Friday, May 29th 2009

Kingston Shows Off HyperX Fan

With advances in DRAM technology, memory vendors are able to up module densities, while also providing high DRAM speeds and latencies as low as possible. For enthusiasts and overclockers, even a slightly cooler memory module could make the difference between high speed and record setting speed. Memory manufacturers went beyond heatspreaders, and started off with heatsinks mounted on top of each module. The trend was started by manufacturers such as Corsair and Patriot. The former was even the first to start the trend of active air-cooling for modules with heatsinks.

Following the likes of Corsair, G.Skill, OCZ, and A-Data, Kingston seems to be ready with its own active memory cooler that is designed to cool the recent designs of the company's modules that feature integrated heatsinks. The HyperX fan cooler consists of a blue shroud with the "X" motif cut on its sides. The top holds two blue LED-lit 60 mm fans, with a maximum acoustic output of 28 dBA. The cooler latches on to the motherboard's memory module retention knobs. Kingston is expected to launch this at the upcoming Computex event. It will be available either separately, or part of its high end T1 series HyperX kits. A teaser video can be watched here.
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17 Comments on Kingston Shows Off HyperX Fan

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
they forgot OCZ, they have air coolers for their ram as well.

28 db seems a bit high.
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#2
RadeonX2
by: Mussels
they forgot OCZ, they have air coolers for their ram as well.

28 db seems a bit high.
they totally forgot OCZ :shadedshu maybe coz it's not that popular. I have the OCZ XTC memory cooler currently using
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#3
Mussels
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wow. in that youtube clip they actually say "ultra quiet 28db"

28db is loud, by my definition.
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#4
RadeonX2
by: Mussels
wow. in that youtube clip they actually say "ultra quiet 28db"

28db is loud, by my definition.
but those are small 60 mm fans not that loud even at 28db
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Yes, 28 dBA is loud. It's like reference NVIDIA GTX 280 cooler at 80% speed (although the NVIDIA cooler sounds very nice at high speeds).
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#6
Mussels
Moderprator
by: RadeonX2
but those are small 60 mm fans not that loud even at 28db
:wtf:


28db is 28db.... small fan or large fan, 28db is still going to be 28db.
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#7
alexp999
Staff
You have a problem with the ways its measured tho, 28dB from say Kingston will not sound the same as 28dB from OCZ.

The only way you can truly compare is if the same device and setup is used, i.e everyone sends their products to the same place for sound testing.

Its only a rough indicator, for example I have had fans that are quieter than others at a higher dB rating on the packaging
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#8
RadeonX2
by: Mussels
:wtf:


28db is 28db.... small fan or large fan, 28db is still going to be 28db.
oh sorry for that :banghead: forgive my ignorant post. I've misunderstood what db is. Well I had my OCZ mem cooler at its full speed its not that loud though.
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#9
werez
looks like Corsair`s "airflow" from the Dominator GT series , only it comes with LED fans .
They look cool so it`s nice to have them around ..
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Only natural they would soon follow.
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#11
Kitkat
FINALY welcome to the bandwagon Mushkin, OCZ, Gskill, come on in Corsairs got some hot dogs on the grill and theres drinks in the kitchen. Help yoursef. Kingstons out back setting up the badminton set.
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#12
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Looks nice, I could careless about noise and I have 2x 133CFM scythes blowing on my rad, if you want power be prepared to deal with noise. I wonder what the price is gonna be as I already have some Kingtons, this would look really nice in my case.
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#13
ThomasDM
by: Mussels

28 db seems a bit high.
A noise level of 28dBA is actually very quiet, the noise level in a quiet room is usually over 30dBA.

The problem is that dBA readings provided by manufacturers are very misleading, the further away from the noise source the less decibels the meter will read and manufacturers never state at which distance the readings were taken.
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: ThomasDM
A noise level of 28dBA is actually very quiet, the noise level in a quiet room is usually over 30dBA.

The problem is that dBA readings provided by manufacturers are very misleading, the further away from the noise source the less decibels the meter will read and manufacturers never state at which distance the readings were taken.
that sounds like a very noisy room to me.

I dont have any meters, but i chose fans rated around 20dba - picked the quietest of them, and then undervolted them all to 5v or 7v as needed.
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#16
h3llb3nd4
Well, if I was to cool my ram, I would use corsair's W/C ram coolers:D
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#17
Kitkat
by: btarunr
Yes, 28 dBA is loud. It's like reference NVIDIA GTX 280 cooler at 80% speed (although the NVIDIA cooler sounds very nice at high speeds).
28 db is not loud, dont forget to put your case cover on :)
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