|-- Thermal Take Active Memory Cooler
-- Price: ~ $15.00
-- By: GideonX
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Often times, the last component of your system to be
cooled is the memory (ram). We have coolers for the CPU, Hard
Drive, Case, etc. but not too many coolers for ram modules.
There's a reason for that, temperature on ram modules often do not
affect its stability. As far as I know, when memory fails at
high speeds, its due mostly to its inability to refresh the ram fast
enough. Pumping more voltage into it often helps and yes, you
can attribute heat to the actually speed in that case. The
faster it performs, the more heat is being generated. We'll
see if cooling our ram really does do anything, or if its just a
marketing ploy to sell more cooling devices to the cooling crazies.
A while ago, Thermal
Take came out with the first major memory cooling kit. It
included some heat spreaders to attach to your ram to dissipate the
heat. Their second model came out not too long ago, but this
time with a 40X40mm fan attached to do some of the cooling work.
You receive two heat spreaders, one
attached with the 40X40mm fan and another to sandwich your ram
with. Two long strips of thermal tape and two (2) clips to
secure the whole contraption.
The fan is rated at 5000+/-10% RPM
pumping out 5.1CFMs. The noise level is not too high, coming in
at 23dB. The fan utilizes a 3pin power connector, but a 4pin
adapter is included in case you don't have any 3pin connectors
available on your motherboard. It also comes with a fan grill to
protect your fingers, nice touch.