Thermalright HR-03 VGA Cooler Review
Introduction and Features
The HR-03 video card cooler features classic Thermalright construction and incorporates four heat pipes to efficiently transport heat from the copper base into a large array of aluminum fins. The HR-03 is designed to work with both ATI and nVIDIA video cards and can be used with or without a fan. It can be mounted in either of two ways, with the cooling fins on one side of the video card or the other, to better utilize available space. The HR-03 builds upon Thermalright's successful V-1 Ultra VGA cooler and promises even greater performance.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The Thermalright HR-03 heatsink can be used with a 92mm fan of your choice or it can be used in passive mode without a fan. In many cases, the HR-03 will perform very well in pseudo-passive mode, when using the airflow generated by a nearby CPU cooler or case fan.
HR-03 Features and Specifications:
- Designed to work with or without a fan
- Passive cooling delivers silent operation
- High performance and low noise when used with a fan
- Copper base, multiple heat pipes and large fin area for optimum heat transfer
- Proprietary fin design for efficient ventilation
- Two ways of mounting cooler for best space utilization
- Light weight and easy to install
- Both ATI and nVIDIA platforms supported
- Wire clips for directly mounting an optional 92mm fan
The good folks at Thermalright also sent along a syringe of their new Chill Factor thermal compound. It features an environmentally friendly formulation, which is easy to apply and is non-electrically conductive.
Chill Factor Technical Specifications:
- Color: White
- Volume: 4.8 ml
- Thermal resistance: 0.047
- Life expectancy: 12 months
The HR-03 heatsink comes in a traditional Thermalright cardboard box, along with printed instructions and mounting hardware. Users must supply a 92mm fan of their choice.
- Thermalright HR-03 heatsink
- ATI and nVIDIA mounting hardware
- V-RAM aluminum heatsinks (4 low profile, 7 full height)
- Fan mounting wires (2)
- Tube of Thermalright thermal compound
- Thermalright label
- Printed Installation sheets (2)
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