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Thermalright HR-05
4.7 out of 10

Thermalright HR-05

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Very good cooler

Alejandro C., Newegg
28 May 2008
  • Summary: Fits inside of a Gigabyte P35-DS3L with about 1 cm clearance above the video card. Will not get in the way of even the largest CPU cooler.
  • Pros: Lowered my NB temps noticeably. My northbridge chip no longer bakes my case.
  • Cons: Not a secure fit. Using the metal plate that "straps" the heatsink down, it will move a little if you push it. But unless you touch it, it will be fine.
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Awesome!!!!

Honore H., Newegg
19 May 2008
  • Summary: Works awesome!! Cooled by almost 20C. Used to get 70C under load and 62 idle. Now 54 load and 43 idle. I find now why some get high or low results. in my case my DFI Inf P965-S didn't have a fan on the chipset. I first installed a Zalman CNPS9700 CPU HSF.
  • Pros: Heatpipe, room for a fan if you want to add one, lighter than it looks.
  • Cons: rounded base kept letting it slide around. I lapped it and got it flat and stays in place much better. Very tall and awkward to install. easiest to just remove motherboard. just be careful putting it back in or if you bump it, it will twist easy.
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pasive cooling

Nicholas O., Newegg
5 January 2008
  • Summary: in response to the review stating that the mobo would not post, it is becuase the mobo thinks there is no fan and will not post becuase of this. before removing the hs (or after if oyu plug it in) make sure to disable the failsafe on the mobo.
  • Pros: i have sen this cooler work wonderfully for OCing a qX600 past 3.5 with reasonable temperatures
  • Cons: very heavy. when mounted sideways i is good to proved support with a piece of string or something
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Very nice

Uros S., Newegg
12 December 2007
  • Summary: I think that P35 northbridge is generating more heat than my e2160 cpu @3.0ghz. I do not know why this is, but it seems to be true for all P35 mobos. Heatsink gets hot under load, which is good as the heat is not staying on chipset. I will probably add 80mm fan...
  • Pros: Replaced the stock heatsink on Gigabyte DS3L. It does nice job of offloading the heat from the chipset. Looks nice, 80mm fan can be added if needed.
  • Cons: I wound't have complained if it was even larger than it is, for even better cooling. It is not that easy to install, so be patient.
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Fits like a glove!

Anonymous, Newegg
26 November 2007
  • Summary: It looks great and got rid of that little bee buzzing in my case. make sure you understand how it will fit and how to install it before you order it.
  • Pros: Perfect form, good construction quality, somewhat easy to install, although, it did require a MB removal. Good looks and perfect passive performance.
  • Cons: It's kinda expensive and installing it could have been easier. How about a push pin style plug system with a threaded end so I didn't have to get the mb out...I don't have a tray either.
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reply to the "why me, reply" post

Micah R., Newegg
19 November 2007
  • Summary: you dont need to buy extra stuff like static straps in order to keep from frying parts. as long as you are smart and take caution with what you are doing then you can save yourself some money. this is coming from someone who works on their computer on carpet with socks on....
  • Pros: good hs. keeps things frosty
  • Cons: a tad big but that doesnt matter if you measure before buying
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northbridge heatsink

Mary R., Newegg
11 November 2007
  • Summary: I used this to replace the fanless heatsink on my MSI k9n platinum (rev 1.1), which has been known to run extremely hot. I literally could not hold my finger on that heatsink for more than 15 seconds without burning myself.
  • Pros: Works great. heatpipes position it out of the way of cards and other stuff. Mounting thingers allow it to be used on almost every board.
  • Cons: the "IFX" design is kind of annoying, i'd rather have the plain one, but it was out of stock when I bought this. Easy to cut fingers on.
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User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
8 November 2007
  • Summary: This cooler literally enabled my overclock, the stock heatsink was way too small and ran very hot even at stock speeds.
  • Pros: This is a very efficient heatpipe cooler. It keeps my TForce 6100-939 chipset cool even under an overclock of 280 on the fsb. It is completely silent, as it has no fan. It has an attractive nickel plating. The workmanship and finish are very good.
  • Cons: It is quite tall and may not fit in all PCs. The height also can make it a bit unstable when used in a tower case - so secure it well and it will work well for you.
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Terrific MCP 55 cooling

Anonymous, Newegg
4 November 2007
  • Summary: Easily installed on my Striker Extreme for much needed MCP southbridge cooling. It may be problematic in an SLI video installation though as it'll preclude installation of some longer cards. If that's in the cards for you then the more expensive SLI variant would probably be a better choice.
  • Pros: Outstanding cooling. The fins are far enough apart that the slight airflow in my poorly ventilated suffice for passively cooling the southbridge down to finger-touching coolness
  • Cons: Minor gripe: The included thermal compound is generic gunk, not Thermalright's flagship thermal product...but you're probably going to use your own favorite other goop anyway since you're savvy enough to be purchasing this sort of component
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Good stuff

Marc W., Newegg
25 October 2007
  • Summary: No need for a fan so far.
  • Pros: Allowed me to install the monster that is my 8800 GTS on my tiny A8N-SLI. Becasue the fan crapped out on that a while back I previously installed a monster heatsink which prevented the 8800 from fitting. But with this heatsink, you can install it to face any way you want, allowing my to put it in...
  • Cons: A little pricey but I think in this case you get what you pay for.
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