Teamgroup's T-Force Dark AirFlow D5 memory cooler looks like a GPU cooler

Teamgroup T-Force Dark AirFlow D5 Memory Cooler
(Image credit: Team Group)

If your array of memory sticks needs cooling, Teamgroup has a solution: a T-Force Dark AirFlow D5 memory cooling fan with dual 40mm fans to provide cooling throughout the memory channels. This wild-looking cooler also allows users to adjust the fan angle as needed up to 180 degrees horizontally and 360 degrees vertically, allowing optimal airflow through the memory. 

This memory cooler will come in black and white color options, with no RGB — which should be better for those who use memory kits with it. The kit has a height of 94mm, which should be adequate for the tallest memory kits available on the market. 

The mounting system is interesting, as one of its legs is installed through the M.2 SSD's screw mount while the other is attached through the motherboard's adjacent mounting hole. Naturally, this will depend on the motherboard's layout, but it should work for most ATX and mATX form factors. Traditionally, such memory fans are clamped to the DIMM's locks — like the OCZ XTC memory cooler.  

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Fan Diameter40mm x 2
Noise Level32 dB
DimensionsFan Module: 20(H) x 120(L) x 61(W) mm
Row 4 - Cell 0 Includes Stand: 94(H) x 142(L) x 81(W) mm
Fan Life50,000 hours
Maximum Rotational Speed7,000 RPM

Not a lot of information is available for the fans, except that the product number (CF4010U12D) is used in many graphics cards, and they're manufactured by a company called Dongguan Champion. (Also, this cooler does look like it's designed for a GPU.) The fans are likely powered via the four-pin fan headers — possibly with PWM controls. Teamgroup mentions in its info card that the fans have a maximum rotation speed of 7,000 RPM and a noise level rated at 32dB.

We're not too surprised to see memory coolers for the CAMM2 module, but MSI has a leg up with its liquid cooling option. Neither Teamgroup nor MSI showed the effectiveness of their respective RAM coolers at Computex, however — perhaps a missed opportunity to make a point about their usefulness. 

The need for a memory cooler varies by individual. For those who need one, this is an option, and it's not the first memory cooler we've seen recently, but it's more pragmatic than a liquid RAM cooler.

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh
Contributing Writer

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh has been in the Indian PC hardware community since the early 2000s and has been building PCs, contributing to many Indian tech forums, & blogs. He operated Hardware BBQ for 11 years and wrote news for eTeknix & TweakTown before joining Tom's Hardware team. Besides tech, he is interested in fighting games, movies, anime, and mechanical watches.

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  • Colif
    What is on the motherboard now that can't have an extra fan attached?
    Memory - can have fans
    Nvme - can have fans
    GPU - obviously
    CPU - Yes
    VRM - Sometimes...

    Soon the entire board will be covered in fans.

    Soon our cases will be levitating... need to be nailed down to not float away

    this is getting silly.
  • PEnns
    Did they forget that the CPU with its massive cooler and the GPU will need some space in that exact area as well?
  • BillyBuerger
    This doesn't look that different from a Zalman ZM-RC1000. I bought one of these maybe 15 years to cool off some FB DIMMs which actually did run hot and needed heat spreaders and direct airflow to keep cool. Only real difference is how they mount. But this isn't anything new.
  • thestryker
    I'm somewhat surprised it has taken this long for a universal DRAM cooler to come along given the benefit of cooling DDR5 at high speeds. Not sure how big of a benefit it would be for systems using air coolers, but it should make a difference for ones using AIO/custom.
    PEnns said:
    Did they forget that the CPU with its massive cooler and the GPU will need some space in that exact area as well?
    If you look at the mounting bracket you can see that the whole fan module can move left and right across the bracket, and the module can be tilted as well (as mentioned in the article) so CPU cooler clearance is a non issue. I'm not sure why you think there would be any issues with the GPU either way though.