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CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:22 pm

Corsair Memory showed off the the industry’s first thermoelectric (TEC) cooled memory modules today at CES and Legit Reviews was on hand to take a look at this ice cold memory cooler. Read on to see how this cooler works and what it means for memory cooling in the months ahead. We also take a look at the Dominator GT memory modules and several custom painted cases at the suite.

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"Since the cold side of the TEC will actually build up mositure that could drip on your system components a humidstat was developed by Corsair that would prevent condensation from building up. This humidistat is nothing more than a printed circuit board that was designed to fit inside an open 5.25" drive bay in your chassis. The humidistat then connects to a humidity sensor on the modules as well as two 4-pin molex connectors that are needed to power the unit..."


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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby Skippman » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:36 pm

Cool but pointless.

They're technology is nothing cool as Kyrotech was using somthing similar on first generation Athalons. And needing a 5 1/2 bay just to cool your RAM? Nah. I think if things are getting that hot I'll get a Koolance water block for my RAM modules.
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby dicecca112 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:58 pm

Even the hardcore overclockers just put a fan over there ram, so not needed
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby XstollieX » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:06 pm

Half if what we do for our Extreme systems isn't "needed" its just fun to do and to play with. Though tec memory chillers might be abit much but i'd still like to play with it.
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby Mad_Goku » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:11 pm

that seems absolutely useless. Nothing but taking up valuable space.
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby Skippman » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:33 pm

Mad_Goku wrote:that seems absolutely useless. Nothing but taking up valuable space.


Not to mention power from the PSU.
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby martini161 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:14 pm

Skippman wrote:Cool but pointless.

They're technology is nothing cool as Kyrotech was using somthing similar on first generation Athalons. And needing a 5 1/2 bay just to cool your RAM? Nah. I think if things are getting that hot I'll get a Koolance water block for my RAM modules.

you dont want koolance stuff :vom:
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby gwolfman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:58 am

The cold side of the TEC is screwed down to the top of the Corsair DOMINATOR DHX heat spreaders and thermal tape helps conduct the heat between the two surfaces. The hot side of the plate is connected to a water block that is used in conjunction to a water cooler to help dissapate the heat. This means that a water cooler has to be used in conjunction with the TEC.
So that's what the Allen's are for on the memory.... interesting.
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby Skippman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:45 am

martini161 wrote:
Skippman wrote:Cool but pointless.

They're technology is nothing cool as Kyrotech was using somthing similar on first generation Athalons. And needing a 5 1/2 bay just to cool your RAM? Nah. I think if things are getting that hot I'll get a Koolance water block for my RAM modules.

you dont want koolance stuff :vom:



If i gotta choose between that and these, Koolance wins.
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby DX » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:47 am

Would be cool to have something like that with a whole system setup as peltier/water cooling setup.
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby Gomeler » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:20 pm

I think these were simply a chance for Corsair to flex their muscle a bit and produce a toy of sorts. The modules themselves are nothing short of stellar though, I've seen 2300MHz CAS8 which is insane bandwidth.
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby stev » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:31 pm

Corsair's LED lights and feedback were helpful and novel. =D>

Not sure it liquid cooling for memory has arrived yet. :-k
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Re: CES 2009: Corsair TEC Memory Cooler

Postby FeRaL » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:50 pm

I want to see "lava lamp" bolt ons for that RAM. Now that would be hot!
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