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I will try one last remount later tonight.
Hi Bradley,

Could you take a picture of both the heatsink base and CPU IHS just after you disassemble it? That might help determining if the problem is, indeed, the heatsink. You could also run prime95 for a while and then remove the heatsink and touch the cpu with your fingers, to check if it's warm (looks like it will, you might get burned!).
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If you're getting noticeable vibration chances are your mounting brackets aren't correct. Your heatsink shouldn't even budge if it's properly attached. This would also explain why your heatsink appears to be slightly tilted.
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woops sorry guy's i could not take pics as i did not see these posts...i just took the mobo out and did a clean install of the cooler. Upon further looking, the base appears to be high in the middle and it curves from one end to the other. (middle being it's highest point). I saw this by turning the HS and following the ray of light on the base. 87c as we speak prime95 4.3ghz. My H50 at these ambients was 80c. I've done an RMA. Should i get another Noctua or a Thermalright Silver Arrow? Which has the best base?
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woops sorry guy's i could not take pics as i did not see these posts...i just took the mobo out and did a clean install of the cooler. Upon further looking, the base appears to be high in the middle and it curves from one end to the other. (middle being it's highest point). I saw this by turning the HS and following the ray of light on the base. 87c as we speak prime95 4.3ghz. My H50 at these ambients was 80c. I've done an RMA. Should i get another Noctua or a Thermalright Silver Arrow? Which has the best base?
As an owner of a Silver Arrow and having seen a D-14 up close and personal. I fliped a coin..If I remeber right it was head's for S/A...Tails for D-14...No, i'm kidding, both coolers are the same..Silver Arrow is rated at like 1-1.5c cooler than the D-14 if that realy matters to you. unless your aginst the fans on the d-14 stick with it I would say? Realy sorry to hear you had a defective cooler, this is like the first time I have seen a real issue with the cooler's. Best of luck!
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told youse so , if i had to count how many times iv told people the h50 is so much better than the d14 i would lose count . Why did you swap coolers dude ?

dont bother with aircooling man , stick with ur h50 or get a 240 rasa kit . your temps wont drop going from a h50 to a dh14 ... thought u woulda known that .
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told youse so , if i had to count how many times iv told people the h50 is so much better than the d14 i would lose count . Why did you swap coolers dude ?

dont bother with aircooling man , stick with ur h50 or get a 240 rasa kit . your temps wont drop going from a h50 to a dh14 ... thought u woulda known that .
What you say has been proven wrong over and over. Please provide something to show the H50 is better.
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woops sorry guy's i could not take pics as i did not see these posts...i just took the mobo out and did a clean install of the cooler. Upon further looking, the base appears to be high in the middle and it curves from one end to the other. (middle being it's highest point). I saw this by turning the HS and following the ray of light on the base. 87c as we speak prime95 4.3ghz. My H50 at these ambients was 80c. I've done an RMA. Should i get another Noctua or a Thermalright Silver Arrow? Which has the best base?
Just like mine was...
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My nh-d14 had a concave base which made it not work well. I Rma'd it and got a silver arrow.
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hmmm i might get my cash back and go silver arrow. What temp should i get with a silver arrow @
4.4GHz HT 1.38Vcore Ambient 20c? Prime95 Small FFT.
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told youse so , if i had to count how many times iv told people the h50 is so much better than the d14 i would lose count . Why did you swap coolers dude ?

dont bother with aircooling man , stick with ur h50 or get a 240 rasa kit . your temps wont drop going from a h50 to a dh14 ... thought u woulda known that .
Lol @ H50 better than a D14.

an H50 isn't even better than a Hyper 212+.
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Lol @ H50 better than a D14.

an H50 isn't even better than a Hyper 212+.
Well so far Xristo has been right lol! hehe...
I will try silver arrow then.
BTW! at 2.9Ghz and stock volts, what should my prime95 small fft temp be? I am on 74c full load.
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