Pelt/waterblock combination should allow extra voltage to be pushed through appropriately selected RAM modules without killing them, potentially yielding higher clock rates and lower latencies.

Source: HEXUS.net
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9 Comments on Corsair Excites with New DHX+ and TEC Water Block for its Dominator DDR3 Memory Kits

#1

Overkill? :ohwell:

Its a nice concept for your overclockers that overclock in competitions etc, but for your average enthusiast, surely a fan system is enough?
#3
Sasqui
by: kyle2020
Overkill?
Before I even looked at this thread that word was in my mind ;)

Perhaps it's to address something to do with DDR3?
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#4
BOSE
WTF?

Thats pointless and a waist of R&D money.
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#5
roofsniper
im not 100% sure here but when circuits are colder the electricity moves at a slower rate. so maybe they are trying to get sub zero temperatures so it could allow higher voltages even tho heat is not an issue for the ram.
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Geeze Louise, TEC cooling on ram modules. If its anything like a cpu, this should really help OCers.
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#7
niko084
by: kyle2020
Overkill? :ohwell:

Its a nice concept for your overclockers that overclock in competitions etc, but for your average enthusiast, surely a fan system is enough?
May not be considering the voltage locks... Whats gonna happen when you push for 6+ ghz on that new quad, might need some TEC for your ram. They will make really low voltage ram that runs warm at low volts, wait till you crank it back up to where its supposed to be at...

*Just a guess who knows*
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#8
theJesus
This is useful for one reason: e-penis extension.
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#9
BOSE
by: theJesus
This is useful for one reason: e-penis extension.
Not only that, you cant raise VRAM voltage with new cpu's as you can with current/older cpu's.


Current RAM runs just fine at 2.5v on air as well.
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