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Is it possible to somehow break a noctua nh-d14?

post #1 of 6
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Here is the deal,
i just got my new motherboard today and i transferred everything from my old rig to this new one...

the only thing is when i run prime95 with the same volts and settings i did on my old motherboard... i get drastically higher temps...

never went above 54C now it keeps climbing and climbing... i got scared at 60C

I am pretty sure i applied the TIM and heatsink on, what is up here?
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Sure your fans are running at proper speed?
And though I hate to ask, you did plug the fan in right?
If so, only thing I can think of is that you might have got too little or too much TIM, or secured it too tight...or probably not enough.
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post #3 of 6
This happens all the time to people. Make sure the mounting bracket is on properly first. TIM application should be a rice grain sized dot in the middle (do not spread it yourself). The HSF will spread the TIM appropriately. Lastly, and I know this is going to sound stupid but double check that your fans are working properly (everyone is human and makes mistakes)

Reseat properly and I'm sure your problem will be fixed
Edited by Pankie - 3/4/11 at 11:07pm
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thanks to both of your advice... i shall reseat it. I think i tightened it too much... will that actually effect performance?
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post #5 of 6
Haha, a heatsink can't really "break" because it is basically metal melted into fins and pipes welded together, it's malleable not breakable.

It is probably because of seating problems.
post #6 of 6
Are you using the same case? That 932 is a big guy, and good as it is you can mess up the airflow. For example, your new mb might have components that get hot. If you are doing bottom-up cooling, the air that reaches your D14 might be pre-warmed, which limits the performance of even the best heatsinks. That's why I advocate top intake fans (as far forward on the top as possible, with everything else on top blocked off).

Also, orientation matters: the D14 works best if it is oriented front-back/east-west/right-left, not pointed up.
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