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This is my first computer build I've ever done. These are my idle temp stock. I use to have a coolmaster 520 cooler and idle temps were around mid 20's low30's now I'm at low 40's I saw that the D-14 does not have a smooth finish like my other cooler did. But I bought this cooler (D--14) for everyone saying how bad ass it is. Here is a screen shot. My TIM is arctic sliver 5 I do have some TX-4 which is hard as hell to put on from what I've read.

Help?



By djstorm100 at 2011-03-01


By djstorm100 at 2011-03-01


By djstorm100 at 2011-03-01
Edited by Djstorm100 - 3/1/11 at 9:05pm
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post #2 of 33
*sigh*

Firstly, what're your load temps? Idle temps don't matter unless they were like 70c.

Also TX4 is A LOT better than AS5
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post #3 of 33
While those temps could be better for idle. They're well within operating range for an i7-9xx. That screenshot looks a bit small so I can't tell if that says I7-950 or 960. If you recently applied the AS5 paste, you'd have to wait up to 200 hours for it to cure before noting a slight temp drop. The shape of the surface metal on the NH-D14 is convex if I remember, but it's such a tiny difference that can't be seen with the human eye that it shouldn't be a cause for concern here.

If you want, just remove old goop and reseat the cooler and hope for better results.

TX-4 is a better alternative, although I do hear it is harder to apply than other pastes, but nowhere near as hard as it's predecessor in TX-3.

[edit]: And the post above me is right about idle temps. Idle temps don't mean much, especially if it's within that range, load matters so much more.
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Try http://imageshack.us/

Also, best to fill out your system specs for future reference.
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Here at OCN...

Anyway, what are your load temps? Load is all that matters. Also, whats your ambient?

I had a NH-D14 and no, it does not have a polished finish on the base, but it is still the best air cooler on the market.
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post #7 of 33
Use the original thermal paste and use the small dot method. Noctua thermal paste is not as bad as you think and probaly better than AS5.
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post #8 of 33
Is it me or does that screen shot say the CPU is like 25c.....

Idles don't mean anything, put it under linx and see how it goes.
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post #9 of 33
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I'm going by Core Temps not the CPU temp.

I ran out of the TIM that came with the D-14 because I felt like I couldn't get it right.

The pea method does not cover the entire CPU..and logically speaking it seems best to cover the entire cpu to get best heat transfer no?
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post #10 of 33
Seriously, take the cooler off and clean off the crappy AS5, its so outdated and gets outperformed by MANY other pastes. Then reapply with the TX-4 or the Noctua paste, they're both much better than the AS5.

Then run Linx/Prime95/IntelBurnTest for 20-30 minutes and tell us the temps.
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