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If it looks "off" then yes, Ask for a replacement or a different cooler.
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Seems ok. The HS when installed looks slightly higher one one side. Could just be in my head, i don't know. Should get my cash back?

Edit: My H50 was sold. I don't have it.
You could do this, but the fact that the H50 and d-14 are giving bad temps I think it may be a some other/outside problem. Could the chip be reacting poorly to an OC maby? I would install the stock intel cooler and compair that with the d-14..I think you may have a bogus mobo sensor or somthing.
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isn't 920 a hot chip in general?
    
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isn't 920 a hot chip in general?
Hotter than my AMD is, but those temps are about 10c to high for OP's chip/OC IMO. I see peeps @ that clock in the 70's with that chip and the right case/cooler set up. D-14 IS the right cooler lol I see peeps hitting alot higher than OP's OC and holding better temps.
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I am now on 79c full load at 4.3Ghz 1.36vcore HT now that the ambients have decreased by about 4c. In the same condition, the H50 gave me 80c, so the Noctua is only 1c better off. Should i get my money back and go with a H70?
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Well the Noctua is better than the H70 theres no doubts about that. This really makes no sense the D14 should be beating the H50 by a good margin 10C or more so its obvious that something is not right somewhere whether its the mounting or you have just got a bad unit. I would try and return it as faulty and get a replacement.
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What about you let the new TIM application some time ?
It takes about 1 week to get normal temps since the TIM has to be burned throught.
I say in a week check if it's still the same.

I also like to manually spread my TIM on the whole cpu, this way it covers every single mm of the surface.
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What about you let the new TIM application some time ?
It takes about 1 week to get normal temps since the TIM has to be burned throught.
I say in a week check if it's still the same.

I also like to manually spread my TIM on the whole cpu, this way it covers every single mm of the surface.
I seriously doubt this is the reason why am very far behind in terms of performance. When i look at the mounting system, the right side looks slightly elevated compared to the left side. I checked the TIM spread and it was fine so all the base was in contact. What's the chance of a faulty unit? I just feel as though the H70 might be a safer option. It's 5c cooler than H50 on average. I am just so confused and i realy don't know what option to take. What's the chance of a bad unit?
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My i7 920 @ the same Vcore with LinX maxes out ~71c and that's on a hot day.

(With Noctua NH-D14 and single 140mm fan)

Something is definitely wrong here. Also had the H50 and the D14 blew that out of the water.
Edited by starspy - 5/4/11 at 1:50pm
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I seriously doubt this is the reason why am very far behind in terms of performance. When i look at the mounting system, the right side looks slightly elevated compared to the left side. I checked the TIM spread and it was fine so all the base was in contact. What's the chance of a faulty unit? I just feel as though the H70 might be a safer option. It's 5c cooler than H50 on average. I am just so confused and i realy don't know what option to take. What's the chance of a bad unit?
Is the fan working ?
Did you 100% screw all the screws ?
If so, try to unscrew them to 95%, just to leave a little play (too thight = no good)

If the right side is slightly elevated then there is someting in the mounting that went wrong.
Did you used the back plate ?
Did you installed the cooler with your motherboard in or out of your case ?
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