The cooler looks sharp, as I mentioned earlier, I have a particular weakness for lots of shiny copper in a rig. A pair of these will add a significant amount, and will probably be the highlight of the rig’s interior.
Again, you should be able to put a pair of these in an AMD rig, as the heatpipes are both movable and bendable. Some pre-experimentation should be done, you might need to alternate the direction that the coolers are placed on the modules. There should be little problem with an Intel rig, though the pipes may need to be placed at an angle to prevent conflicts with very large CPU coolers.
I like the Xilence RAM Cooler HP Duo, it is both functional, cooling those hot memory chips, and definitely adds some shine to your case interior. It should easily fit DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memory.
The HP Duo sells for $19.99 at my favorite online retailer. At forty bucks for a pair, they may be a little pricy, but honestly, most of us have spent more money for something that did less. Be aware that the coolers may be listed under Xilence, or as at my favorite retailer, under bgears.
ThinkComputers.org gives the Xilence RAM Cooler HP Duo a 9 out of 10 score.
- Significantly improves memory cooling over typical heatspreader
- Large copper fins look sharp
- Some may find the price a little high