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Heinzftw
02-27-08, 03:04 AM
Hi all!!

I was just wondering if the CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans supported their DDR3 Dominator series. I know it will fit my 3Gb of Corsair XMS2 Ram, but I was looking into gettin 4gb 2X2 sticks of Dominator ram!!

Btw anyone got some reviews for it? :captnkill:

stncttr908
02-27-08, 08:02 AM
I have it. Since DDR3 modules are the same length as DDR2 and fan just snaps over the RAM clips I think you'll be alright. Be advised though, the odds of a 40mm fan becoming noisy or failing is rather good, and since this has three you're almost guaranteed to have problems sooner or later. One of the three on mine has developed an annoying whine/vibration at startup, but it eventually quiets down.

stncttr908
02-27-08, 02:17 PM
I'm probably just going to remove mine. I doubt it makes a real difference and my RAM is only running at 888MHz anyway.

XDanger
02-27-08, 02:52 PM
Im using the fans from a HDD cooler (2x40mm fans connected to 1 molex) and some Erecta Set :) That way I can place the fans wherever I like.

XDanger
02-27-08, 03:01 PM
Why didnt they just call it Meccano.

Zapablast05
02-27-08, 08:43 PM
I have it. Since DDR3 modules are the same length as DDR2 and fan just snaps over the RAM clips I think you'll be alright. Be advised though, the odds of a 40mm fan becoming noisy or failing is rather good, and since this has three you're almost guaranteed to have problems sooner or later. One of the three on mine has developed an annoying whine/vibration at startup, but it eventually quiets down.


+1

They're good until one fan fails. I have the fans and my middle one screeches extra loud at start up and it's embarrassing when someone hears it. It eventually stops and quiets down to a regular, low hum.

Heinzftw
02-27-08, 11:44 PM
Screw buying it then thanx all!! :D

Zapablast05
02-28-08, 12:17 AM
Screw buying it then thanx all!! :D

Yeah, waste of my $20. It's just sitting on my desk.

DeusGear
02-28-08, 12:38 AM
I just have a rexus (90 cfm) 120mm fan leaned from the front towards the ram/cpu, keeps everything peachy.

mullet
02-28-08, 02:05 AM
For 20 bucks its cheap, plus I changed my fans already.

Zapablast05
03-03-08, 08:59 PM
For 20 bucks its cheap, plus I changed my fans already.

How do you change the fans? I took that blue sticker design off and unscrewed the fans, but I noticed they're all linked together. Do you have to buy a new set of fans some where?

mullet
03-03-08, 11:55 PM
How do you change the fans? I took that blue sticker design off and unscrewed the fans, but I noticed they're all linked together. Do you have to buy a new set of fans some where?


Yes, I got new blue LED fans and soldered then and put heatshrink over them. The fans need to be 40x20mm no bigger no smaller.

stncttr908
03-04-08, 08:56 AM
Probably taking mine off when I get home since my side panel is off (have to top of the reservoir!)

Zapablast05
03-08-08, 05:29 PM
Well, I just fixed mine. I can forget about the RMA. I put a few drops of Tri-Flow in the fans and it's working quieter than it was when they were new and a lot smoother. Try it, it beats the hassle of sending the fans back and paying $10 shipping when you can buy a $4 bottle of Tri-Flow at a bike shop.

mullet
03-08-08, 08:38 PM
Pic's please.

Zapablast05
03-09-08, 11:36 PM
Of the bottle or fans?

XDanger
03-10-08, 03:14 PM
http://www.triflow.co.uk/
Penetrating Lubricant !!!

Zapablast05
03-10-08, 08:28 PM
Sorry if the picture comes out big. It's supposed to be 320x240.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b215/Zapablast05/TriFlow.jpg

Zapablast05
03-10-08, 08:29 PM
http://www.triflowlubricants.com/

XDanger
03-15-08, 12:03 AM
will any teflon dry bike lubricant stuff work just as well?

Zapablast05
03-15-08, 12:09 AM
I think any PTFE lube will work. WD-40 works, too.