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Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler - The Kingston HyperX Fan or KHX-FAN Memory Cooler

Kingston moves into the memory cooling segment with their own creation, the KHX-FAN.

| Cooling Fans in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 30, 2009 2:17 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Kingston Technology

The Kingston HyperX Fan or KHX-FAN Memory Cooler

 

Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler

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As I mentioned in the specs section, the body is anodized blue and milled with exposed aluminium highlights. The KHX-FAN supports two 60mm fans that have nine blades and each fan contains four blue LED's for illumination. To each side are the "legs" of the KHX-FAN. They are in fact the same color of blue, it's just the lighting and angle here appear to make them slightly different.

 

Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler

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The "legs" of the KHX-FAN are slipped into grooves in the extruded body and you simply align the screw holes in the top of the cooler with these below and use the thumbscrews provided to tighten them into place.

 

Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler

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Getting closer to the anodized body of the KHX-FAN, you can easily see the four holes at the corners for assembling the body to the legs. Kingston took the extra step and sheathed the 3-pin power connector wires from end to end, and very cleanly I should add.

 

Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler

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With all the screws and washers in place and tightened, we now have the fully assembled KHX-FAN memory cooler. The sides of the KHX grip the tabs on your memory slots, using the tension of the stamped legs to keep it in place during operation. By gently stretching the legs, the cooler can be placed over the clips and released to grip in its fully assembled state.

 

Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler

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The sides of the Kingston HyperX fan have cut-away "X" logos that add a bit of flash to the overall appeal of the cooler. If you look closely, you can see that the sides simply slip into the extruded groove in the top edge of the body. Just slide them in, align the hole and screw in the screws and you are ready to cool your memory.

 

Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler

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Fully assembled and looking at this fan from the top, the KHX-FAN stands pretty tall, taller than my Corsair version. This fact will allow for the T1 series of heatspreaders and will allow for many other makers taller RAM heatspreaders such as the Pi's or Dominators, too.

 

Kingston HyperX (KHX-FAN) Memory Cooler

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Looking at the undercarriage of the KHX-FAN, there are two 60mm fan that are wired together and into one header to power the fans and the LED's. These fans are rated for 12 V and draw up to 0.16 Amps a piece. With everything so big and open, maintenance cleaning should be a breeze to accomplish.

 

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