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I think that you could fit 2 of the HR-03s in SLI if you use this config for the top one. Please let me know if I am mistaken.
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problem there, your not blowing your hot air to your exhaust fan (assuming its going in a case. Other than that it should work
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I've been waiting to get my hands on one of these for months, finally installed one tonight and I got absolutely no improvement in idle or load temps on my E6600 o/c to 3.3375Ghz.

Previously had a zalman 9700NT and idle was 33-35C and 100% load was 42-45C using AS5. And 8x 120mm fans in my stacker. Now with the thermalright lapped, AS5, and 7 fans (one side fan had to be removed to close the side panel) - idle is 35C and peak is 45-47C at the same overclock.

Hope things improve after a few thermal cycles...but I think maybe the zalman did a better job...it was quieter too.
Did you try the Ultra Extreme before you lapped it?
I never lapped mine, thought about it though.
It performed so well out of the box that I decided against it.
With my everyday OC of 3.8 @ 1.53 Vcore, Idle 32-35, loads 52-54 °c.
I would reapply your TIM and reseat the Extreme.
What fan are you using?
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