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Techial 07-03-2017 09:58 PM

Dummy RAM modules with LED
 
So everyone knows there's this new craze about putting LEDs on everything, well that includes RAM.
In fact, I quite enjoy this craze as some modules look astonishing! (Looking at you Vengeance LED)

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Nrle-skrtS4/maxresdefault.jpg
and
http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/~/media...E90DAD92B.ashx
Just look at this, there are honestly no words to describe how beautiful this is!

However, there's a slight problem!
A lot of motherboards today are dual-channel, so to squeeze the most performance out you'll need to be running with two good sticks only.
This leaves a gap between the RAM sticks open, which in my opinion doesn't really look nice.

What I would like (and many others) are dummy sticks to fill up those unused spots. Everyone loves looking at those systems filled with lots of RAM sticks with flashing lights, so why not be able to build a high-performance system as well as a good looking one? They would be a lot cheaper to produce as well.

A dummy stick with LED might be hard to make without causing some BIOS issues, but hopefully this can be resolved in some smart way.

Would any of you reading this like a product like that? (Dummy RAM stick, maybe of the Corsair Vengeance LED; the sexy one)

Share your thoughts in the thread.

EDIT:
Apparently, Reddit is backing up the idea.

Zotty 07-04-2017 09:05 PM

I like your thinking sir.. count me in

MadBullBunny 07-05-2017 01:07 AM

Problem has already been solved though.

https://www.amazon.com/ROG-Strix-Z27...keywords=z270i

Techial 07-06-2017 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadBullBunny (Post 910395)
Problem has already been solved though.

https://www.amazon.com/ROG-Strix-Z27...keywords=z270i

Mini-ITX though.
I'm not sure if decreasing the amount of RAM slots makes it prettier though, but yeah it could be a temp solution I guess.

MadBullBunny 07-07-2017 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Techial (Post 910506)
Mini-ITX though.
I'm not sure if decreasing the amount of RAM slots makes it prettier though, but yeah it could be a temp solution I guess.

idk mine looks pretty good. http://imgur.com/a/1SLRT

Corsair CJ 07-10-2017 06:47 PM

The main concern I can see brought up by having dummy modules in the wild is that a customer could mistakenly buy them thinking that they are an actual kit of DRAM.

There's also the possibility of people using the modules for more nefarious purposes such as swapping them out for a kit of actual DRAM for RMA/returns and reselling platforms like Craigslist/eBay.

It's a cool idea and I can see it make its way into a neat mod, but the risk of mischief is seemingly quite high.

Techial 07-22-2017 08:19 AM

I know I'm not the best designer (I'm extremely terrible at it haha), but would something like a giant "window" in the middle prevent it from looking like RAM stick so you can't use it to scam people, and still be cool to put in? (Maybe put some RGB lights around the "window" edges").

Here's a quick paint file I made in 15 seconds showing a rough idea of how it could look like. (The gray being a see-through window)
http://i.techial.net/20170722121942.png

THX113.8 07-22-2017 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corsair CJ (Post 911046)
The main concern I can see brought up by having dummy modules in the wild is that a customer could mistakenly buy them thinking that they are an actual kit of DRAM.

There's also the possibility of people using the modules for more nefarious purposes such as swapping them out for a kit of actual DRAM for RMA/returns and reselling platforms like Craigslist/eBay.

It's a cool idea and I can see it make its way into a neat mod, but the risk of mischief is seemingly quite high.

Maybe it could have "THIS IS NOT RAM" or whatever printed on the side, if that won't be visible when in use.

Zotty 12-07-2018 07:01 PM

Well look what we have here.....

https://i.imgur.com/7j8ureU.jpg

Mr_Rata 12-09-2018 04:47 AM

I would like to add to my corsair lpx RGB heatsink to use with corsair link ... i love my memories and would not want to change it ..it's very expensive if decide to buy new rgb memories,and must to try sell old ones ..

Z.S 12-09-2018 06:41 AM

Make the Fake RAM distinguishable from real RAM from the sides at least the top needs to match the real RAM but if there is an engraving in the dummy RAM sticks on the side then it makes it harder for people to resell them as real RAM sticks

EDIT also I think 40 is a little too steep I would pay 35 max for it especially since it is worth as much as the Lighting Node Pro and I have seen it for that low of a price before

videodj 12-09-2018 11:52 AM

They are a bit expensive, but a lot cheaper than additional RAM modules. I've currently got 2 pair of 16GB RGB Pro's (32GB), but I don't like the gaps. I don't really need anymore RAM, so these will do fine, just ordered some and will report back once I've got them and fitted them.

Mr_Rata 12-10-2018 08:55 AM

Would be nice if corsair release similar product as TT : https://www.thermaltake.com/Cooler/L...Kit/design.htm

I sure buy it !to light up my lpx memories!

Zotty 12-10-2018 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Rata (Post 984653)
Would be nice if corsair release similar product as TT : https://www.thermaltake.com/Cooler/L...Kit/design.htm

I sure buy it !to light up my lpx memories!

but much better looking right?

i sure would like to make my wifes 32gb of DDR3 Dominator Platinum Pro have some RGBz...........

Mr_Rata 12-11-2018 12:54 PM

Yep.. would be nice,connect similar RGB ram decoration to my commander pro. I hope corsair hear us!


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