On our previous page we showed that the HR-03 Plus comes with a base flattened at both sides. Thermalright made a unique design which makes it possible to mount the HR-03 in two different ways. When I first opened the package I immediately started installing this heatsink the way I though it should had fit:
.... though it was only by reading the manual thoroughly afterwards that I found out the 2nd mounting method:
While the first installation removes the hot area away from the front of the Geforce 8800, the second install method allows for air from a 92mm fan to flow over the memory/IC heatsinks.
The two installation options also give you a bit more “playroom”, if you run into compatibility issues with a large CPU cooler of Northbridge heatsink, you can try the HR-03 Plus installed the other way around.
If you use two HR-03 Plus to run 8800 cards in SLI you can even things out to make it fit.
More info on the installation can be found at Thermalright’s website