Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › my IFX-14 results, better?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

my IFX-14 results, better?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Okay i had a bit of money so decided to get a new CPU cooler. Originally had the Zalman CNPS-9700NT and now I have an Thermalright IFX-14.
Problems I came across with my setup were:
  • Side panel with fan doesn't fit with the cooler (knew that before i bought)
  • To fit one of the fans I had to remove one stick of RAM (covers 3 of the sockets!) Will have to only use one then.
  • The rear side cooler does not fit my case unless I suddenly become willing to take a hacksaw to the case.
  • It was a nightmare to install!!

(still not managed to get myself a thermometer for ambient temps though, and all load times were after 20mins on Prime95)

CNPS-9700NT
Idle: 26°C
Load: 47°C


The IFX-14 temps (no fans):
Idle: 25°C to begin with....
Load: ????
Now I had a problem with this, there just wasn't enough airflow so the temps kept on rising. I saw the thing hit 42°C after a couple of hours idling! So decided best not to even bother testing on load.

The IFX-14 temps (with 2 x Silenx 72CFM fans):
Idle: 25°C
Load: 37°C

So what do you all think of that? Pretty decent 10°C drop on load. I however did notice that the IFX-14 was not really that flat at all so at some point I'll probably get both that and the procy lapped. (that is after midterm exams and beer festival tomorrow!)

EDIT: All temps were taken with the Q6600 at 3.0GHz
Main Comp
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 ATI HD 6950 2GB 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8500C5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ Samsung SH-123L Windows 7 x64 Samsung P2350 & LG L194WT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis Control 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Comp
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 ATI HD 6950 2GB 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8500C5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ Samsung SH-123L Windows 7 x64 Samsung P2350 & LG L194WT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis Control 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 21
I put the IFX-14 in my Cosmos case also 2 Panaflow 120X38MM front and middle of cooler and a 80MM on small cooler. Under load I'm 30*C and 23*C for idle. Yes this was a PITA to install but it cools for me. I was able to get the fan over the top of the ram too. Toms Harware listed it right up there with a W/C system. I'm just chicken to get water and electity together.
Up and RUNNING
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Go stepping EVGA 132 A1 780i EVGA RED 295 G-Skill 2X4 ddr2 1K 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD150-10K, 500G-16m both SATA Samsung 203N Vista,Office Ultamate 64 LG L227WTG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G-15 PC Power & Cooling 1K Cool Master Cosmos 1000 G-9 
  hide details  
Reply
Up and RUNNING
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Go stepping EVGA 132 A1 780i EVGA RED 295 G-Skill 2X4 ddr2 1K 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD150-10K, 500G-16m both SATA Samsung 203N Vista,Office Ultamate 64 LG L227WTG 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G-15 PC Power & Cooling 1K Cool Master Cosmos 1000 G-9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 21
Lap that baby, give her a 38mm-thick present on her front, OC to 3.2, and both you and your new fiance will be happy.
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3.6ghz 1.146v EVGA x58 GTX470 water 6GB 1600mhz 6-8-6-18 1.6V 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD (80+60GB) HDD (2+2TB) Windows 7 x64 24" + 22" G15 
PowerCaseMouse
M12D 850W 800D G9 
  hide details  
Reply
Obsidian
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 3.6ghz 1.146v EVGA x58 GTX470 water 6GB 1600mhz 6-8-6-18 1.6V 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD (80+60GB) HDD (2+2TB) Windows 7 x64 24" + 22" G15 
PowerCaseMouse
M12D 850W 800D G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
ha nice post. ill give it a go lapping soon. i can see how uneven it is straight out the box. got this to 3.6 myself but never really played around with it there to get it just right (vcore too high, ill tweak a bit when im a bit more sober... like 4am here..) 1.5v is max for this right?
Main Comp
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 ATI HD 6950 2GB 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8500C5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ Samsung SH-123L Windows 7 x64 Samsung P2350 & LG L194WT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis Control 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Comp
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 ATI HD 6950 2GB 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8500C5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ Samsung SH-123L Windows 7 x64 Samsung P2350 & LG L194WT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis Control 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 21
you might want to update your rig in your sig
Mjolnir V1.3
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 3.0GHz XFX 680i SLi LT eVGA 8800GTS 512mb Corsair XMS2 4GB 1000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 320GB LG DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Samsung T220HD 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
600W Stealthsteam 2 Coolermaster HAF 932 Razer Death Adder Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
Mjolnir V1.3
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 3.0GHz XFX 680i SLi LT eVGA 8800GTS 512mb Corsair XMS2 4GB 1000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 320GB LG DVD-RW Windows 7 64bit Samsung T220HD 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
600W Stealthsteam 2 Coolermaster HAF 932 Razer Death Adder Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by kammakjuj View Post
ha nice post. ill give it a go lapping soon. i can see how uneven it is straight out the box. got this to 3.6 myself but never really played around with it there to get it just right (vcore too high, ill tweak a bit when im a bit more sober... like 4am here..) 1.5v is max for this right?
1.5 is not max but its recommended to stay under 1.5. just to longer the life of the cpu. i will use this cpu for about a year so i would go up to 1.5-1.6 if i had better cooling. stuck at 3.7 for now.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hayday View Post
you might want to update your rig in your sig
ah thanks! totally forgot!

so far with my G0 i've found 3.8 to be my max but the vcore was just over 1.5 and i still couldnt get one of the cores stable, always the same one that fails stress testing. ah well
Main Comp
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 ATI HD 6950 2GB 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8500C5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ Samsung SH-123L Windows 7 x64 Samsung P2350 & LG L194WT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis Control 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Comp
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 ATI HD 6950 2GB 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8500C5 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD322HJ Samsung SH-123L Windows 7 x64 Samsung P2350 & LG L194WT 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Thermaltake ToughPower 750W Modular Thermaltake Armor Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Razer Mantis Control 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 21
Hey a 10C drop without even lapping is brilliant!..when you lap the IFX and the CPU youll probably see another 4-5C drop on all cores..i got a 5-6C drop on all cores after i lapped my Q6600.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K delidded @4.9ghz Asus Z97 Deluxe Wifi EVGA GTX 980 SC 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengence 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX200 250gb + 1tb Lg Bluray EK Supreme, TC PA120.3, D5 Vario, San Ace Windows 7 Ultimate  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" LG7000 1920x1080 Logitech S510 XFX 650Watt XXX Modular Edition Custom Modded 
MouseAudio
Logitech S510 Mission M74 Denon PMA 355 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790K delidded @4.9ghz Asus Z97 Deluxe Wifi EVGA GTX 980 SC 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengence 2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX200 250gb + 1tb Lg Bluray EK Supreme, TC PA120.3, D5 Vario, San Ace Windows 7 Ultimate  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32" LG7000 1920x1080 Logitech S510 XFX 650Watt XXX Modular Edition Custom Modded 
MouseAudio
Logitech S510 Mission M74 Denon PMA 355 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 21
Here are some 140 fan's.Cant use my memory cooler or the optional board fan.Air in the room is 78f system is 35c CPU is 32c at idel.Getting the back side cooler on was a pain.It really does nothing.Looks neat though.



http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1797/img0614zx2.jpg


http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/1103/img0615cc3.jpg
Edited by Deadguy - 5/19/08 at 8:39pm
Black Ice WC III
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 lapped 4.0oc Asus Rampage Formula x48 1x4870 790 core 8gb 4x2gb Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb Seagate 7200rpm 16mb HP 940 dvd Win7pro64bit HP LP3065c 30 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Razer Reclusa TX750w Corsair TV dinner tray tan Razer Coperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Ice WC III
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6700 lapped 4.0oc Asus Rampage Formula x48 1x4870 790 core 8gb 4x2gb Corsair Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500gb Seagate 7200rpm 16mb HP 940 dvd Win7pro64bit HP LP3065c 30 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Razer Reclusa TX750w Corsair TV dinner tray tan Razer Coperhead 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 21
Hmm is it me, or could you stick three fans in that thing?
Two on each side and one in the middle?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L eVGA 9800GT Stock Speeds GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500GB Samsung 22X DVD Drive Windows 7 64-bit 22" Acer x223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M Model 1391401 Antec EarthWatts 500W Troglodytic Tech Terminal Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries Qck+ 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L eVGA 9800GT Stock Speeds GSkill 4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 500GB Samsung 22X DVD Drive Windows 7 64-bit 22" Acer x223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M Model 1391401 Antec EarthWatts 500W Troglodytic Tech Terminal Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries Qck+ 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Air Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Air Cooling › my IFX-14 results, better?