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Old March 17, 2007, 10:29 AM
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Default Corsair Ditches flashy LED XMS2 Pro in favor of silver DHX cooling

"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."


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Old March 18, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Thats actually a good thing!
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I agree highly with the extra efficiency (even though my 3500LL kit overclocks to 285 without a hitch). I liked the lights though... it was extra "flash", but wasn't over the top like adding a CCFL would be.

Sad to see them go. *hugs his 3500LL kit*
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I agree highly with the extra efficiency (even though my 3500LL kit overclocks to 285 without a hitch). I liked the lights though... it was extra "flash", but wasn't over the top like adding a CCFL would be.

Sad to see them go. *hugs his 3500LL kit*
Hey now! I had that same exact kit too! I liked the flashy leds too but i prefer to have better heat dissipation heatsink than flashy leds! Actually i still have them sitting in my old Lexa case.
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Hey now! I had that same exact kit too! I liked the flashy leds too but i prefer to have better heat dissipation heatsink than flashy leds! Actually i still have them sitting in my old Lexa case.
That's funny.. I use a 3200+ as my main rig... and am still using the Corsair 3500LL PRO @ 285MHz... in my Lexa ;-)

The thing is.. back in the day heat efficiency didn't seem to matter as much. I took these 219MHz chips and overclocked to a huge 285MHz 1T -stable- without use of a fan. This computers uptime just hit 42 days, so I know heat is not taking it's toll.

Though, newer DDR2 chips tend to get real hot under load, so the new design makes more sense. I'd still be hard pressed to not add a fan regardless though. I just received OCZs Reaper modules (heatpipe extends off the top) and I have a feeling the same thing will happen. It's hard to not use a fan nowadays if you want good overclocking ability.
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Are you reviewing them at TechGage? (the reapers)
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Aye. I might crack them open today... but I needed that PC for another article I am supposed to work on. I am kinda looking forward to seeing how the Reapers will do though... in terms of temps. I don't have a thermometer sadly, but I will report my initial findings here once I pop them in.

They are 8500 chips... so I could see them getting pretty warm without a fan. We'll see though...
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That's funny.. I use a 3200+ as my main rig... and am still using the Corsair 3500LL PRO @ 285MHz... in my Lexa ;-)

The thing is.. back in the day heat efficiency didn't seem to matter as much. I took these 219MHz chips and overclocked to a huge 285MHz 1T -stable- without use of a fan. This computers uptime just hit 42 days, so I know heat is not taking it's toll.

Though, newer DDR2 chips tend to get real hot under load, so the new design makes more sense. I'd still be hard pressed to not add a fan regardless though. I just received OCZs Reaper modules (heatpipe extends off the top) and I have a feeling the same thing will happen. It's hard to not use a fan nowadays if you want good overclocking ability.
Hehe! Well said!
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