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post #1001 of 3950
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I had 2 Noctua.I changed the first one at the shop that i bought it for a new one and the results was the same. This is not unique. I write what i see from coolers that i have and not from what i read about them. Did you ever had a V6GT to compare with Noctua?
You must have a golden V6. V6's are known to be good coolers, but yours beat two D14's.

Sometimes all the manufacturing processes come together to create what the designers intended. Yours must be one of those.

Treasure that thing.
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post #1002 of 3950
Here's a review that has a V6 beating a Silver Arrow by 0.6c. And the SA cools up to 1c better than a D14.
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post #1003 of 3950
so the v6 is proven to beat the SA and D14?

I find it interesting...maybe time for a swap? lol
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post #1004 of 3950
Not proven. One review. And it has its own methodology.
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hey guys, i have my creative xfi titanium HD sound card near my noctua D14

the clips on the D14 are SUPER close to the sound card....I wrapped the edge of the clips with some electrical tape...now that its wrapped, it actually touches the sound card slightly...before there was about 2mm of clearance but now with the electrical tape, it touches....so my question, is it okay for the tape to touch the sound card over long use? including the summer time when it gets real hot?
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post #1006 of 3950
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hey guys, i have my creative xfi titanium HD sound card near my noctua D14

the clips on the D14 are SUPER close to the sound card....I wrapped the edge of the clips with some electrical tape...now that its wrapped, it actually touches the sound card slightly...before there was about 2mm of clearance but now with the electrical tape, it touches....so my question, is it okay for the tape to touch the sound card over long use? including the summer time when it gets real hot?
Can't you place the creative xfi at another slot?
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Can't you place the creative xfi at another slot?
nope, being blocked by my video card
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nope, being blocked by my video card
well... then either remove the electrical tape or don't worry of it touching the sound card - since the clips its not giving any heat or anything that could harm it

maybe instead of using the provided clips use some rubber band or some other random ghetto fix
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well... then either remove the electrical tape or don't worry of it touching the sound card - since the clips its not giving any heat or anything that could harm it

maybe instead of using the provided clips use some rubber band or some other random ghetto fix
i thought it was bad to have any metal contacting your electrical parts?
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post #1010 of 3950
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i thought it was bad to have any metal contacting your electrical parts?
Is your soundcard the enclosed or open version? (IE is it covered in its own metal case or no?) if it has the case don't worry about it, but if it doesn't, and you think the clip could short circuit it (would have to touch 2 or more solder points at the same time) then cover it.


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nope, being blocked by my video card
From what i have heard, a 1x card will work in any 4x/8x/16x slot, so you're saying you have no other open slots?
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