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You really need to consider the brand and type of paste before handing out generalized advice on how to apply the paste. For "thick" pastes, the pea-sized amount in the middle often results in a layer that's too thick and not spread out enough on the IHS to give the best thermal performance. For "thin" consistency pastes, that method works better than the credit card spread method. Experience (25 years of it, professionally) has taught me that there's no one method that apples to all heastsinks, heat spreaders, and pastes. Trial and error via careful measurement of results is the best method.

That being said, those temps look pretty darned good. It's possible the Hyper 212 was removing heat as fast as it was being transferred to the IHS from the cores. The cores inside of Haswell are mated to the IHS using Intel's own TIM and are not soldered to the IHS as in some CPUs. It's possible that TIM is holding back your temps a bit, and is the principle reason why people "de-lid" their chips. If it were me, I'd be happy with those temps and call it a day.

Greg
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I understand what you mean... but surely increasing to the OC to 4.5 would increase temps in which case i should of saved my money and kept the 212. I can not believe the D14 is only better when increasing from what i already got. Surely at my current 4.4 OC the D14 should out perform the 212 on a intel burn test by atleast a few (maybe couple) degrees.


BTW i appreciate the feedback.
post #13 of 14
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Greg i am happy, i think they are good too overall, but i should of just kept my 212 as those temps were good too and saved my money right??
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Originally Posted by ugadawg267 View Post

I understand what you mean... but surely increasing to the OC to 4.5 would increase temps in which case i should of saved my money and kept the 212. I can not believe the D14 is only better when increasing from what i already got. Surely at my current 4.4 OC the D14 should out perform the 212 on a intel burn test by atleast a few (maybe couple) degrees.

BTW i appreciate the feedback.
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Originally Posted by ugadawg267 View Post

Greg i am happy, i think they are good too overall, but i should of just kept my 212 as those temps were good too and saved my money right??

Those temps are definitely good and you should be happy. What I was saying, though, was that perhaps you've hit the saturation point for your 212 but NOT the D14. Case in point: my recent OC. I pushed my CPU up to 4.5GHz. Along the way, temperature changes were minimal. Once I tried for 4.6GHz, though, temps shot up huge on my 212, because I'd hit that saturation point where it just can't do anymore.

I would try pushing the OC farther because maybe the D14 will keep your temps around 60C at 4.5 and 4.6 and 4.7, whereas the 212 would probably start dying out and spiking the temps. If you can hit 4.4 on a 212, but 4.8 on a D14 with the same temps, then I think that cooler becomes worth the money, don't you? And at the end of the day, your computer is faster.
Edited by CasanovaFly - 8/5/13 at 1:24pm
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