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Hi guys. Today i went out and bought myself a Noctua NH-D14. Love it its so quiet. I was wondering what program can i use to test the temp of the cpu now as i dont know if i put the right amount of thermal paste on.
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Intel Burn Test or Prime 95 smile.gif
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each mobo you buy comes with a utility that lets you check the temp of the CPU. for example for asrock the utility is the "asrock extreme tuning utility". I typically use the program that came with the mobo because i'm assuming it's going to be accurate for that mobo biggrin.gif
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hwinfo64 has my vote.
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HWMonitor is my program of choice. Any of the others listed will work just as well though.
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Hi guys. Today i went out and bought myself a Noctua NH-D14. Love it its so quiet. I was wondering what program can i use to test the temp of the cpu now as i dont know if i put the right amount of thermal paste on.
Thanks

I use HWMonitor to monitor temps. Prime 95 and Intel Burn Test are the norm for load / itesting. That said my real work test is running run 2 and now with 980 3 Handbrake encodes at same time. The hardest work my system does is encoding so it's a win win. Get work done and find out how hot things get. wink.gif
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