Corsair gives your memory additional cooling with the powerful Corsair CMXAF2 Airflow Fan. This viable device is capable of gently cooling your RAM to comfortable levels and giving it the increased performance you desire. Installation is easy and the fan can cool up to 6 modules, giving you the versatility you need. Keep things cool with the Corsair CMXAF2 Airflow Fan, and you can rest assured your PC will run at optimum levels.
- by David_W @Aug 31, 2009
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With the fans the size and speed they are at full tilt you will hear them. But with a fan controller you can dial them back to a point where they are moving air but not creating much noise--that's what I did and I'd definitely recommend the same.
Even at idle, 6x2GB Corsair XMS3 at 1333MHz at 1.5V is too hot to touch in our i7 machines. Every 10°C change alters the lifespan by a factor of two in the world of semiconductors, and reliability is a must in the industry I'm in. If a system I build only requires three DIMM's, there's enough air gap for adequate heat convection. In a system with all six DIMM's installed, there's no room for convection.
Strapping a fan to the modules would be cheaper, but you'd end up with a dead zone under the fan hub, and the attachment would be hokey.
People are complaining about the noise but for me it's the least of my worries. I also have the DDr2 version of this fan and it works just as well as this one. Would recommend if you're into overclocking.
Bought one of these to go with some Corsair dominator DDR3 memory. This fan unit fits on nicely, and sure does push a lot of air onto the memory to cool it down, however it does this at a cost of two main things: 1) it is very very noisy, standard full speed off motherboard header is 4000+ rpm, even with Asus bios fan regulation lowest it goes down to is 2500rpm. At all speeds it is very noisy, and easily the most noisy thing in my case which already has several fans and harddrives. If i were to describe the noise i would say it is the bearings within the fan that make the loud high pitch whine. So regardless of what corsair may market on their website, this is in no way a silent cooler. 2) the other issue is that this is way bigger then i probably needs to be, and thus you might want to ensure you have plenty of space around your cpu especially if you have an aftermarket cpu cooler. Also it would have been nice if corsair put some led's or somthing on the fan to light it up and make it look nicer, as it is kinda plain. Oh and note that it does not look like the one on the ncix page, it has blue stickers instead of red, checkout the corsair page for a real picture of this item.
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