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Posted: 1/11/2005 6:12:01 AM EDT


www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1749471,00.asp



Modders Now Have The Coolest Memory Upgrade Ever
By Patrick Norton

Modders, those folks that customize their computer cases inside and out, have traditionally had a tough time making memory sticks look slick.

Beyond anodized heat sinks, or a smattering of LEDs that flicker as more or less bits pass through, your system's memory has been pretty devoid of pizazz (or junk, if you're not a fan of the 'modding scene). And if you've cut a window in the side, you always know where the memory is in your case: It's the dark boring spot amidst all the glow in the dark fans, cables and tubing.

Enter Corsair Memory's new XMS XPERT Memory.

XPERT has one seriously distinguishing feature: It has a 10 character alphabetical LED display that snaps in place over your DIMMS. Install the RAM in your system and it automatically offers up your your memory speed, voltage, and DIMM temperature in bright red characters. Remember calculators in the Seventies? It's that kind of LED display, and it really stands out through a case window.

Better yet, you can use Corsair's Memory Dashboard to program the memory to display your own personalized greeting (or obnoxious salute). Type in the message, click a button, and your message gets sent to some spare bits on the memory. And from then on, that message will scroll across the display like your very own tiny Times Square Zipper...except it won't be giving you the latest news headlines and sports scores.

The memory is available in DDR (DDR2 should follow soon), will cost about $30-$40 more than Corsair's PRO series memory, and is expected to ship in February.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:12:33 AM EDT
I love the idea of reading RSS feeds on my RAM!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:26:29 AM EDT
thats pretty cool, a lot better than the usual junk you see inside the computer
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:26:50 AM EDT
My computer has no window...yet.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:27:44 AM EDT
Proof of the genius of marketing and market development.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:32:45 AM EDT
What if your puter has no window?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:44:43 AM EDT
Title Should read

FOR *SERIOUS* WANKERS ONLY

Having a window in your case is just full on stupid and serves no purpose

Barry
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:48:59 AM EDT
I try to keep the bling to a minimum on my PC.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:49:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BarryTolar:
Title Should read

FOR *SERIOUS* WANKERS ONLY

Having a window in your case is just full on stupid and serves no purpose

Barry



Actually, a window comes in real handy when you have a water cooled setup and want to be able to look for computer-killing leaks.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:55:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I try to keep the bling to a minimum on my PC.



Nice avatar...


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 6:59:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BarryTolar:
Title Should read

FOR *SERIOUS* WANKERS ONLY

Having a window in your case is just full on stupid and serves no purpose

Barry



Well gee, when you put it that way, I guess all cars should be painted black, all houses should be white and who needs anything that expresses a bit of individuality and gives them some pleasure in their lives.

-Airwolf, proud owner of a PC that has TWO windows [side/top] 5 lighted fans, UV sensitive drive cables and a cold cathode "thunder tube" as well. True, it doesn't make my Athlon 3200+ run any faster but it looks DAMN cool!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:00:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I try to keep the bling to a minimum on my PC.



Nice avatar...


ByteTheBullet (-:



Heh, I kind of fancy yours. I got mine off of Fallout Tactics.

Where did you get yours?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:00:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:
My computer has no window...yet.


ByteTheBullet (-:



I use to have Windows on my PC, but now I use LINUX
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:00:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I try to keep the bling to a minimum on my PC.



word
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:24:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
I try to keep the bling to a minimum on my PC.



Nice avatar...


ByteTheBullet (-:



Heh, I kind of fancy yours. I got mine off of Fallout Tactics.

Where did you get yours?



Mine is an album cover that I stumbled across. My bio pic is from Fallout.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:29:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
What if your puter has no window?



time to get a dremel, then
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:32:40 AM EDT
thats pretty sweet for the overclocking community.

Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:44:06 AM EDT
Needs a wing, some stickers and some faux NAAAAAWS tubes.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 7:46:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Proof of the genius of marketing and market development.



+1

The function of a business is to create a customer.

In some cases, you have to create a really stupid customer.

Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:29:33 AM EDT
That's teh ghey.

This is coming from a self-described geek (Electrical Engineering degree and likes to code for "fun")
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:41:24 AM EDT
That RAM has nothing on the binary clock found here

www.realnerds.com/red1.htm



I bet most people cant even read it. Its pretty easy if you can figure it out. I have one at home. :D
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:44:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Airwolf:

Originally Posted By BarryTolar:
Title Should read

FOR *SERIOUS* WANKERS ONLY

Having a window in your case is just full on stupid and serves no purpose

Barry



Well gee, when you put it that way, I guess all cars should be painted black, all houses should be white and who needs anything that expresses a bit of individuality and gives them some pleasure in their lives.

-Airwolf, proud owner of a PC that has TWO windows [side/top] 5 lighted fans, UV sensitive drive cables and a cold cathode "thunder tube" as well. True, it doesn't make my Athlon 3200+ run any faster but it looks DAMN cool!



You just described my home PC.....
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 8:53:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BarryTolar:
Title Should read

FOR *SERIOUS* WANKERS ONLY

Having a window in your case is just full on stupid and serves no purpose

Barry



Comes in handy for me if one of my drives is failing, have watercooling, or on extreme air cooling.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:02:46 AM EDT
+1 for Serious Wankers Only.


100% Bling.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:06:24 AM EDT
Now, THAT is a pc. I may not pay anything extra for the led's, but it is sure nice to know that is is there.
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