by Anton Shilov
06/16/2009 | 03:33 PM
Popular supplier of advanced computer components – OCZ Technology Group – has already tried to cool down memory modules using liquid, but the solution has not become popular as the vast majority of end-users do not utilize rather exotic liquid cooling. Still, everyone demands performance and OCZ needed to offer something superior than simple convection or airflow and on Wednesday the firm introduced special a new version of its active cooler designed to cool down memory modules.
OCZ XTC Cooler revision 2 further enhances the idea of OCZ’s eXtreme thermal convection (XTC) honeycomb-like heat-spreader design and allows to more efficiently cool-down memory modules with the help of the airflow produced by two 60mm fans. The fan speed can be regulated so that to provide either quiet operation or high-performance cooling. Each fan is equipped with blue LED for those, who demand flashy look. The revision 2 is also larger compared to the original version and supports memory modules with larger heat-spreaders.
“The first revision of the OCZ XTC Memory Cooler proved to be a very popular product with a wide range of enthusiast and power users. We are excited to now offer a follow-up design with improved performance, an enhanced feature set, and a sleek new look, all at the same affordable price point as the original. The XTC Cooler Rev. 2 is fully compatible with the complete range of OCZ high-performance memory products,” said Ryan Edwards, director of product management for OCZ.
The active memory cooler from OCZ is compatible with the company’s DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 memory and is backed by two years limited warranty.