Sunday, December 9th 2018

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro Light Enhancement Kit are Dummy DDR4 Modules

Most gamers probably have only 2 out of 4 DDR4 DIMM slots populated in their rigs, with the vacant memory slots presenting an eyesore for some. Just so you don't have to spend an additional $170+ on a second Vengeance RGB Pro 2-module dual-channel kit to make your memory area look "complete," Corsair has come up with a $40 quick-fix, the Vengeance RGB Pro Light Enhancement Kit (model: CMWLEKIT2W/B). These are dummy modules that look exactly like real Vengeance RGB Pro, and fill up the vacant memory slots on your motherboard.

These "modules" add a grand total of 0 bits to your system memory and are clocked lower than a tuning fork, but draw power from the DIMM slots to drive the RGB LED lighting that can run in sync with your real Vengeance RGB Pro modules. Corsair is using an addressable RGB setup, so motherboard-based software can control or synchronize them with the rest of your lighting. Corsair is offering these 2-pack Light Enhancement Kits in two flavors - black and white. Both variants are priced at $39.99. If you're buying pre-built desktops with Vengeance RGB Pro, insist on finding out if they've used one of these to make a single-channel setup look like dual-channel.
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33 Comments on Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro Light Enhancement Kit are Dummy DDR4 Modules

#1
champsilva
That's actually not a bad idea, bad idea tho is this price, 40 bucks for dummies, lol, for $60 you can buy 8GB more ram.
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#2
Mussels
Moderprator
Probably $100 here in aus,but i'd gladly take these at a decent price to kit out the lighting in my system
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#3
KithKhan
This is genius!

Do they have a non-RGB version too?
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#4
Object55
I solved this problem going with Gene XI, only has two slots for ram :rockout:
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#5
Axaion
It hurts me knowing someone is going to buy this.
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#6
xkm1948
Who needs 4K HDR monitors or VR HMDs right? I am just gonna turn on the PC to stare at my BEAUTIFUL RGB FAKE RAM sticks instead. Maybe I can even display Tertris or DNA on that thing oh..... nevermind:




Appearance over functionality to the MAX

Axaion, post: 3957833, member: 74362"
It hurts me knowing someone is going to buy this.
A fool and his/her/its money are soon parted
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
this is no different to RGB light strips or braided PSU extension cables - its a vanity product for looks.
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#8
Prima.Vera
40$ for some light only?? Are they nuts??
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#9
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Rambus?

Born every moment a sucker.
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#10
StrayKAT
Haha.. I was asking for this for very thing recently. Especially since I have 8 slots. This is too expensive though.
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#11
CrAsHnBuRnXp
I would so do this if it was in the originals (non pro) and was like$20 or $25.
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#12
Hockster
These were actually requested by a lot of people in the Corsair forums. Corsair isn't dumb enough to ignore such an easy cash flow.
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#13
StrayKAT
CrAsHnBuRnXp, post: 3957875, member: 44048"
I would so do this if it was in the originals (non pro) and was like$20 or $25.
Yeah, I like their older sticks more (seem more or less the same underneath though?).
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#14
ebivan
But where is that Dummy 2080Ti for all those secret iGPU users among us?
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#15
StrayKAT
ebivan, post: 3957891, member: 168997"
But where is that Dummy 2080Ti for all those secret iGPU users among us?
Doesn't look nearly as cool. :p

Seriously though, if this were cheaper, it's a decent idea. 16GB is more than enough for most, but many mobos have 4 slots (so two empty ones). My own (HEDT) has 8 slots (128GB capacity). It's gonna cost me a ton to fill all of that, but it's kind of an eyesore in the meantime.

If I could make my own, I would.
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#16
Supercrit
Without spending on all the RGB nonsense the buyer could probably afford two extra real ram sticks for better performance.
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#17
Mussels
Moderprator
I see two kinds of people here

Those that want more Corsair RGB goodness

People that are wrong
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#18
Assimilator
Mussels, post: 3957897, member: 1746"
I see two kinds of people here

Those that want more Corsair RGB goodness

People that are wrong
Those that want more Corsair RGB douchebaggery

People who are right

FTFY.
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#19
StrayKAT
Assimilator, post: 3957913, member: 7058"
Those that want more Corsair RGB douchebaggery

People who are right

FTFY.
The real problem is if you even get one RGB component, you feel compelled to get more just to round it out.

At least that's my case. It started with my new mobo.. I wish I could turn it off easily, but Supermicro are retards and their own software doesn't work if you have Secure Boot on (and you can't turn it off if you installed your system with it).
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#20
craigo
Okay,

I have had a quick look at this RGB crisis. (no i didn't buy any of it).
I have visited various manufacturers websites and googled pictures of the accompanying software bundles that ship with the plague.
from what i was able to ascertain most software has an option to "CUSTOMIZE" the hardware lighting in such a way that the diode will remain unlit,
Thus making it less possible upon first glance to see how many DIMMs are populated.. there you go.. Please donate half the $40 dollars i saved you directly to a worthwhile charity of your choosing.

Kind Regards,
Craig0
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#21
StrayKAT
craigo, post: 3957923, member: 26896"
Okay,

I have had a quick look at this RGB crisis. (no i didn't buy any of it).
I have visited various manufacturers websites and googled pictures of the accompanying software bundles that ship with the plague.
from what i was able to ascertain most software has an option to "CUSTOMIZE" the hardware lighting in such a way that the diode will remain unlit,
Thus making it less possible upon first glance to see how many DIMMs are populated.. there you go.. Please donate half the $40 dollars i saved you directly to a worthwhile charity of your choosing.

Kind Regards,
Craig0
I don't think the RGB even matters really. It's the empty slots that matters. If Corsair made plain sticks, it'd be useful.. although they'd better be $10 or less (preferably much less).
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#22
Vayra86
This is why I buy a big fat air cooler. Cover your RAM slots and all RAM OCD problems go away, too.
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#23
StrayKAT
Vayra86, post: 3957928, member: 152404"
This is why I buy a big fat air cooler. Cover your RAM slots and all RAM OCD problems go away, too.
Not a bad idea.
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#24
remixedcat
just when you thought fake instagram models were bad..
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#25
nemesis.ie
ebivan, post: 3957891, member: 168997"
But where is that Dummy 2080Ti for all those secret iGPU users among us?
Might as well make it an RTX Titan ... actually I think that "product" would sell very well to certain people over at WCCFTech. ;)
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