Thermalright HR-07 Trio Heatpipe Coolers

Test Setup

Test Setup

For today's testing we will be using the Lanparty T3eH6 DK, a mid-range Core i7 motherboard from DFI that will allow us to push the memory on test to its absolute limit. Here's a breakdown of the rest of the components:
 
Processor
Intel Core i7 920 'Nehalem' @ 2.66Ghz

Motherboard
DFI Lanparty T3eH6 DK

Memory
Kingston Value CL9 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 6x2GB kit
Kingston Value CL9 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 6x2GB kit(Overclocked to 8-8-8-24 @ 1600MHz)

Kingston Value CL9 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 6x2GB kit

Kingston Value CL9 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 6x2GB kit(Overclocked to 8-8-8-24 @ 1600MHz
 
Measuring the temperature of the DIMMs is no easy feat. While some DDR3 modules do have an in-built digital temp diode, allowing the temperatures to be read from a software based monitoring program, the kit I have today does not so I will have to rely on a temperature probe which was affixed in the same place both with and without the coolers attached.
 
 temp temp
 
As you can see from the pictures below, the memory modules on their own (6GB pictured) look very basic. Add the Thermalright coolers and hey presto! A bog standard memory kit is transformed into a work of art. If bling is your think then you will certainly adore the Thermalright HR-07 memory coolers!
 
memory stock better?
 
Fitting the modules to the motherboard was a tricky affair with a H-L-H-L-H-L configuration used. This allowed all six modules, three high and three low, to be fitted into the six DIMM slots. A small amount of wriggling the modules was needed to fit them all and they had to be fitted in a specific order to get them all to fit.
 
front rear
 
perspective clearance 1
 
With the fan re-attached to our CPU cooler, space was very tight but all six modules were clear of fouling the fan. Larger CPU coolers (such as the TRUE will have to be orientated such that the width will have to be adjacent to the coolers rather than playing against them otherwise I cannot see how it will fit. Luckily for me I already had the CPU cooler fitted this way so not to intrude on the HR-07's airspace. You can also see from the picture below that the coolers do not overhang the DIMM slot's tabs nor interfere with the GPU spacing which is great news for those tight on space.
 
clearance close clearance GPU
 
With everything now in place, all that remains is to test the modules performance out. Let's see how I got on...
 
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Most Recent Comments

21-06-2009, 12:58:47

Ghosthud1
holy.............

them sinks are dangerously epicQuote

21-06-2009, 14:01:58

PeterStoba
Nice review as usual.

One issue;

Test Setup

For today's testing we will be using the Gigabyte EX-58 UD5, a mid-range Core i7 motherboard from Gigabyte that will allow us to push the memory on test to its absolute limit. Here's a breakdown of the rest of the components:

Processor

Intel Core i7 920 'Nehalem' @ 2.66Ghz

Motherboard

DFI Lanparty T3eH6 DK

I wonder if they made they a bit thinner it'd be easier to fit and would still cool them?

Nice idea though, really does look better than plain DIMMsQuote

21-06-2009, 14:18:31

monkey7
Looks like an ace set, although the price hurts :X. Also, I don't think it would fit on my UD5 with noctua cooler. Even as it is now the fan goes a few mm into the DDR3_4 slot (iirc) airspace.Quote

21-06-2009, 14:20:13

tinytomlogan
ARe they any dif from stock coolers? LOL not going to mis those are you.

Be nice to know if there was a temp diffeerence from the inside to the outside modules.

All the same another great review webboQuote

21-06-2009, 14:38:09

Saviour
$150 for a tri-chan setup is just too much, especially since there's nothing extra fancy about these coolers

if they were $30 each it'd be much easier to swallowQuote
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