Corsair to use DHX cooling on all XMS2 modules

Written by Tim Smalley

March 15, 2007 | 18:08

Tags: #ddr2 #dhx #dominator #dram #heatsink #modules #pcb #pro #series #xms2

Companies: #corsair

Corsair has decided to disband its popular “flashy LED” XMS2 Pro-series modules in favour of moving to the newer, and more efficient, DHX cooling solution used on its high-end Dominator memory modules.

Instead of being coloured black like the ones on the Dominator modules, Corsair has decided to keep the silver/metallic colour scheme used on the Pro-series heatspreaders on the new XMS2 modules.

DHX cooling uses technology that has more in common with a conventional heatsink design than it does with a heatspreader and thus Corsair refers to them as heatsinks. The design draws heat from both the DRAM chips themselves and also the ground plane of the PCB to ensure the modules are kept as cool as possible. This is arguably a good thing for the end user, and it will also mean that most of Corsair’s DDR2 memory modules can be speed binned together.

In the past, the company has had to speed bin for XMS2, XMS2-Pro and XMS2-DHX PCB designs, all of which were different. This meant that the company almost stopped producing new XMS2-Pro modules and it has also cut back on standard XMS2 modules too in favour of expanding its Dominator memory series.

Company representatives told us that the release date for the new XMS2 modules is not set in stone yet, but you can be sure that there will be availability as soon as they have been announced. Pricing should also be a little lower than the Dominator modules, too.

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