by Anton Shilov
06/10/2009 | 11:51 PM
Corsair Memory, a leading producer of superior memory products, on Wednesday unveiled an update for cooling solution for its premium memory modules that it has been using for three years. The company hopes that improved coolers will help to further boost performance of memory modules.
From now on, Corsair’s Dominator and Dominator GT memory modules may be optionally equipped with DHX+ (dual-path heat eXchange) coolers featuring extended cooling fins. The DHX technology allows to 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.
The extended cooling fins are engineered using high-grade aluminum that is extruded and machined, and have more than double the surface area of the standard Dominator and Dominator GT fins. In addition, the racing-inspired red Dominator GT fins are coated with a phase –change thermally conductive polymer that expels air pockets in the micropores of the heatsink surface, optimizing overall thermal resistance.
At present the extended fins are exclusively available from Corsair’s online store and are priced at $19.99 for the black fins and $24.99 for the racing-red GT fins. They are sold in packs of three, which include extended fan brackets to maintain compatibility with the Corsair Airflow and Airflow 2 memory coolers. Considering that hardly a lot of enthusiasts are going to upgrade coolers on memory modules, it is very likely that shortly Dominator and Dominator GT products will come with extended fins by default.
“The extended cooling fins for Dominator and Dominator GT memory kits have been designed with an aggressive, high-performance look for enthusiasts and gamers who want to upgrade their memory to stand out from the crowd. By choosing Corsair Dominator or Dominator GT, you not only get the highest-performing memory in the world, but also the most distinctive and customizable memory too,” said Jim Carlton, vice president of marketing for Corsair.