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Have you felt all the heatpipes when it is running?
If you get something like "hot, hot, hot, cold, hot, hot", you may have cracked heatpipe.
I haven't tried that yet. Should i run a high OC and Prime95 while i do this? And what part of the heatpipe should i touch?
post #12 of 103
You can just touch the tip the protrudes through the top of the fins. Anything that stresses the CPU will be enough to warm them up so no tinkering around is required.
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I hope mine isn't "less effective" otherwise ill be pissed off that i got a $9/*C heatsink. That money could have gone toward the SSD ill be getting. And my stock cooler would work just fine at 4.6GHz because of my Silverstone Raven 3.
I know how you feel! Without your Raven 3 I'm sure the temps would be higher, too--mine were 96C load (1.31v) before I modded my Phantom for airflow.

And I tried applying my TIM every which way, but there was only ever a 1-2C variance.
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I know how you feel! Without your Raven 3 I'm sure the temps would be higher, too--mine were 96C load (1.31v) before I modded my Phantom for airflow.

And I tried applying my TIM every which way, but there was only ever a 1-2C variance.
Im sure your not happy about that. I think my case is what keeps my NH-D14 from having high temps like yours. It dropped the temp of my stock cooler 35*C compared to my previous open cardboard case(kind of like test bench?)
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You can just touch the tip the protrudes through the top of the fins. Anything that stresses the CPU will be enough to warm them up so no tinkering around is required.
I will do that later tonight. I only have a 30min break right now.
Edited by nawon72 - 5/11/11 at 7:05pm
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What are these two called: * ~
dot and horizontal line sorry i didn't make the symbols clearer, does your base look odd, also try that cracked heatpipe test
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dot and horizontal line sorry i didn't make the symbols clearer, does your base look odd, also try that cracked heatpipe test
Isnt horizontal line pretty much the same as vertical? I didn't notice anything odd about the base when i was installing and looking for any damage. It did have lots of small grooves in it though, which was not what i was expecting. I thought it would be smoother. I will do the cracked heatpipe test after 1.5h of work.
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Isnt horizontal line pretty much the same as vertical? I didn't notice anything odd about the base when i was installing and looking for any damage. It did have lots of small grooves in it though, which was not what i was expecting. I thought it would be smoother. I will do the cracked heatpipe test after 1.5h of work.
Not sure about the NH-D14 but on Thermalright coolers the base is curved somewhat and horizontal vs vertical does make a slight difference. If you have tried multiple TIM methods and are sure you put the cooler on correctly than my theories are incorrect.
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I just touched the tips of the heatpipes and although none of them felt cold, they weren't hot either.

I'm not going to try different TIM applications since i highly doubt it will drop my temps by 10*C. Unless you tell me of someone who managed to do just that.

I'm not sure if this means anything or not, but core0 is 9-10*C cooler than core1(this is only true for high temps. at lower temps the difference is less ex: 60-67*C). Core1 is 1*C hotter than core2 and core 3 is 2-3*C cooler than core1.
Ex: 75*C 85*C 84*C 82*C
If i can some how get core1-3 to the same temperature as core0 than i will pretty much have the results i expected when i bought this heatsink.
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Not sure about the NH-D14 but on Thermalright coolers the base is curved somewhat and horizontal vs vertical does make a slight difference. If you have tried multiple TIM methods and are sure you put the cooler on correctly than my theories are incorrect.
As far as i know, the NH-D14 has a slightly convex surface but i havent checked if mine does.
Ive only tried the dot method for applying TIM.
Im 100% sure i put the cooler on correctly, and i checked to be sure more than 3 times.

Edit: My NH-D14 box does not have a window on the side to see the heatsink(some do), but that might be irrelevant.
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The base is finely machined, but there is no mirror finish here, as you can see from the reflection in the photo.
This is from here.
Edited by nawon72 - 5/11/11 at 10:54pm
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Those are about the same temps that I had when I had the NH-D14, with the same chip and same clocks. I was dissatisfied with the performance so I just went to water. You're not going to be getting low temps on air with such a high voltage. The LLC also pushes the volts above your bios voltage at times.
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Those are about the same temps that I had when I had the NH-D14, with the same chip and same clocks. I was dissatisfied with the performance so I just went to water. You're not going to be getting low temps on air with such a high voltage. The LLC also pushes the volts above your bios voltage at times.
So what did you do with your NH-D14?

You can get low temps with air at that voltage. This review shows that you can get 69*C if you use the Silver Arrow.

Also, water is not a good choice with my current case and i wont be buying another one anytime soon.
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