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Computer enthusiasts and case modders are always looking for that next-best-thing. We search for products that allow us to squeeze the last few MHZ out of our systems in search of the ultimate overclock. We also want to have a product that looks good. The Evercool Neon Crab Memory Cooler is advertised as something that can fill both these voids. It has a funny name and looks unusual, but let's see how well it really works...
Company Profile (taken from Evercool website):
"Evercool is the top 5 cooling fan manufacturer in Taiwan, we specialized in PC Thermal Solutions. Our products are worldwide installed in many different applications, for example, in the field of PC-production, Industrial Computers, Telecommunications, etc. Evercool provides the very best products of the highest quality which are cost effective and incorporate the latest in technology and technical design. And backed by first class service and support. We would like to emphasize that we put our entire strengths on the research and improvement of our innovative "PC Thermal Solutions" and ensure you that we do our best to meet the needs of our customers."
Product Specifications & Features:
The Evercool Neon Crab is a rather simple device and therefore lacks detailed specifications. The most important thing to realize is that this cooler will require one 4-pin molex connector to work in your system.
• Fan Size 40x40x10 x 2 w/blue LED
• Fan Speed 4500rpm
• Noise <20
• Bearing Type Ever Lubricate bearing (Long life bearing)
There is not a whole lot to say about the quality of the Neon Crab. The plastic base of the item is rigid and has two spring-loaded "legs" that grip the computer system memory. I did notice one of the springs was quite a bit tighter than the other and sometimes I wondered if all the stress being applied to the motherboard memory clips was a good idea. I only had one major quality concern with this product, if you look closely at the first picture below you will notice the 3-pin connector that converts the Neon Crab to a 4-pin molex plug. Look closely and you will realize the pin extends through the plastic and is exposed. This particular pin could cause shorts in your system if it were to ground on any other item inside your computer case. Evercool needs to do a better job to ensure defects like this are caught in the factory.
The instructions provided with this product were not very helpful. The pictures were small and hard to read, and the explanations at each step were not clear. As I understand it, you open the springs on the Crab and position them so they grab the plastic clips on the motherboard that hold the memory in place. Bumping the Crab slightly in any direction would result in it falling off the memory. The Neon Crab does not have a good method of positioning itself on the memory and could definitetly use improvement. The springs on this cooler obviously put extra load on the memory clips that the motherboard manufacturers never intended to support. The last thing anybody wants is to break one of these clips off their motherboard, effectively losing one DDR memory slot.
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