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ChipLoco review is out. Again no big deal. 0.6c cooler than 14PE which has PH-F140TS 1200rpm fans. They changed test systems last year. Original 14PE testing 17/05/12 was on i7 870@4.25Ghz and NH-D15 is on i7-3770K@ .5GHz. Can't find anything about retesting on new system. No idea how the 14PE. 14PE and NH-D14 are 3c different at 28c ambient in original review while above they are 6.1c different....
It's not just dust that collects on the fins. Over time the fins get a film on them that reduces their cooling ability. This is why I suggest washing the cooler. Some peeps actually wash them in their dishwasher, but I worry about how hot dishwashers are.
The above is a good example of what is happening in most cases. Poor / inadequate airflow volume compared to combined airflow of components.
Why not mount hte fan on the outside of sidepanel pushing air through the vent?
Not a big deal. Was just curious.
So the NH-D15 isn't any cooler than other top cooler but is quieter.
What is the rpm when it's running 54-57c? Like when stress testing?
Have never had a problem with Noctua support. And yes, you can use zip-ties. Edit ehume did a nice tutorial on zip-tie mounting here.
Sorry, I was talking about cleaning the entire cooler; fins, pipes, etc. by washing in kitchen sink, than rinse and dry. Cleaning the fins after years of use can give several degrees better cooling. Clean base and CPU with alcohol.
Clean your cooler with dish washing soap and water. Make sure it's good and dry and reinstall with new paste . Also clean you fans, but not is the sink.
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