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Corsair XMS Memory Active Cooler

Kursah

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#1
I bought one of the Corsiar XMS memory coolers from newegg, it's for their Dominator series of DDR2. I have to say I am amazed at the difference. This thing is worth every penny of $25. My example:

My G.Skill DDR2 800 OC'd to 960, 2.25v, 4-4-4-12, Stock Heatsinks
Idle- ~40c Load- ~53c

After XMS cooler installed:
Idle- ~30c Load- ~35c

All I have to say is WOW! I thought I'd share with those of you out there with spendy memory, and OC-ers, as this is a very good investment. Keep in mind this thing is big enough to cover 4 memory slots, has 3 40mm fans that move a lot of air for their size and are unexpectedly quiet, and clips over the memory lock tabs very easily and stays there. How I got my temp readings: My Aspire X-Cruiser case has a temp diode, I stuck it in between my DDR stick and Heatsink. Ran many Orthos (CPU and Mem Max Test) and memory tests. Right now my memory is sitting at 30c and isn't budging. If ya have expensive memory, or even cheap memory, keep it cool and living longer with this cheap cooling solution, I am so happy I got it. Here's the link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835704001
 

Kursah

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System Name Kursah's Gaming Rig - Haswell Edition | Spartan Home Server 2015
Processor i7 4790k 4.0/4.8 @ 1.26v | i7 4790k 4.0/4.4 @ 1.18v - Both delidded w/CLU
Motherboard Asus Z87-Pro - BIOS 2103 | Asus Z87-Pro - BIOS 2103
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull | Cooler Master 212 EVO Stock - Using NT-H1 and AC MX-4
Memory 16GB (2x8) Corsair Dominator DDR3 2400 CL11 | 32GB (4x8) G.Skill DDR3-1600 CL9
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage 850EVO 250GB SSD, 960GB SSD, 1x2TB | 840 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) + 8TB Backup
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" 4:3 Dell LCD..mostly RDP.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Realtek ALC1150
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC 1500VA UPS | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze + CyberPowerPC 1000VA UPS
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (GUI Core,Hyper-V + VMs)
#2
Just to give those who may be looking for a good system memory cooler (also cools NB and MB area around memory) a good idea of a very good cooler. Mine still works great, is very quiet and still cooling my memory very well! I couldn't be happier and wouldn't choose another cooler. This thing is built like a brick and does it's job well. Almost 4 months later and I'm still impressed!

And yes it does cover 4 DIMMS and is adjustable, does a decent job of clamping also! I do recommend removing the Vid card when installing just to make sure you have all the room needed for install. :toast: