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Seriously

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This is on a 125W x6 1055T @ 4Ghz @ a high 1.472V, now running on a Noctua NH-D14 with 2 Scythe GT-15s in a wind tunnelish environment in a Lancool K58W. Full load. Fan speed is only hitting 1400/1850RPM. Even now that more minutes have passed, not much has changed - fan speed never exceeds 1500RPM, core temps are frozen at 36C (with CPU temps at 46C). This is a ~12-14C all around improvement from my previous Xigmatek Dark Knight setup.

To be at this low load is an amazing feat considering the kind of voltage I'm using at 4Ghz on six cores right now, thus proving AMD Phenom II processors actually run so much cooler than Intel equivalents, and Noctua and Scythe are doing an excellent job at keeping temps low. Well done Noctua, Scythe and AMD!

With the x6 running this much cooler, I could probably run 4Ghz at less voltage now and perhaps push for more.
And of course, many thanks to the person who helped make this possible for me. You know who you are

Pics of the entire setup:
Installing the mounting brackets... then the cooler

That is huge....

Epic heatsink is epic...

Looks awesome when you turn on the lights...

Edited by xd_1771 - 3/19/11 at 7:02pm
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So, you finally received your Noctua Congratz.... those are some nice temps for such a high OC. How much is your room temp?
    
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I think it's just AMD Thubans in general that run really cool with a half decent cooler.

4.2Ghz - 46°C load, single fan (admittedly higher speed, but TBH that extra speed didn't make any difference). I run 4.2Ghz with a single 850rpm fan.



It's tempting to assume that BD will run just as cool or cooler because it's 32 nm, but with the new process and architecture we've no idea what it will be like. If it has less leakage due to the high metal gate (like Intel) and ends up requiring extreme cooling like an i7 so it sounds like a hurricane, I wont be impressed.

The ultra cool, ultra quiet AMD running is one the main selling points for me.
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. My h50 runs at dark knight temps
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Very nice temps.

I need to reseat mine since my temps are getting a little high. (well, higher than they were prior to installing my new fans)
Running my Athlon II x4 630 @3.44GHZ with 1.35v, temps max out around 43c.
    
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ambient temp?
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Those Sir, are some awesome temps! They can make any average watercooling loop owner jelly

You're wanting me to try how hot does my chip get under the same exact conditions... Under water with a GPU, of course

Oo...kay. You made me jelly

I get 49ºC under full load at 4063MHz, 1.52V counting LLC. Without LLC though, it crashes. Lol. Ambients on 21'5ºC.
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The cooler-running CPU is starting to become a huge benefit. As Phenom IIs like it cool, I'm now seeing improvements in my overclocks. Just went from 4Ghz 1.472V to 4.05Ghz 1.45V, rock solid stable. Hope to lower that further, or push 4.2Ghz!
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go under water and you'll see 4ghz at <1.4v
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Weird. I'm maxing out at 51C CPU with 47C core. Running 1090T at 3.8 with 1.4V.

Stock Noctua. I saw some massive temp drops when I replaced my case fan with Scythe gentle typhoons. Maybe if I swapped out the Noctua fans my temps would drop even more?
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