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I have changed the mounting system to make it stronger and mounted much stronger fans and it still does not perform as well as some others.

Is it really defective or is it just the way it is because of the volume to surface area ratio?
How many degrees is 'not perform as well as some others?'

While I haven't measured out the fin surface area compared to othere, I can say having 2x PH-TC14PEs that both do as well as any other top tier cooler I've used. This includes Silver Arrow (all varients), NH-D15, R1 Ultimate, FI-REEX Deluxe,etc. While the new Alpenfohn Olymp may be a couple degrees better I have not yet had a chance to try one.
post #22 of 27
I dumped all the screenies i took a while back so have no proof, but in everyday use it is maybe 2C but in extreme use it can be 8C hotter. I have seen it running steady at 70C when before it might spike to 68C while running steady at 62C. Handbrake did that.
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post #23 of 27
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I dumped all the screenies i took a while back so have no proof, but in everyday use it is maybe 2C but in extreme use it can be 8C hotter. I have seen it running steady at 70C when before it might spike to 68C while running steady at 62C. Handbrake did that.
By 'it' do you mean PH-TC14PE?
It is extremely rare for a heatpipe cooler to loose cooling performance over time other than needing a good cleaning. The heatpipes rarely loose their vacuum, and obviously the base to pipes and pipes to fins doesn't change.
post #24 of 27
Oh that was a confusing sentence. I meant that the Phanteks runs hotter than the other coolers by that much. When the cpu gets too hot it destabilizes and it is getting too hot. This is my main concern as I do NOT want to damage this 8370. It needs to last at least another year.
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I'm assuming at 2c the PH-TC14PE heatpipes are performing as intended; liquid heated to vapor being pushed toward ends of pipes where it condenses and wicks back to heat source and cycle starts over again. When the temperature jumps it's because the operational range of heatpipe is exceeded and the liquid > vapor > liquid cycle is no longer functioning optimally. Obviously this is a guess.

Also as a guess, maybe this is because you are exceeding the heat wattage limits of cooler is capable of, but I doubt it. TheLab tests using a adjustable wattage heat source between 117.1w & 345.1w and PH-TC14PE at 345.1w is only 3.4c warmer than NH-D15 with stock fans. I suspect most of that difference is the D15 fans being 200rpm faster.




You might find this NH-D15 review of interest
http://www.thelab.gr/tags/NF-A15/
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