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h-50 temps were touching 84C on first core @100%load
Silver arrow 64C load with stock fans/tim, 62C load with ceramique 2 tim all @1.33v core 4.2 OC
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Silver Arrow is beast.
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The base actually isnt flat, its slightly convex.
 
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The base actually isnt flat, its slightly convex.
I knew a noctua fan would come and knock it LOL
    
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I knew a noctua fan would come and knock it LOL
It being concave is what makes it good for factory surfaced CPU's.
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I was playing with my new toy
idle h-50 with 3300RPM delta 42C load 84C (4.2OC)
Thermalawesome silver arrow 37C load 64C same oc (used chill factor 3 TIM going to reseat with ceramique 2 i think)stock fans for now 3GT AP-15's in the mail then they will go on.
CF3 is a good paste. You don't really have to change it.
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I knew a noctua fan would come and knock it LOL
lol or so you think. I bet your not expecting that I have 2 TY-140s on my C14. Regardless though I wasn't knocking anything. The base really is convex, all thermalright heatsinks are. They manufacturer them like that on purpose.
 
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Yep, Thermalright intentionally machines the bases like that on their heatsinks. My TRUE rev C is like that, the Ven-X I used to have was like that and both True Spirits I've owned are like that. It's the same principle that modern bowed waterblocks use to point load at the center for max contact and heat transfer at the hottest part of the IHS. The Prolimatech Megahalems is also designed that way too.
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Holy cow, that thing is BIG!!!

Glad it works well for you!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by adzsask View Post
I knew a noctua fan would come and knock it LOL
It's not knocking it, most top end coolers have a convex base it's to aid with mating the surfaces of the IHS of the CPU and the Cooler because the IHS is concave.

I also knew that that a ThermalRight fan would jump at it's defense without knowing exactly what they where on about.

It's a similar deal with Noctua's NH-D14 that has a slight convex and it has been machined in such a way to aid in the spreading of the TIM and whilst doing that reducing the chance to near 0 of getting air bubbles trapped in the TIM.


Edit: BTW I also think that the SA is a beast, they both are.
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 7/29/11 at 8:44pm
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