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Don't forget to take into account that im using LGA 1155. So compared to LGA 1366 at a 1.48V OC with a faulty NH-D14, the LGA 1366 OC will be 3*C hotter. Link1 Link2

If i had a Cooler Master HAF 912 instead of my RV03, the CPU temp would be 10*C hotter. Link

Here are my BIOS settings, which help lower the CPU temps.






So TOA would be around 55*C. So does mine perform about the same as yours? And the gap between the heatpipes and base of my NH-D14 means that there will be poor heat transfer because of the air in between.
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With standard fans on my D14, an i7 860 (socket 1156) and the Vcore of 1.328v required to make 4GHz (22x182MHz) on load, I get around 50c TOA using OCCT/Linpack. A Megahalems with a San Ace -H1011 with the same settings gets me about the same 50c TOA.
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You really don't have a case to make. Your temps are not so out of range as to suggest a faulty cooler. There are a lot of other factors that determine temps, how good you applied your thermal paste, quality of thermal paste, air flow in case (which you appeared to have none), etc.

They won't replace it and I don't think it is defective. Does the base look screwed up? Is anything wrong with the heat pipes? Because otherwise it would be hard for it to be "faulty".
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Does the base look screwed up? Is anything wrong with the heat pipes? Because otherwise it would be hard for it to be "faulty".
The base does look off to me:


Those pics are from the same side of the base. See the gaps?
Here is the other side:


The heat pipes seem to work though.

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With standard fans on my D14, an i7 860 (socket 1156) and the Vcore of 1.328v required to make 4GHz (22x182MHz) on load, I get around 50c TOA using OCCT/Linpack. A Megahalems with a San Ace -H1011 with the same settings gets me about the same 50c TOA.
Im quite new to computers, so i the above doesn't help me.

If i do come to the conclusion that it isn't actually faulty, that's fine with me because i know what i have is much better than a Hyper 212+. And my testing won't be a waste of time, but a good learning experience.
Edited by nawon72 - 5/31/11 at 8:23pm
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IMO testing is never a waste of time, and always a good learning experience.

With my i7 860 - admittedly a hotter chip - using a lower Vcore than you and a lower clockspeed than you, I got 50c TOA. I'd say you're in the non-defective range for the D14. And with a TOA of 39c you have 40+ degrees of headroom to play with - plenty of room for further overclocking. Since your machine is not at load all the time, running a core temp of 80c on max load is just fine. As I said, you have more than 40c more heat you can tolerate.
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IMO testing is never a waste of time, and always a good learning experience.

With my i7 860 - admittedly a hotter chip - using a lower Vcore than you and a lower clockspeed than you, I got 50c TOA. I'd say you're in the non-defective range for the D14. And with a TOA of 39c you have 40+ degrees of headroom to play with - plenty of room for further overclocking. Since your machine is not at load all the time, running a core temp of 80c on max load is just fine. As I said, you have more than 40c more heat you can tolerate.
So are you sure the gaps in the base are normal? If they are then that's fine, but ill still need to contact Noctua for another screw because mine is stripped. And while im at it, ill ask for the mounting hardware needed for a third fan. And i think your getting TOA confused with something else again. TOA of 39*C would mean i would hit a core temp of 80*C in 20*C if my room temp is 21*C. So i got about 15-20*C to play with.

Edit: I think i should also post a pic of RealTemp while under load. Core0 is 7-10*C cooler than core1, which seems strange to me.
Edited by nawon72 - 6/2/11 at 6:27pm
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So are you sure the gaps in the base are normal? If they are then that's fine, but ill still need to contact Noctua for another screw because mine is stripped. And while im at it, ill ask for the mounting hardware needed for a third fan.
I have no clue how normal the gap is. But while you're requesting a new screw and the third set of fan attachment gear, do include your pics and ask them about it.
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I have no clue how normal the gap is. But while you're requesting a new screw and the third set of fan attachment gear, do include your pics and ask them about it.
Ill do that and post what they say on here, so don't unsub yet It will take up to a week for a reply if it's anything like last time.
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Ill do that and post what they say on here, so don't unsub yet It will take up to a week for a reply if it's anything like last time.
I never unsub.

Well, almost never.
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