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I originally bought this to cool my 8600 GT. Worked fine passively while playing older games. I just upgraded to an XFX 8800 GT. The 8800 GT stock heatsink fan does not keep the card very cool and it gets very noisy at higher fan speeds. I installed the HR-03 and my temps while playing Unreal Tournament 3 dropped from 80-85 celsius (stock clocks) to 44-50 celsius (Slight overclock). While idling the HR-03 keeps my core temp at 36 celsius. I have added a 120 mm low speed fan as well. 120 mm fans do not really fit on this heatsink, but I strapped it on. All in all, probably the best heatsink you can get right now for the 8800 GT.
As an active cooler its great. I'm running near silent with my Nexus 92mm fan and achieving temperatures easily 15 degrees cooler at idle than the noisy stock cooler. The installation was of medium difficulty. The heat pipes would not clear the fan connector on the board, so I had to unsolder it just to be sure the cooler was properly mated with the GPU core. Also the RAM heat sinks require thermal epoxy to get them to stick. The RAM is covered in a waxy coating (Perhaps developed by T-FAL) which the thermal tape wont stick to. This may not be the best all round cooler on the market, but its very quiet, very good looking and performs better than stock.