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Whats the best way to apply Shin-Etsu to a Noctua NH-D14? I applied it using a small line in the center and the temps didn't improve too much. Would a Rice Grain or Pea Method be better?

Also how long would it take to cure the TIM? Whats the best method of doing that?
Grain of rice method, not a huge piece either a smaller sized grain like 2-4mm in size. I believe Shin-Etsu has almost no cure time. Best way to see if it is well spread if all the cores are nearly identical in temps.

You can use this 80 TIM comparison for reference:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...&limitstart=11
Edited by Modz - 5/3/11 at 8:17pm
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Whats the best way to apply Shin-Etsu to a Noctua NH-D14? I applied it using a small line in the center and the temps didn't improve too much. Would a Rice Grain or Pea Method be better?

Also how long would it take to cure the TIM? Whats the best method of doing that?
How stiff is your Shin-Etsu? The rice grain/pea (a very small pea) method might take a long time to spread. While you are waiting for it to spread your heatsink is being held away from the cpu's ihs . . . and the contact area is small.

Note peas vs TIM:



from an 80-way TIM test.

Edit: Ninja'd!!!

Remember, what you want is metal-to-metal contact, with the TIM there only to fill in the tiny gaps.
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There are really no words to describe how much I love my Noc. It has got to be my all time favorite upgrade so far! Life Changer!!!! The thing that spooks me .is being that I haven't pulled the trigger on an SB build,Will she fit on an LGA2011 setup? If not , I wont give her up, .I will do a SB build ,just to keep her humming!!
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E- You are the absolute ,Master Guru of PC cooling . Haven't rapped W/ you in a while. Hope all is well! I made an X with my TIM .Is that bad????
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here are some pics i took to show ram clearance.


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E- You are the absolute ,Master Guru of PC cooling . Haven't rapped W/ you in a while. Hope all is well! I made an X with my TIM .Is that bad????
I was going to suggest an X but forgot. I believe you made a wise choice.

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here are some pics i took to show ram clearance.


Exquisite shots. Just beautiful, and very clear. +rep.
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I love this cooler. It is a colder day. 55ishF, but my idle dropped down to 26C. Quite awesome.
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my free clips from Noctua finally came in , after 23 business days lol , but hey they were free. Attached the third fan and temps dropped on idle about 3c and dropped out 5c on load. Love this cooler!
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my free clips from Noctua finally came in , after 23 business days lol , but hey they were free. Attached the third fan and temps dropped on idle about 3c and dropped out 5c on load. Love this cooler!
Nice!
What fan did you strap on and where did you put it?
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Just bought mine, along with a new case, I'm a little disappointed in it, I think I may have put too much TIM, I'm getting 55c at full load, I feel that is a little high. 25c ambient room temp.

EDIT: Using the Noctua paste with it, I also have some Shin-Etsu, and some AS5 along with some Cooler Master paste that I am willing to try. Which is best?
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