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Current have a:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223

Been looking into upgrading, so the obvious choice was the Noctua D14. Right now when benching/playing metro 2033/crysis 2 max temps. seem to be around 55C with my current setup(system specs are in sig). I want to try and push my OC higher but do worry about temps and stability. My ambient temperature in my home is roughly 24C-26C. What time of change in temp do you think I will see, if I make this switch?

Idle is around 36C on startup and 38-40C when just browsing the web and having some applications open in the background

Thank you!
Edited by Modz - 4/29/11 at 9:51pm
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Current have a:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223

Been looking into upgrading, so the obvious choice was the Noctua D14. Right now when benching/playing metro 2033/crysis 2 max temps. seem to be around 55C with my current setup(system specs are in sig). I want to try and push my OC higher but do worry about temps and stability. My ambient temperature in my home is roughly 24C-26C. What time of change in temp do you think I will see, if I make this switch?

Idle is around 36C on startup and 38-40C when just browsing the web and having some applications open in the background

Thank you!
While I can't give you any exact numbers without benchmarking both with the same chip, I can tell you the D14 is worlds better than that Zalman. The difference would be noticeable.

If you're looking for a higher OC and are worried about temps, I would say go for it if you have the money.
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I use the silver arrow, Its on the same level as d-14. You will love yourself for getting one or the other. I chose S/A due to being able to mount my san ave 1011's on it, if using standerd size fans(120mm) go for the d-14.
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