Thermalright HR-02 Macho Review

Muddocktor takes a look at the Thermalright HR-02 Macho heatsink. This is a revamped version of a heatsink introduced last year, modified and with a new price point. The original HR-02 came out several months ago and was aimed at the silent computing market, because it was designed to be fan optional while still dealing with the heat of an overclocked processor. Mudd examines if Thermalright’s engineers did their job properly while meeting a lower price point…

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Thermalright Releases New Fanless Heatsink: HR-02

Thermalright has recently brought to market a huge new ‘fanless’ CPU heatsink for most sockets including 775, 1156, 1366, AM2/3, and 939 called the HR-02. The HR-02 is touted as having the cooling capacity to be able to run fanless. According to, who is one of the few sites that has had a chance to review this piece, there are several design implementations that help this monster achieve that bold statement.