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8800gt/ 8800 gts / 3870 after market coolers that are compatable

Hey guys when I searched the web I had a very hard time finding a solid a answer to this question. lets consolidate all our info on these coolers water and air and post picks of them installed and results with them. So if you have one installed post a pick. I realized this has been addressed before but with a thread topic posted like this it will pop up helping people who google it.
 
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Out of cuiriosity, would these work with the 8800 GTX, or are talking completly different birds here?
 
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Out of cuiriosity, would these work with the 8800 GTX, or are talking completly different birds here?
This will not work ON a 8800 GT but this will on a 8800 gtx a THERMALRIGHT HR-03 PLUS UNREAL COOLER.




IT WON'T WORK ON A 8800 GT LET NOT MIX THAT UP.
 
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i think the rev a hr 03's work.
 
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The Thermalright Hr-03 Rev A works with a 8800 Gt

This will not work on a 8800GT but this will on your 8800 gtx a THERMALRIGHT HR-03 PLUS is a UNREAL COOLER.




IT WON'T WORK ON A 8800 GT LETS NOT MIX THAT UP.

THIS ONE ALSO WORKS ON A 8800 GT

 

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so use rev a then. i thought rev a was the 6 pipe one and the regular was 4 pipe..
 
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so use rev a then. i thought rev a was the 6 pipe one and the regular was 4 pipe..
no Hr-03 rev A 4 pipes was for the 7900gtx and will work with(8800 gt) Hr-03 plus 6 pipes is for the 8800 series and Hr03/r600 6 pipes is for the 2900 series
 

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thermalright explictely says that the hr 03 rev a isn't compatible.. http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_hr03_rev_a2_MCL.htm but people have made it work somehow?
no they say it is compatable but thats it's not powerful enough because it only has 4 heatpipes and no ram heatsinks for the voltage regulator. yet if it can cool a 7900 gtx and a x1900xt it can cool this gpu and infact does very well. People on this forum have used it and it matches my cooler, a max load temp of 44c.
 
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I used the same HR-03 Revision A off of my x1950XTX for my 8800GT.....don't believe Thermalright on this one.....It's just a way for them to Custom make (And Sell) a new cooler for the 8800GT...like the HR-03 GT they are cooking up right now.....don't get me wrong...great company...great product....but marketing scheme with these coolers Is dubious.

My Temps are great....34c Idle and 44c Load.
 

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i see trt's point as to why thermalright doesn't want us to use rev a, it would make em look bad.
 
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thermalright explictely says that the hr 03 rev a isn't compatible.. http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_hr03_rev_a2_MCL.htm but people have made it work somehow?
This is cut and pasted from thermalrights facts section

HR-03 GT FAQ
We have a Support Question about compatibility of NEW 8800GT and Thermalright HR-03 PLUS. Is the cooler compatible? What about HR-03 Rev.
A?
HR-03 PLUS’ mounting mechanism is not compatibly aligned with the mounting holes on the 8800GT so installation is not possible. As for HR-03 Rev. A, technically it can be installed on the 8800 GT but because the PWN IC on the back of the card is not covered by the HR-03 Rev. A, plus the fact that the heat generated by the new 8800 GT far surpasses the 7000-series, we would strongly recommend our new HR-03 GT.

Which we know now is total B.S, They are just trying to sell a cooler.
 

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i actually like thermalright for doing this. they're looking out us and giving us a good 6 pipe cooler rather then making us stick with the 4 pipe cooler and use a different v reg heatsink. plus its not like the hr 03 gt will be that different in price from the other hr 03's so yeah. this is a good thing that thermalright did through my eyes.
 
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It makes a big difference when you already have the HR-03 RA model and they say It's not good enough when It clearly Is.....how hard Is It to put on some heatsinks on the card to someone that Is putting on an Aftermarket cooler.....If your going that far I have to assume you know what your doing right?

As I said...Love the product....love the quality.....but the GT model Isn't needed by peeps that already have the Revision A model.....thats what I'm trying to say.

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the gt has 2 extra pipes, which you'll probably want considering it gets very hot.
 
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the gt has 2 extra pipes, which you'll probably want considering it gets very hot.
It gets hot because the (Incredibly Sucky) stock cooler Is like having next to nothing on the core......I have the card.....I think I know. :slap: :roll:
 

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well if i was in a 8800gt owner's shoes, i'd wait for the hr 03 gt just got the extra performance of the cooler if im going to spend the good like 50 bucks on it.
 
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well if i was in a 8800gt owner's shoes, i'd wait for the hr 03 gt just got the extra performance of the cooler if im going to spend the good like 50 bucks on it.
Hes right the 8800 gt I bet with a 8800 gtx cooler on it would run much cooler than a 8800 gts or gtx, it's the cooler not the chip. They put a piece of crap on it. I bet truely it even runs cooler than a 7900 gtx because it's die is smaller and needs less power. I'm idling overclocked to heck and back now at 31c, case side on. My max load temps is 44c. With a Thermalright H03 plus on my old 8800 gtx I would idle at 38c and load temps were 58c to 62c. The Thermalright cooler is possibly the most powerful air cooler made for a video card and it has 6 heapipes mine now has 4 and i'm running at a lower temp than the gtx. The 8800 gt runs cooler under the same conditions I bet you could cool it with a Zalman vf700 and beat the stock cooler. This is a ploy to sell a GPU cooler. The Thermalright h03 is keeping his chip overclocked at 44c how much lower does it need to go. All they had to do was sell a voltage regulator kit added to the Thermalright H03. Six pipes is overkill, nice but overkill.
 
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Danger Den, look at therecent news.. shows a confirmation the the Maze 5 works with the 8800gT hope that helps
 
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It makes a big difference when you already have the HR-03 RA model and they say It's not good enough when It clearly Is.....how hard Is It to put on some heatsinks on the card to someone that Is putting on an Aftermarket cooler.....If your going that far I have to assume you know what your doing right?

As I said...Love the product....love the quality.....but the GT model Isn't needed by peeps that already have the Revision A model.....thats what I'm trying to say.

Hope It helps. :)
tried my heatsink with with AS-5 insead of the mx 1 that came with it and gess what, the AS-5 increased my temps 3 to 4 degrees overr the MX1. MX1 is really better.
 

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Trt.....was that S1 easy to fit m8???
 
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tried my heatsink with with AS-5 insead of the mx 1 that came with it and gess what, the AS-5 increased my temps 3 to 4 degrees overr the MX1. MX1 is really better.
When I used MX-1 I found it to be 1*C cooler on my GPU at first compared to AS5(X1900GT), however, AS5 ran cooler after a while and I began to get 2*C lower temps with the AS5 after about two weeks than the MX-1. How do you apply yours? I spread a very even coverage, slowly rubbing with a rubber glove to ensure that it's a very thin layer but with no gaps or air bubbles. I found that this made a large difference to my old method of the same amount but letting the pressure of the HSF spread it out.
 

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When I used MX-1 I found it to be 1*C cooler on my GPU at first compared to AS5(X1900GT), however, AS5 ran cooler after a while and I began to get 2*C lower temps with the AS5 after about two weeks than the MX-1. How do you apply yours? I spread a very even coverage, slowly rubbing with a rubber glove to ensure that it's a very thin layer but with no gaps or air bubbles. I found that this made a large difference to my old method of the same amount but letting the pressure of the HSF spread it out.
Very technical! :D I spread mine with a piece of an old credit card about 1cm wide if you get my meaning, I put 3 very small amounts at one end of the GPU left, right and middle and then spread evenly and thinly across the chip.