Heat spreaders on memory modules are nothing new; they first saw use on RAMBUS memory back around the turn of the century, and quickly caught on in the enthusiast memory market as a means to help dissipate extra heat brought on through higher performance. More recently manufacturers have taken to incorporating heatpipes and additional banks of fins to provide even better cooling capacity. The Thermaltake RamOrb takes this idea one step further by adding a fan directly to the heatsink. The RamOrb is an aftermarket add-on, purchased separately from the memory module, and one unit only cools one DIMM, so likely you will need at least two for most dual-channel computer configurations.
Join me as I take a closer look at the Thermaltake RamOrb memory cooler.