Thermalright HR-05 Northbridge Cooler

Introduction, Packaging and Package


Thermalright have an excellent reputation when it comes to making top-line air coolers.

The HR 05 is a cooler that is trying to combat the extreme temperatures that North Bridges are getting to nowadays. We take one incredibly hot ATI RD600 North Bridge and put the HR-5 to the test.


As is usual with Thermalright products the packaging is minimal but excellent.

thermalright hr05

Whilst not "stand out" in retail stores, it will do it's job.

thermalright hr05 thermalright hr05 packaging

As you can see the inside of the box shows just how well the HR05 is packed. Plenty of foam to protect the cooler itself from the worst of couriers.

The Thermalright HR-05 comes with a total package covering everything you'll need for installation:

thermalright hr-05 package

Brackets for installation on:

ATI: Radeon Express 200, Radeon RD600
Intel: 975X, 955X, 945G, 945P, 945PL, 925X, 925XE, 915G, 915P, 865PE, 848P
nVidia: nForce4 SLI Intel Edition
SiS: SiS 656, SiS 661FX/964
VIA: P4M800, PT880 Ultra

Also included is:

* Thermalright Thermal Paste
* Instruction manual for installation on all chipset types
* Foam Padding for chipset surround
* Thermalright Sticker

All in all everything you would want to have with a North Bridge Cooler.

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Most Recent Comments

08-02-2007, 20:01:43

We take a look at this rather large passive heatpipe North Bridge Solution and see what's what

Read on...Quote

08-02-2007, 20:49:22

Nice review m8 Quote

08-02-2007, 21:05:30

Another EXCELLENT review. I was really surprised when I opened the box and saw how big mine was.

I also like how they have 2 versions (straight and offset)

Also like you pointed out it is beautifully made (especially compared to other finned Chipset coolers).Quote

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