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Are these temps normal for this heatsink?

post #1 of 12
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I just got a noctua NH-D14 I am using it with a E8400. I am seeing the same temps I got with my zalman 9700. 41c idle and 73c load. I should be at least 36c idle and 67c load. I have used it for about 2 months so the artic silver 5 should have cured by now.
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post #2 of 12
It could be your case airflow because if you're not bringing enough cool air in for the heatsink to cool the cpu it won't matter which one you use.
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post #3 of 12
Ty this:
1) evaluate the airflow direction of all fans inside your case
2) unskrew any fans that are conflicting with each other (ex. Rear fan blowing air out of case and side fan blowing out of case)
3) reposition all fans to better promote cross ventilation ie. Front intake, rear exhaust (if front does notbprovide enough air flow, remove drive covers to allow air to flow into the case. It will not look good but it will work)
4) remove any wires that are not needed and zip tie the one already in the case together to reduce the area they take up to better promote airflow.

If these do not work try this:
Reapply thermal compound, preferably with high grade paste.
    
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post #4 of 12
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I know how to properly set up air flow and cable management. This heatsink came out after the i7 is it possible that it just works better with i7's? I know that sounds idiotic because its basically the same concept.
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post #5 of 12
Ha no it really is not actually. I do believe it may not be properly fitted on your Cpu as a result of it being for a different Cpu! It would only make sense because the chip could not be making full contact with the heat sink!thumb.gif
    
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post #6 of 12
Did the fan say it was compatable with your Cpu?
    
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Senorpie7 View Post

Ha no it really is not actually. I do believe it may not be properly fitted on your Cpu as a result of it being for a different Cpu! It would only make sense because the chip could not be making full contact with the heat sink!thumb.gif

Maybe, I will reset it again and hope for the best. I might have to lap my e8400. I only got the heatsink because it was $20 new.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Senorpie7 View Post

Did the fan say it was compatable with your Cpu?

yep its compatable with 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
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ocz 700watt Thermaltake armor extream 
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post #9 of 12
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This person told me they get 50c but I am not sure if its the truth because its not listen in his specs
http://www.overclock.net/t/959965/noctua-nh-u12p-se2-on-e8400-temps
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy View Post

Maybe, I will reset it again and hope for the best. I might have to lap my e8400. I only got the heatsink because it was $20 new.
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Originally Posted by sabbathcrazy View Post

yep its compatable with 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

Yeah I think I found your problem. Normally if you don't pay that much for a heat sink it may not.come with thermal compound appropriate for your Cpu. Did you use provided thermal compound or did you use aftermarket?
    
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