Mach Xtreme Armor 2133 CL9

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Mach Xtreme Armor


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The modules are very sturdy and give a feeling of decent quality. The heatspreaders look original and aren’t the typical weak plastic. Removing the heatspreader was near impossible due to both sides having metal layers chained into each other, it wasn’t worth the hassle.


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The specifications label. My recommendation to any memory manufacturer would be to put one label on the back side and one on the front side, so modules can be placed accordingly without showing any label to the outside; oh yeah, and colourful sparks!


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Be aware that the heatsink on these modules can cause clearance issues as seen above. I am using a 140mm(!) fan which can’t properly fit in my case (if closed) anymore due to the size of the RAM heatsinks. This can either be resolved by moving the CPU fan to a sub-optimal position or leaving the RAM (if only two DIMMs are used) to the third and fourth memory slot, which results in lower possible overclocks on most motherboards. On a system with watercooling this would of course not provide any issues, we’re talking huge air coolers here.

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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