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So im oc'ing my 950 and when i touch the heat pipes them feel like they have just been sitting in my room? there is almost no heat coming off them? Does this mean i haven't put enough thermal compound on? I know they aren't supposed to get hot but mine aren't even warm?

Temp or the cpu was max 87c and around 83c normal in prime 95 for 10mins (haven't tried to lower voltage yet)

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Your temp values are definitely high. First shut down the pc and try to see if the cooler is secured tightly, i mean can you move/rotate it even slightly by applying very gentle pressure. If so, then there is your problem. Remove the cooler, wipe off the TIM with nail-polish remover applied on a ear-bud or something. After it is dry (both the cpu and cooler surfaces) then apply some two tiny drops of TIM on the cpu. Press down the cooler hard and remove it to see if the TIM has spread all over the cpu. And this time make sure that the cooler is secured tightly. BTW, what fan config are you using?
    
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post #3 of 16
I find a really small X is best for the D-14 and TIM spread on Arctic MX-3 or comparable TIMs. Be sure you have screwed it all in tight too.
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Ill reset it tomorrow, what would you say is a good Vcore/blck/multi to test and and what temps should i expect?
    
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post #5 of 16
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Ill reset it tomorrow, what would you say is a good Vcore/blck/multi to test and and what temps should i expect?
Results are dependent on your chip and ambient temps. Usually stressing at stock with the D14 shouldn't go over 55c, as for maximum heat try anything not higher than 1.36v and whatever oc you manage to achieve since stability isn't the main concern but the functionality of the heatsink/proper mounting is.
post #6 of 16
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Ok so i re-set the cooler and at 196x23 (4116Mhz) at 1.29v i think the temps are now at 74-78 on core 0.

Does the seam more reasonable?
    
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not sure if it's normal but its almost 10 degrees cooler which is always better
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It seams ok, should i make my 2 case fans (ordering more now) intakes or outtakes?

I have them one as an intake sitting inline with the D14 and the other directly behind it.
    
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It seams ok, should i make my 2 case fans (ordering more now) intakes or outtakes?

I have them one as an intake sitting inline with the D14 and the other directly behind it.
where are they placed i'm not familiar to the CM690

because i placed the one at the rear as exhaust, i also placed the NH-D14's fans as exhaust to but i think i might switch it will see once i hook up the TY-140 to them
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post #10 of 16
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one is placed cable tied under my dvd drive, 3 free slots with dust filter so why not
the other is about an inch behind the exhaust for the d14 at the back of my case
    
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