Thermalright HR-07 Trio Heatpipe Coolers


To stress the memory as much as possible, in turn heating up the modules to the maximum possible, I ran multiple instances of Prime 95 25.8 64bit version. Both 'Blend' and 'Large fft's' were run with 'realtime' priority and average temperatures were taken after 30 minutes of priming. Ambient temperatures were kept as close to 23c as possible throughout the testing to eliminate any bias.
Wow! Those readings sure are something to behold. While the ram I am using in this review is nothing too hot, temperatures under load began to nudge the 60c mark. While those temperatures are still well within specification, I do wonder how higher end modules with tighter timings and higher speeds would fare. Not only that, but running at those temperatures will almost certainly shorten the lifespan of the memory.
Adding the Thermalright coolers knocked almost 17c off those temps when the modules were placed under 100% load. This is an amazing feat and while the differences would no doubt be less with modules which already have heatsinks attached, I would argue that the Thermalright coolers are much more efficient at cooling than any pre-heatsinked module could offer.
I did try overclocking the memory further but alas on this occasion, temperature wasn't the limiting factor in the memory overclocking department. Should your memory be cooking itself though, I would certainly suggest adding a set of these coolers and even if it's not, for the bling factor alone, these colours are the business!
Let's head over to the conclusion where I compose my thoughts...
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21-06-2009, 12:58:47


them sinks are dangerously epicQuote

21-06-2009, 14:01:58

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:


Intel Core i7 920 'Nehalem' @ 2.66Ghz


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

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

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

$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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