Friday, February 20th 2009

Xigmatek Releases Dragoon HDT N422 Memory Module Heatsink

Known by computer enthusiasts to be the company with some top quality PC coolers, Xigmatek, has a new product up its sleeve: the Dragoon N422 memory module heatsink cooler. The cooler serves as a replacement for the heatspreaders or stock-heatsinks memory modules come with. It can latch onto most standard-sized 240-pin DDR2 and DDR3 modules.

The cooler consists of two units that dissipate heat from either sides of the module. Each unit consists of a metal plate that makes contact with the module. The plate itself propagates into an arrangement of aluminum fins, but the interesting component is the copper heatpipe that runs through the length of the plate. The heatpipe makes direct contact the memory chips, and conveys heat to a small yet dense aluminum fin array. Two such plates are latched onto a module using screws. The total weight of the cooler per module (two plates) is 105g. It measures 131.1 (L) x 76.5 (W) x 9.6 (H) mm. Due to its design, the cooler can be used only on double-sided modules (modules with DRAM chips on both sides). The Dragoon N422 is yet to reach retail channels so we could tell its price.

Source: PC Games Hardware
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6 Comments on Xigmatek Releases Dragoon HDT N422 Memory Module Heatsink

#1
Castiel
Not bad, they look a little big together, to big to fit 4 memory modules in a board with those on.
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lemonadesoda
Looks nice. However, if using this for FB-DIMM, I would prefer the double heatpipe coming from the edges to the centre then up. That way, the heat from those nasty-hot memory controllers (in the middle) doesnt get spread BACKWARDS over the RAM chips...

Sigmatek's older design is probably better for FB.DIMM. These new ones are better for regular non-buffered RAM.

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#3
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
perfect! just in time.... i need some of these.
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#4
Elijah86
by: lemonadesoda
Looks nice. However, if using this for FB-DIMM, I would prefer the double heatpipe coming from the edges to the centre then up. That way, the heat from those nasty-hot memory controllers (in the middle) doesnt get spread BACKWARDS over the RAM chips...

Sigmatek's older design is probably better for FB.DIMM. These new ones are better for regular non-buffered RAM.


Sorry to say that is one ugly sink. and I bet that little can is not quite at all.
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#6
Hayder_Master
nice cooler thats depends on the price , it must be not expensive
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