CPU Heatsink Roundup February 2006

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2006-02-23

In our first roundup of the year we compare 21 popular heatsinks from different manufactures. Heat pipes, Fan-less, Copper and Aluminum, close to 12kg of heatsink put through extensive tests and compared to the new AMD stock cooling.

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Thermalright HR-01: Specs

Thermalright HR-01:
Supplied by: Bacata

Thermalright first tower heatsink is upon us, the HR-01 is aimed at silent computing; it doesn’t come with a fan nor does it provide an easy method of attaching one. Some versions of the HR-01 (especially those for S775) are shipped with a plastic fan duct.

It’s not been on the market for long so its price may still drop: ~€50 / ~$50

The unit is shipped in a plain cardboard box, the optional fan duct is shipped separately.

Specifications :

  • AMD: Athlon64/64+ Socket754/940/939
  • Intel S478 (needs separate retention kit)

  • Intel S775 (another version altogether - tested on page 6)

    Fan included: None and None supported

    From TR: Currently there are no adapters or fan wire clips available for fan installation on HR-01. But if you are the type that likes to do a little DIY, here's what you can do

    Heatsink Dimensions: L110xW60xH159.5mm
    Weight: 525gram

    In the Box :

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  • A large sticker
  • A manual (A4 sheet)
  • A rather large tube of thermal compound
  • Mounting clip for use with standard A64 bracket

    Construction :

    The HR-01 cools the CPU through the use of 4 U formed heat pipes joined at the base; a large series of thin aluminum fins dissipate the heat.
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    The base has visible machine markings, the SI-120’s base was smoother

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    Compared to the SI-120 the design is quite different; it’ll be interesting to see how the unit will perform.

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    Installation & test on AMD Athlon 64 next ->
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