Originally Posted by kossiewossie
I used the NH-L12 for about a day and had terrible experience with it, I don't recall the numbers for the temp on the CPU I just remember them being to high for any overclocking at all, so I managed to fit a H55 with a SP120 fan and temps are pretty amazing for such a compact environment,
Ambient temp in the room is 22-23c
CPU temp idle is 32-35c and max load using Intel burn test is 70-76c (arrange based on each core) current overclock is 4.5ghz with offset of 0.065v
I was using a Corsair vengeance low profile ram but by switching to the H55 I noticed I could change to the Corsair Platinum kit but it required modding the ram, Removing the top part of the heat sink
I don't have any new photos of the corsair platinum kits installed, Installing the H55 is a very tight fit but its doable!
I've switched from the Noctua NH-L9i to the Corsair H55 with a 25mm Thermaltake Riing LED fan and it works great. For some reason my idle temps are at 41 degrees Celsius average but full load (rendering, media encoding, etc.) tops out at 51~54 Max and my Noctua NH-L9i idles at 38~39 but maxes out in full load at 61~63 degrees celsius. I've set the fan to pull air to the through the rad fins.
it's definitely much quieter than my Noctua NH-L9i under full load, which is why I made the switch.
Anyone know why my temps are so different compared to the results shared within the forum? (newbie in this forum btw)
Should I switch the fan around and have it push air out from the bottom?