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what tim are you using? those temps are way high for a d-14? get some ic diamond and reseat your heatsink
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I'm using the TIM thats comes with the d14, i believe i have some antec formula 5 around here somewhere.
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post #13 of 48
the nt-h1 is one of the best tims out... did you put too much on maybe?

use the line method... it's very viscous so spreading alot of it over the entire heatspreader could cause it to act as an insulator... maybe that's it
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/21/11 at 11:54am
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post #14 of 48
definitely looks like a bad seating. Pull off and try again...
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post #15 of 48
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the nt-h1 is one of the best tims out... did you put too much on maybe?

use the line method... it's very viscous so spreading alot of it over the entire heatspreader could cause it to act as an insulator... maybe that's it
I used the pea-size in the middle. I just took off the d14 and here what it looks like:

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post #16 of 48
was it fully seated? That actually doesn't look too bad. Regardless sometimes you just have to try again even if you are using the correct method.
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I used the pea-size in the middle. I just took off the d14 and here what it looks like:

hmm looks fine to me... i don't know what the problem would be then

try putting a little bit more of mounting pressure by tightening the spring/screw thingy...

if that doesn't work with a fresh reseat... put that thing under water if you can afford to because operating at load at 90C is not good
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alright just did a reseat. Running IBT now.
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Next time use the "X" method.
    
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just finished 1st pass. Max: 79/82/76/77/84/83. Could it be that i'm running caseless at the moment.
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