Who doesn't use heat pipes nowadays? They're in CPU coolers, video card coolers, and motherboard chipset coolers. It now seems that OCZ had added 1 and 1 together to get this.
Pretty cool! This is the first time I've ever seen a heat pipe cooled slice of memory. Called the OCZ DDR2 PC-8500 Reaper HPC Edition memory, they do come with some fairly decent specs.
- 1066MHz DDR2
- EPP 5-5-5-15 timings
- Available in 2GB (2x1024MB)
- OCZ Lifetime Warranty
- 2.1 Volts
- 240 Pin DIMM
With the added features of . . .
- Reaper HPC Heat sink
- 2.4V EVP
I like these so far! The Reaper HPC Heat sink is way cool, both figuratively and literally. And even though the HPC does stand for Heat Pipe Conduit, it could also stand for Home Theater PC (HTPC). Memory like that would guarantee an incredibly quite HTPC viewing experience. The EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles) guarantees that these modules will boot to their rated spec on the latest Nvidia SLI chipset mother boards. That's right, no BIOS CL timing tweaking needed here. But if you really want to, you can over volt these modules up to 2.4V without burning your lifetime warranty. Only extreme tweakers need apply.
Hmmm, maybe I should see about getting a couple of these sticks in for review?