Corsair Memory, a leading producer of memory modules for enthusiasts, has unveiled its new 800MHz memory modules that carry advanced dual-path heat exchange cooling systems, potentially allowing users with budget constraints to obtain memory sticks with high overclocking potential.
Corsair’s new Dominator PC2-6400 memory pairs are rated to run at 800MHz with CL4 4-4-12 latency settings and default voltages. The new memory modules should be much more affordable than 1111MHz XMS2 Dominator products available earlier, nevertheless, given the advantages of the superior new heat-sink, the new memory sticks should be very friendly to overclocking.
The new XMS2 Dominator modules feature Corsair’s recently developed dual-path heat eXchange (DHX) radiators that cool down memory chips from the back and from the front, like any conventional heat-spreaders, as well as take the heat away from print-circuit board (PCB), which incorporates some additional elements to remove heat from BGA memory chips. In addition to that, Corsair offers to install Dominator airflow fan that provides extra cooling through airflows.
Overall, the module has four heat sinks, two connected to the memory devices and two connected to the PCB. These heat sinks were designed specifically for the personal computing environment, with fins oriented both in latitudinal and longitudinal orientation to take advantage of air provided by CPU fans as well as case fans. The result is a module with superior thermal characteristics that will run cooler than a module with stamped or mesh heat spreaders, and thus have greater reliability and over-clocking capability.
The Twin2X2048-6400C4D Dominator 2GB kits are currently available through Corsair’s worldwide authorized distributors, retailers, resellers and e-tailers.