Thermalright HR-05 Northbridge Cooler

Thermalright HR-05 - Up Close and Specification

Thermalright HR-05 - Up close

The HR-05 is built to the same solid standards that I had come to expect of Thermalright. Certainly handling the cooler gives you confidence in the build quality of it.

The cooler is very tall for a North Bridge cooler and you may have to beware of this if your case has a problem as far as height is concerned. However it does mean that it is very thin leaving a lot of space either side of it once installed.

thermalright hr05 cooler itself thermalright hr05 side view

The base of the HR-05 does not have a mirror finish but instead has a roughened appearence. This is very flat as I found out when I tested it with a plate of glass, so the contact should be good.

thermalright hr05 base

The base is copper plated with Nickel, like most Thermalright coolers. I have found that the Nickel plate does not affect performance much at all, but the most hardcore enthusiasts amoung us would perhaps lap it to get the 1°C improvement that it would give.

Overall the cooler is great looking and is pretty impressive once installed (see later pages).The build quality is top-notch and I was impressed by the quality of the welds on the heatpipes to the base.

Specifications and Features (taken from Thermalright )

* Passively cooled heatsink design for no-noise operation (70mm Fan optional)
* Proprietary through holes on fins for effiecient ventilation
* Soldered fins to copper base (nickel plated) to make effective contact
* Light weight and easy installation

Technical Spec.:
Dimension:L77.9 x W19(fin), W30(base)x H105 (mm), without fan
Weight:145g (heat sink only)
Optional FanAny 70x70x15mm fan
Motherboard Compatibility: Intel Pentium-4 LGA775 platform
ATI: Radeon Express 200
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 Intel Pentium-4 Socket 478 platformIntel: 865, 865G, 845, 845PE, 875

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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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