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Cool IT Systems Ram Fan

Former staff writer    -   April 16, 2007


Conclusion:

    Ta-da - it works! I’ve never really had a need for active RAM cooling before, but since I had the opportunity to try something that I might not have purchased myself, I wondered why active RAM cooling had never been a factor for me before. I have always looked for solutions to cool my CPU, but RAM was just an after-thought. I cannot help but believe, that if I had used active cooling on my RAM in the past, that I may have broken some overclocking walls that I encountered. A twelve degree drop in temperature is quite a lot. As for air flow, the fan averaged 19 CFM, which is better than what the fan is specified for. Since it is rated at 4600 RPM, the wind velocity at 384 FPM is more than enough to keep cool air running across the DIMMs. The only two problems I could really find with the RAM Fan, were that it was quite noisy (it reminds me of the South Bridge fans on some of the 939 boards I’ve used), and the inability to actually control the fan speed. Do yourself a favour and cool your RAM -  you won’t regret it.


Pros:

  • Light-weight
  • LED Fan
  • Cools very well
  • Inexpensive Active Cooling Solution

Cons:

  • Fan is Quite Noisy
  • No Fan Controller

 

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