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post #41 of 47
i find that if too much thermal paste it actually increase the temp at least for me anyways, now i have similar amount as poster, but i see a -8C drop from lots of TIM
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Originally Posted by Merzki View Post
I'm using the Noctua TIM & applied it using the pea/rice grain/dot in the center method

I'm at 4.8ghz on a 2600k with Hyper Threading on, Temps are Idle=34c / Full Load=85c
Room Temp is about 26-29c (It's summer. kinda hot here in Manila)

Is this temp ok?
full load is high depending on your Vid, if ur greater than 1.45 then it's not high if your like 1.38 or lower ish then it's way too high
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post #43 of 47
take curing time into consideration when calling temps, it my seem a little high now, but after a considerable amount of cure time it will go down. 200hours or so for AS5 is way too long for me, i personally use ic7, and after 24hours temps came down very nicely, compared to mx, mx3 and shin etsu (blue cap) the difference was around 3/4c.
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i always use credit card to spread TIM all over the CPU/GPU...very thin layer of TIM that almost you can see chip through it...never had problem with temps and this method is best for me - done it over 40 times
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post #45 of 47
The Noctua DH14 manual says to use a 4-5mm dot of their TIM, with a CAUTION! Using more can hinder performance.
I'd listen to the experts
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by nmanley View Post
Man all of you sound like a bunch of damn shade tree mechanics!

F2a, Just make sure the cooler is not moving around too easy when you grab and twist it. Tightening down the screws like mentioned will not make you happy in the end!
Apart from the fact that Noctua tell you to fasten it down until the screws turn no more.


Step 6:
Fastening the heatsink to the CPU

Caution: Please take off the protection cover at the bottom side
of the heatsink first!
Take off the centre fan. Then put the heatsink onto the CPU and
screw it to the screw threads of the mounting bars.

Caution: Tighten the screws until they stop.


Taken from the Intel version of the installation manual .PDF HERE

Are there any more inexperienced pearls of wisdom that you want to bestow upon us?

I see that you don't have a NH-D14, have you even installed one? If not could you please refrain from spreading misinformation.

If you have installed one using your idea of how to install it, on friends or clients PC's then I would highly recommend that you contact them and let them know that you have installed it incorrectly and admit that you didn't bother to read the installation manual.
Edited by smash_mouth01 - 4/26/11 at 7:45pm
post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by EasyC View Post
Isn't the TIM that comes with that cooler better than AS5?
The TIM that comes with the D14 is better, easier to work with and doesn't have as much curing time.
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