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Add me to the club. Pic is in my rig status thing.
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Lazy but it works. Added.

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Ok fine so everyone can see...

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Notice I'm only using the heatsink as I don't think the fans are quiet enough at idle tongue.gif
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Hey guys I got a question about cooling performance.

Over the last couple weeks I have been switching in and out various motherboards for my system, having to re-install my cpu/nh-d14 multiple times and I am now seeing dramatic performance loss(as much as 8c underload). During this time I have been using a different thermal paste as well, Xigamtek PTI-3606. I did notice that my cpu has some dried up paste on the side of the thermal plate and a very small spec of paste on the back of the exposed pcb near the side of the thermal plate as well. I need to get some kind of tool to deal with both as paper cloth is getting at it very well. I'm just wondering just how severely can those minor bits of paste be effecting my temperatures? Is the Xigmatek paste also contributing to the worse temps? I was using a Zalman brand before. The Xigmatek I'm using was rated well in reviews, but I ordered some MX-2 just to have a comparison. One last thing, thus far I have been screwing in the NH-D14 heatsink alternating between the 2 screws until I get both about 1/2 screwed, then just finishing each screw off. Should I be alternating the whole way through to get a more even spread?
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Hey guys I got a question about cooling performance.

Over the last couple weeks I have been switching in and out various motherboards for my system, having to re-install my cpu/nh-d14 multiple times and I am now seeing dramatic performance loss(as much as 8c underload). During this time I have been using a different thermal paste as well, Xigamtek PTI-3606. I did notice that my cpu has some dried up paste on the side of the thermal plate and a very small spec of paste on the back of the exposed pcb near the side of the thermal plate as well. I need to get some kind of tool to deal with both as paper cloth is getting at it very well. I'm just wondering just how severely can those minor bits of paste be effecting my temperatures? Is the Xigmatek paste also contributing to the worse temps? I was using a Zalman brand before. The Xigmatek I'm using was rated well in reviews, but I ordered some MX-2 just to have a comparison. One last thing, thus far I have been screwing in the NH-D14 heatsink alternating between the 2 screws until I get both about 1/2 screwed, then just finishing each screw off. Should I be alternating the whole way through to get a more even spread?

 

I alternate all the way.

 

But I'd say your cpu's ihs and your d14 bottom plate both need a good cleaning. I use coffee filters (dustless) and 91% alcohol, then follow with the Arcticlean 2-step. (free shipping)

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I'm not sure about the paste you are using but it very possible that is has an impact on your temps. Some paste do have a curing time. Make sure you get the die and heatsink as clean as possible. I tend to just rub the used paste off with a dry cotton ball, then give it a quick pass with a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol on it. Try reseating the sink if your not sure you did it right or your temps are off. Don't use too much/little paste. Taking the time to slowly tighten the bolts is a good idea. If you lock one side down too far too fast image the surfaces acting like a tube of tooth paste being squeezed from the bottom. All the paste will squeeze to one side or out from between the two entirely.

 

Also I assume you are benching (that being why you are swapping so often) so you are oc'ing to the same point on all the boards. Are your voltages all the same?

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Voltages are all similar. 1.35 volts used to net 72C maybe 74 after 6+ hours, now it is low to mid 80's. I been using paper cloth and 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
Edited by TheBenson - 4/25/12 at 11:29pm
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Just finish putting in a used NH-D14 not too long ago.

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Using it without the fans for now as my motherboard's CPU Fan header does not allow voltage fan control... and I don't have any of the LNA / ULNA adapters... anyone know where I can get some here in Australia?
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The Noctua fans will run at 5v, and you have that available from your psu, right on the Molex.

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