Thermaltake RamOrb Active Memory Cooler Review

Conclusions
The Thermaltake RamOrb is a neat little item. For cooling overclocked memory, for that enthusiast that is anal about having everything cool, or for the opportunity to add some more copper to that rig, the RamOrb may just be what you are looking for.

It is easily installed, should fit all memory modules, and silent. The cooler can be configured to different angles to accommodate large CPU coolers.

I guess that the only downside I can think of is the fact that it probably will not work on an AMD motherboard with the memory in adjacent slots. I hope that AMD eventually changes the memory slot configuration on their boards, there have been a few times lately that I would have liked to use some OCZ ReaperX on a couple of AMD boards, but it just won’t work.

I also have to add that removal of the heat spreaders on some memory modules is a real nightmare, but you have to remove them to use any aftermarket cooling.

The RamOrb lists for $29.99. I found it at a couple of online retailers for $24.99. It isn’t yet at my favorite online retailer, and I suppose that the price will be $24.99 or less there. Fifty bucks for memory cooling is pretty steep, but I’d expect to pay that much for such a unique item. ThinkComputers.org gives the Thermaltake RamOrb a 9 out of 10 score.

Pros:
– Unique item
– An innovative use of Thermaltake’s Orb cooler
– Easy installation

Cons:
– Rather expensive considering you will have to buy two (or more)
– Probably will not work on AMD motherboards