Introduction and Features

The new HR-03 VGA cooler is modeled after Thermalright’s classic XP-120 CPU cooler and delivers outstanding performance. It features two flexible mounting options and can even be used in a passive, fan-less mode.

The HR-03 video card cooler features classic Thermalright construction and incorporates four heat pipes to efficiently transport heat from the copper base into a large array of aluminum fins.  The HR-03 is designed to work with both ATI and nVIDIA video cards and can be used with or without a fan.  It can be mounted in either of two ways, with the cooling fins on one side of the video card or the other, to better utilize available space.  The HR-03 builds upon Thermalright’s successful V-1 Ultra VGA cooler and promises even greater performance.

 

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The Thermalright HR-03 heatsink can be used with a 92mm fan of your choice or it can be used in passive mode without a fan.  In many cases, the HR-03 will perform very well in pseudo-passive mode, when using the airflow generated by a nearby CPU cooler or case fan.

 

HR-03 Features and Specifications:

  • Designed to work with or without a fan
  • Passive cooling delivers silent operation
  • High performance and low noise when used with a fan
  • Copper base, multiple heat pipes and large fin area for optimum heat transfer
  • Proprietary fin design for efficient ventilation
  • Two ways of mounting cooler for best space utilization
  • Light weight and easy to install
  • Both ATI and nVIDIA platforms supported
  • Wire clips for directly mounting an optional 92mm fan

 

The good folks at Thermalright also sent along a syringe of their new Chill Factor thermal compound.  It features an environmentally friendly formulation, which is easy to apply and is non-electrically conductive.

 

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Chill Factor Technical Specifications:

  • Color: White
  • Volume: 4.8 ml
  • Thermal resistance: 0.047
  • Life expectancy: 12 months

The HR-03 heatsink comes in a traditional Thermalright cardboard box, along with printed instructions and mounting hardware.  Users must supply a 92mm fan of their choice.

 

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  • Thermalright HR-03 heatsink
  • ATI and nVIDIA mounting hardware
  • V-RAM aluminum heatsinks (4 low profile, 7 full height)
  • Fan mounting wires (2)
  • Tube of Thermalright thermal compound
  • Thermalright label
  • Printed Installation sheets (2)

 

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