Corsair Makes Memory Even Cooler

"Corsair explores another form of cooling for memory"

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Corsair Makes Memory Even Cooler
We've seen waterblocks made for RAM modules.  Well now Corsair is taking things a step further: TEC cooling.  TEC cooling is a form of (generally) sub-ambient cooling that utilizes the concept of the peltier effect.  Being a sub-ambient type of cooling, the biggest concern here is condensation.  On the XS forums, Tony of OCZ cautions potential users, mentioning that they had actually experimented with TEC-cooled RAM back in the days of DDR using the legendary BH5 chips and actually killed a number of motherboards due to condensation.
Now the point of having such high-level cooling is to make pumping high voltages through the sticks to achieve higher clock speeds a bit safer.  Considering the low-voltage advisory put up by Intel about Core i7, you have to wonder a bit at Corsair's decision to pursue this form of cooling to market.  Then again, this set is clearly going to be targeting those extreme benchers who regularly push their hardware to the limit and are willing to swallow the cost should their hardware die.
More information about TEC cooling can be found here.
More detailed and internal shots can be found here
What do you think of Corsair's memory cooling exploration?
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