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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?
I read all of Bradley's posts and some others, but my thought was to either exchange/rma or lap the heatsink because I felt it might not be flat. Both those coolers are equal to if not better than a H50 on your chip. Problem is, you could get a H70 for just a tad more and be better off all around. I am tired of bulky, heat producing, air robbing heatsinks!
 
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It's just, on all these review sites they have been able to Oc the hell out my chip to 4.4Ghz on this noctua with far better temps compared to even a H70. Why am not seeing this in my system puzzles me so. I really don't know wether to try another noctua or a silver A or a H70. Another member said his noctua was concave too. I may go S Arrow.
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I understand. I have never used an H50 or H70. I know those 2 are very high performing heatsinks.

My whole theory is you would save so much space, cool down your VRM's better, and for how many degrees hotter on an H70 over those 2 per your research?

I would get an H70, buy a couple fans for push/pull and you might do better than those 2 heatsinks I bet. Even if you don't, it is going to be really close.
 
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post #84 of 126
Xbit gets these results:



They only had a 5770 in their test bench.

If you still get temps problems on your new heatsink, I wonder if your case is getting sufficient airflow considering you have 6970 crossfire. Perhaps the heat from your graphics card is heating up the inside of your case.

On your H50, you are intaking air from the back and exhausting it into your case. You could try to force cool air to intake the D14/SA somehow.
post #85 of 126
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Xbit gets these results:



They only had a 5770 in their test bench.

If you still get temps problems on your new heatsink, I wonder if your case is getting sufficient airflow considering you have 6970 crossfire. Perhaps the heat from your graphics card is heating up the inside of your case.

On your H50, you are intaking air from the back and exhausting it into your case. You could try to force cool air to intake the D14/SA somehow.
I thought the H50 ect. pulled air from inside the case through the RAD and OUT the back, not in?

Very Very nice chart! That will help him for sure!
 
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What about TR Archon?

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it simply cools an overclocked six-core processor better than Silver Arrow by 3°C in quiet mode at 810 RPM and by 2°C at maximum 1310 RPM speed of two TY-140 fans
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What about TR Archon?
According to a Vortez review, it turns out to do fairly worse than the Xbit review. It's about a slight upgrade over a Venomous X, and below the SA/D14 - even with dual fans on higher rpms.

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,1.html
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post #88 of 126
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It's just, on all these review sites they have been able to Oc the hell out my chip to 4.4Ghz on this noctua with far better temps compared to even a H70. Why am not seeing this in my system puzzles me so. I really don't know wether to try another noctua or a silver A or a H70. Another member said his noctua was concave too. I may go S Arrow.
The word you are looking for is convex, the IHS's of CPU's is concave.

Another point is they machine their bases in such a way to aid in spreading the TIM and for better thermal transfer.
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 5/5/11 at 12:58am
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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?
I don't know anything about water cooling units, but this review should help answer your questions. It has results for all the best air cooling units on 1155(2600k 5GHz) and 1366(920 4.4GHz). They said they had unexpected results with the NH-D14 they had since they were getting temps over 10*C higher than expected. They also tried three different NH-D14's from Noctua and only improved by 2-4*C. So they came to the conclusion that the NH-D14's they got were faulty. To read about the problems they had with the NH-D14 click here and start from the second paragraph.
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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.
The Silver Arrow was the winner among all the best air coolers according to the review linked above. By looking at the review i linked above, i would say you would get 65*C max at that OC
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Start over from square one, it could be a problem with the mounting system.
In the above review they though it could be the mounting system.

PS - I seem to have a faulty NH-D14 aswell since i get higher temps than that review i linked. I would probably hit 85*C+ on my highest core at their OC with room temp 20-22*C. Right now im at 4.9GHz 1.440V 81*C highest core 20*C room after 30sec small FFT.
Edited by nawon72 - 5/5/11 at 1:20am
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You can't compare Sandy Bridge temps to Nehalem temps in any stretch of the imagination.
^ this

I went from an H70 to a D14 , never looked back . I dont know much about your chip but are those high or low voltages for your OC?
Edited by sockpirate - 5/5/11 at 1:18am
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