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Corsair CMXAF1
6.3 out of 10

Corsair CMXAF1

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Overall 6
6.0

Nice design, Noisy Fan(s)

Anonymous, Newegg
9 October 2013
  • Summary: I can't think of any other pros or cons at the moment. The noisy fan is really annoying though.. I suggest this if you have the higher up G.SKILL ram, especially if you are going to overclock, just because the computer will generally run a bit faster when it isn't under heated stress.
  • Pros: Nice sturdy build! Cable is wrapped in black to match most modern day Gaming PC slick designs. Three fans, and does the job of keeping the ram cool alright! Name Brand.
  • Cons: Not more than 1 week after having this running 24/7 in my PC/Server set up, one of the fans (can't tell which one) begins to rattle like crazy. Ugggh!!! You have to turn the fans off (I have a fan controller, and it rattles at any speed so it's not that) until they come to a complete stop, then t...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

christopher s., Newegg
27 November 2012
  • Summary: If the product told me it wouldn't fit my ram mount types, I wouldn't have gotten it. If i did have compatible ram mounts, this would have been an ok product to get.
  • Pros: easy to install, keeps ram cooler
  • Cons: I have the ram slots that are stationary on one side and don't clip onto the sticks, and it seems that this unit does not stay clamped tight onto that kind if ram mounts. I have it on there and it is staying in place, but if I ever move my tower, I'll have to remember to take off those fans, or e...
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Overall 6
6.0

Used for a year and it had weird vibration noise

Jon D., Newegg
1 December 2011
  • Summary: One of the three fans vibrated consistently during boot until the motherboard slowed the fan. I tried greasing the fans and it worked for a while, but it started vibrating soon after. I'm trying a different fan brand/style now.
  • Pros: Kept the ram cool as promised
  • Cons: Louder than a crying baby.
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Overall 6
6.0

Missing Parts

Anonymous, Newegg
17 January 2011
  • Summary: I would greatly appreciate Corsair or Newegg sending 2 sets of the installation hardware my way. Overall, Corsair is an excellent brand and I have been using their products for years. Missing the install hardware on 2 kits must have been a freak incident.
  • Pros: Great airflow...
  • Cons: Did NOT come with the retention clips to hold the dag on fans to my memory bank!!!! I purchased 2 sets of the Corsair Dominator DDR3 memory kits that included the fans (3 memory sticks per kit). Was going to use the second fan for another computer. However, both didn't come with the retention clips.
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Overall 6
6.0

Noisy Fan fixed.....

Chris L., Newegg
11 December 2010
  • Pros: Very quite....until it's not. Looks kinda cool.
  • Cons: First one started making noise after about 2 weeks. RMA'd it. Current fan started to get noisy after about 2 weeks.Could bump the side of the computer case and noise would stop. This stopped working after about a year. Removed fan. On bottom side there is a black sticker over the center of each f...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good idea, poor implemented

Adam W., Newegg
4 May 2010
  • Summary: File this purchase in the "it seemed like a good idea at the time" It will remain in this case until I find a suitable alternative...
  • Pros: The price is acceptable... the temperature drops it provided were enough to allow proper overvoltaging of the RAM.
  • Cons: Noise noise noise. While it felt like it was robust, and the connections seemed to work well (the clips did seem a bit awkward at first)... the noise is just horrendus. Someone else pointed out that after a while it sounds like there's a chainsaw in your case... spot on. I now own a two-stroke po...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Amy v., Newegg
16 April 2010
  • Summary: My ram gets too hot to touch and I just wanted something simple to cool em. These things are a great idea but the fans are too cheap quality and not replaceable.
  • Pros: Easy to attach, isn't as flimsy as some people have mentioned.
  • Cons: The fans are super cheap pieces of junk that make noise about a week after installing. Sound like chainsaws in my case.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works but better without.

Uriel O., Newegg
14 April 2010
  • Summary: I don't even know why I need a RAM cooler, never ever had any issues, just thought I'd put them on for the sakes of it. But due to it being too loud (if they do make that sound), I removed them out of every case.
  • Pros: They do cool.
  • Cons: We got, well had, them in 4 Cases. Each and everyone started to make noises after a short while. While touching one of the fans will make it stop, it will just reappear pretty much over night.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does its job,BUT

Anonymous, Newegg
30 March 2010
  • Summary: Other than the noise its a great product, however it is hard for me to recommend as there are other memory solutions out there to play with. Installation was easy and stays in place. I traveled with my rig and the memory cooler stayed in place :)
  • Pros: Keeps memory cool by 3 fans covering all memory modules. I have only 2 modules and was able to have all sticks cooled down. A cheap way of cooling down a crucial part of your system.
  • Cons: Didnt notice improvements, other than temperature and with lower temps you can expect a more stable, longer lasting product. However 2 weeks after installation, a very annoying noise began to resonate from my case and ended up being the middle fan on the memory cooler. To some it might be annoyin...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good idea, bad bearings.

Anonymous, Newegg
19 February 2010
  • Summary: Hopefully the whine does not return after installing the fan mate, but I am skeptical. I love Corsair memory, but not very impressed with their cooling. I am starting to wish I would have gone with a different brand that had better reviews. My fault for not reading the reviews first.
  • Pros: The fan was quick to assemble and install. The fan simply clips on to your memory clips. Seems to hold the fan fairly securely in place as long as you're not moving the case around a lot. RAM is noticeably cooler to the touch. Good price.
  • Cons: After the first couple days of use, one of the fans started making a high pitch whine like a bearing was going out. The small fans spin at 5k rpm which might be a bit much for them. I installed a Zallman fan mate and turned the RPM down to 1.9k. Any higher than 2k and the bottom fan bearing would...
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