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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?
Try using a very small bit of the Noctua paste first - like three grains of shortgrain rice side by side. Then squinch it down and twist a little (that's all you can twist) and alternately tighten the screws all the way.
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Try using a very small bit of the Noctua paste first - like three grains of shortgrain rice side by side. Then squinch it down and twist a little (that's all you can twist) and alternately tighten the screws all the way.
So my temp is a little high?
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So my temp is a little high?
I can't really tell. I don't know stock clocks, and I don't know your chip. But if you think you put on too much TIM, you did. TIM is not supposed to be the interface between cpu and heatsink. You should have metal-to-metal contact. The TIM fills in the microscopic places where there is no metal on metal.
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I can't really tell. I don't know stock clocks, and I don't know your chip. But if you think you put on too much TIM, you did. TIM is not supposed to be the interface between cpu and heatsink. You should have metal-to-metal contact. The TIM fills in the microscopic places where there is no metal on metal.
It's in my sig rig. Core i7 950, 3.07GHz. Stock speeds.
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Hey lemon here is a pic from when I was getting my 930 stable at 4.00..I only maxed out at right around 63...You should take E's advice..Clean it off reapply TIM and reseat it and hopefully you get a nice temp drop.
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Okay I just reapplied the TIM, no drop in temp :/
Edited by LemonMeringueTy - 5/5/11 at 10:44pm
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Hey lemon here is a pic from when I was getting my 930 stable at 4.00..I only maxed out at right around 63...You should take E's advice..Clean it off reapply TIM and reseat it and hopefully you get a nice temp drop.
I just tried a 4GHz on mine using settings suggested from another member. I'm hitting 72c on the first core in under 5 minutes. This is my 3rd TIM re-apply, I really don't know what I'm doing wrong here. Airflow isn't the problem, so the only thing I can think of is it has to be my TIM, but I would swear I'm using the proper amount.

EDIT: 4th attempt, used as little as I thought was possible to make a good seal. Twisted screws half turn at a time, still no change in temps. I'm lost. I think I just have a hot chip, this is my 3rd cooler on this CPU and it ran hot on all 3 of them (CM Hyper N 520 and CM 212+). Runs coolest on Noctua (obviously).
Edited by LemonMeringueTy - 5/5/11 at 11:53pm
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Just wanted to post a warning to all future buyers of the Noctua NH-D14. The cooler is AMAZING, but if you have an ANTEC 900 or 902 you will not be able to close the side panel without taking the plastic fan holder off. I learned this the hard way haha.
So make sure you replace your 900 or 902 with a good case.
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Pulling the trigger on this soon (but SA not out of the question) Any recommendations on replacement fans that are better but also have blue led's? I know, Picky stuff.
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^ I havent tried them but ive got some CM Syckleflow Blue LED fans that should have a higher cfm than the stock fans. they dont much like motherboard based fan-speed tuning though.
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