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i7 950 temps on D14 are too high

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these are the temps (idle and prime) I get in with newly installed NH-D14
let me know your thoughts, are they ok?

CPU is set at default settings, no changes made.

i applied about 5mm of paste, is that too little?


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Originally Posted by X-ray View Post
these are the temps (idle and prime) I get in with newly installed NH-D14
let me know your thoughts, are they ok?

CPU is set at default settings, no changes made.

i applied about 5mm of paste, is that too little?
Re seat it and see if your temps decrease.
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Re seat it and see if your temps decrease.
you mean just unscrewing it and screwing it back, do i need to reapply the paste?
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you mean just unscrewing it and screwing it back, do i need to reapply the paste?
You should reapply it. You can also see the spread of the paste you used and then adjust the amount as needed.
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You should reapply it. You can also see the spread of the paste you used and then adjust the amount as needed.
so what is the optimal area of imprint made by the paste?
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post #7 of 20
If you apply a small drop to the center of the CPU then it should spread into a nice circular shape that covers most of the chip. Definitely don't apply more than a pea-sized drop of paste. Check to make sure it doesn't overflow beyond the sides of the chip.

Also make sure you use rubbing alcohol (or Everclear ) and a cotton ball to carefully clean the CPU and heatsink before you reapply.
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does any use the paste that is provided by Noctual DH14, maybe that's the problem?
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Why did you make a new thread about the same thing?
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...l#post12944953
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Originally Posted by X-ray;12946223 
does any use the paste that is provided by Noctual DH14, maybe that's the problem?

if its the same as my NT-H1, i use all good, its top rated
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