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Now I know what all the fuss was about with the Noctua NH-D14. It's fantastic.


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It's running on ULNA-mode (12 db) right now and still keeping my temps at around 60C on prolonged Prime95 blend. I love it. It's a huge step up from my previous lousy Hyper TX3, which managed to just about keep it under 80C while at the same time drilling out 38db of noise.

Sorry for the pointless thread, I just had to share it with people who are interested in this sort of thing. tongue.gif
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What's your ambient temperature?
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Around 22C.
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Yes...People never actually really appreciate the D14 until they have it in their hands...Very good cooler and very quiet...Congrats on the purchase...You will love it..
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I love my NH-D14 more than ever after this weekend, I built a friends rig with a 212+, the NH-D14 is cooler (obviously) and so much easier to install, I thought it was annoying when I tried the first time, but I take everything I said bad about installing the D14 back. Its mounting system is strong and simple to use.
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post #6 of 23
Not a pointless thread at all.

How would you like to have your D14 quieter than it is now, most of the time, but still be able to crank up when you crank up your machine?

Hook your fans to the Y-cable, and put that in your cpu fan header.

Go into BIOS. In the PC Health screen, at the bottom find the two Smartfan settings. Set the first to Enable/Auto. Then set Smartfan Mode to Voltage (not Auto or PWM). Save and reboot.

Now your D14 will rev up and down as you need it.

It only works for Gigabyte boards.

Consider cutting out your rear grill and let the D14 be your case exhaust (see item 2 in my sig). Your case will be quieter without that rear fan.
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post #7 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ehume;13545717 
Not a pointless thread at all.

How would you like to have your D14 quieter than it is now, most of the time, but still be able to crank up when you crank up your machine?

Hook your fans to the Y-cable, and put that in your cpu fan header.

Go into BIOS. In the PC Health screen, at the bottom find the two Smartfan settings. Set the first to Enable/Auto. Then set Smartfan Mode to Voltage (not Auto or PWM). Save and reboot.

Now your D14 will rev up and down as you need it.

It only works for Gigabyte boards.

Consider cutting out your rear grill and let the D14 be your case exhaust (see item 2 in my sig). Your case will be quieter without that rear fan.

Thanks for the advice, man. I'll give it a try. smile.gif
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post #8 of 23
i was like this a couple of weeks ago.
i went from a tuniq tower 120 to a nh-d14 and it was like night and day
my load temps in prime95 were 15.C lower:D
and it was really easy to fit as well biggrin.gif
what a cooler
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post #9 of 23
I installed my brand new D-14 Yesterday. Unbelievable difference, Read the club thread I posted some of my differences.

Yea Over, Very easy to install and a beast.
Yea Jcol, I went from a Tuniq Propeller 120, D14 TRUMPHS it. I wasted money on that Tuniq...
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by j.col;13553227 
i was like this a couple of weeks ago.
i went from a tuniq tower 120 to a nh-d14 and it was like night and day
my load temps in prime95 were 15.C lower:D
and it was really easy to fit as well biggrin.gif
what a cooler

Noctua really has the very best mount of all the coolers.
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Originally Posted by jagz;13553881 
I installed my brand new D-14 Yesterday. Unbelievable difference, Read the club thread I posted some of my differences.

Yea Over, Very easy to install and a beast.
Yea Jcol, I went from a Tuniq Propeller 120, D14 TRUMPHS it. I wasted money on that Tuniq...

This is why I advise people to save their money and buy the best in the first place. Otherwise you buy your heatsink twice.

Now buying unnecessary heatsinks is OK if you're collecting them . . .
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