Corsair introduces DOMINATOR memory modules, and a funky heatsink design

Corsair has unveiled its new DDR2 memory modules with Dual-path Heat Xchange technology. The new DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR memory modules are available in PC2-8500 CL5 and PC2-8888 CL4 for enhanced overclocking performance. Corsair’s DHX technology improves memory performance by delivering greater cooling capabilities to the memory chips. DHX technology uses a specialized memory PCB that is slightly higher than the traditional memory stick PCB. This allows Corsair to install larger heatsinks with greater dissipation capabilities.

Corsair’s two DHX equipped DOMINATOR offerings slightly differ from each other. The DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8500 CL5 modules are equipped with the DHX cooling solution, however the modules are passively cooled and rely on the case airflow. DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8888 CL4 modules come with an active cooler consisting of three 40mm fans for improved cooling performance, allowing the high clocked modules to operate with a CAS latency of 4.

DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR modules are fully compatible with NVIDIA’s Enhanced Performance Profile memory extension that allows greater predefined memory settings. Availability of Corsair DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR modules is expected the first week of September in 2x1GB dual channel memory kits. Getting a hold of a pair of DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR modules won’t exactly be cheap. DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8500 CL5 modules are expected around $380-400 while the DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8888 CL4 modules are expected around $600-650. Users that purchase the DHX XMS2 DOMINATOR PC2-8500 CL5 modules and want the active cooler can pickup the DOMINATOR Airflow for under $25.

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