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My question is I are then even comparable? I know my NH-D14 is good but 100% load temps bother me with my OC. Which after extended load get to 80c.

Would there be a significant difference in temps between these 2 coolers? Especially Load temps.
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My load temps @5 ghz/1.389 v are 55-60 c max at extended load with my h100. I'd highly recommend it.
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My question is I are then even comparable? I know my NH-D14 is good but 100% load temps bother me with my OC. Which after extended load get to 80c.

Would there be a significant difference in temps between these 2 coolers? Especially Load temps.
No way your itty bitty 2600K is going to overload a D14. Even better: you have a Gigabyte board so you can go into BIOS and set up your cpu header to control your cpu fan with Voltage, which means your fan will go from slow to full speed as you run from idle to load.

The H100 can match it, but it will be hideously noisy by comparison.
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No way your itty bitty 2600K is going to overload a D14. Even better: you have a Gigabyte board so you can go into BIOS and set up your cpu header to control your cpu fan with Voltage, which means your fan will go from slow to full speed as you run from idle to load.

The H100 can match it, but it will be hideously noisy by comparison.
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The h100 isn't /that/ loud. If you really wanted you could throw some gt's on it. I keep the fan setting half way as that is good enough to keep my 2600k cool.
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The h100 isn't /that/ loud. If you really wanted you could throw some gt's on it. I keep the fan setting half way as that is good enough to keep my 2600k cool.
You keep your fans at half speed on a cooler that cost . . . how much more than a D14?
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I have gts on my h100 and i can't hear it. Its awesome

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My question is I are then even comparable? I know my NH-D14 is good but 100% load temps bother me with my OC. Which after extended load get to 80c.

Would there be a significant difference in temps between these 2 coolers? Especially Load temps.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ies_h100/4.htm

At load (stock), the NH-D14 and H100 are tied at 46°C.
At load (overclocked), the H100 beats the NH-D14 by 1C (53°C vs. 54°C).

Here's the kicker, though:

H100: $120
NH-D14: $86

So, the liquid cooled solution is 39.5% more expensive, yet doesn't offer superior performance

P.S. - If you're hitting 80°C with the Noctua at your current settings, something is very, very wrong.


Edited by jlells01 - 10/22/11 at 5:28pm
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I agree It really does seem like something is wrong. It was set last February when I built this rig. The fans are hooked up to a fan controller and are always on 100% which is 1200 RPMs for each fan. Is it possible that it slid out of place over the months? I only started to overclock a couple days ago so even if it wasn't set right I would never have known until now. Also does it make a difference lets say in a case like mine if it were in the standing position as apposed to the laying on its side position? Is one worse then the other? or the same? If the D14 did slide out of place laying the PC on its side would fix that as gravity would bull it directly onto the CPU instead of it hanging by its side like it is now.
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FIXED so I think I will stay with my NH-D14

well I'm pretty sure I solved my heat problem

I open up my case and took off the heat sink to look at the CPU and check the old thermal paste and I was surprised at what i saw.

I remember when I first put the Heat Sink onto the CPU I was extremely paranoid about putting to much thermal paste as it can have the opposite effect and it is basically one of the golden rules of building a rig. Basically this is what i found.

The Red circle indicates where the old paste was, any where outside the red circle did not have any paste at all.



So I cleaned the old thermal paste off the heat sink and off the CPU, this time I applied a generous amount compared to the first time and I spread it around before had so when the heat sink came to rest onto the CPU with pressure that it would reach the edges as well. I let it set for about 10 -15 minutes with the case laying on its side so gravity would help as well before I put everything back together and fired it up.

Before I re-set it and applied new thermal compound my idle temps were 33-35c and load temps were with the OC in my sig 70-80c

After re-setting it and applying new thermal compound my idle temps are 25-28c and my load temps with the OC in my sig would not go past 60c.

Also remembering how much I put the first time and how much I put this time, I am a firm believer while Arctic Silver 5 is a great thermal compound it does not spread so well or it is really thick so when using this particular thermal paste I believe you will benefit GREATLY if you spread it out some before you apply your heat sink.

I'm really amazed.

Now hopefully I can go for 4.7 without any heat problems.
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