We all know OCZ for their high performance memory modules and good power supplies, but they have a lot of useful accessories for overclockers and modders, too.
Today I want to introduce you to one of their newest products in cooling, the XTC Memory Cooler. Even though it is designed specifically for the new XTC heatspreaders on the OCZ memory modules, you can use that cooler for all other memory too.
OCZ Technology, an innovator in high performance memory, makes cooling and enhancing your memory easier than ever. Expanding on OCZ’s proprietary XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) heatspreader technology, the new XTC Cooler air-cools your modules, improving memory performance, stability, and longevity to allow enthusiasts to tweak their memory more freely due to superior active cooling.
The XTC Cooler attaches to your motherboard's DIMM socket retention levers. While the fans cool your system memory, glowing LED fans illuminate your memory subsystem.
From OCZ website:
- Cools DDR1 or DDR2 memory modules
- Improves overclocking performance on all memory modules
- Optimized for the OCZ XTC* heatspreader design
- 2 60mm ultra-low noise fans deliver superior cooling
- Blue fan LEDs
- OCZ 1 Year Warranty
I used may Akasa fancontroller to measure the RPM of the fans and at 12V it was around 3700 RPM
and at 5V around 1900 RPM.
- XTC Memory Cooler
- Two different mounting kits
- Quick Installation Guide
The cooler looks really precious with its shiny surface. The two fans are transparent and every single fan has four blue LEDs installed. Those LEDs light up with the voltage you supply to the fans, so you can adjust the intensity of the light with a fan controller etc.
Finally a pic while the cooler is in action. Personally I think the LEDs are a bit too bright, but that's just my opinion.