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09-05-2013 06:57 PM
OCingRookie I have a 4770 that was running hot. I used the vise and hammer method to remove the IHS and scraped off the glue and applied artic silver. Now my temps are in the 55-60° range with a maximum of under 70°… and that under load from aida64.

I'm very happy with that.

Asus z87 sabretooth
i7 4770 delidded
Corsair h100i cooling
G-skill Trident 2400mhz 16g
Asus geforce gtx 760 . Going sli soon
cm scout2 case
08-19-2013 09:35 PM
psyside Sorry to bump this old thread, but do you monitor your vcore during load? and what kind of LLC are you using?
06-10-2013 06:42 AM
ZeVo Yeah, I wouldn't worry either. You'll never see those temps in games or other applications. I would fire up PlanetSide2 or GTA IV and see what temps you get as those are pretty CPU intensive games. In fact, I prefer running those over using P95 or any other program.

Also, the R4 was designed more for silence rather than airflow (you already know that), so if you still have the stock FD fans try putting two in the front as intake and one in the rear as exhaust.

When I had the FD fans, they barely moved any air. With the filter installed, I honestly felt nothing on the other side. I'd recommend getting some better quality fans if I were you.

Here's an entire thread dedicated to fan recommendations:


Seeing as you have a NH-D14, I get the impression you don't mind their colors, so id recommend some NF-A14 FLX PWM fans when they come out soon. Or just buy the non PWM version like I did.
06-10-2013 06:41 AM
Exolaris It may be the airflow in your case more than anything. I have a 4770k clocked at 4.4 GHz with 1.245V that hits low to mid 70s under load with a Noctua NH-D14. My case is the HAF 932 Advanced.
06-10-2013 05:22 AM
xzero82 That's really weird, because the Noctua compatibility list for this cooler has been updated to say it officially supports Z87 Sabertooth. Nothing wrong with a H100i though..

Also, in case anyone was wondering, I did try some fan setups and I was able to shave off maybe 3-4 degrees. It still gets nice and toasty, high eighties on an Aida64 FPU only test. Regular Aida64 Stability (with all boxes checked) doesn't breach 73-74 though and mostly stays under 70 (Around 63-67ish). Prime Blend doesn't go past 70 or so and IBT doesn't go past 82-83ish on extreme settings.

Based on all the results I've seen in other threads, this seems to be pretty normal. It should be noted I'm not going beyond 60 in real world tests (a few hours of BF3, Metro 2033, etc.)

I'm also using Aida64 3.00 which apparently adds full Haswell support, so I'm guessing the full FPU test is really toturing the crap out of the processor as much as it can, which could explain why I'm not seeing those temps anywhere else. Either way, I'm not really worrying about it anymore, as I'm never going to hit those super high temps in regular usage.
06-09-2013 10:13 PM
SSSJDanny I got Ram and a Case that fit fine for the Noctua. But when I was first placing the brackets I realized I was placing the Fans Vertically which I didnt want to, So I tried to re-arrange the Mounts to be able to point the Fans Horizontally, and thats when I figured out that the bracket wouldnt fit the other way.

Anyways I got a Corsair H100i, and I'm ok with that.
06-09-2013 10:06 PM
Originally Posted by SSSJDanny View Post

Were you able to actually fit your Noctua fan in the motherboard? If so was it vertical? Because I have a Sabertooth Z87, and had to return my Noctua fan because I didnt want to fit facing horizontally like I wanted it to. I ended up getting a Corsair H100i instead.

It fit perfectly fine for me? I mean yeah, it's cramped but it fits. Is your case the issue? If you mean with the fans pointing toward the back and not up and down, then yes, I also installed it horizontally.

I read in a review site before I bought the board, and they also said they had no issue fitting the d14.
06-09-2013 06:27 PM
SSSJDanny Were you able to actually fit your Noctua fan in the motherboard? If so was it vertical? Because I have a Sabertooth Z87, and had to return my Noctua fan because I didnt want to fit facing horizontally like I wanted it to. I ended up getting a Corsair H100i instead.
06-09-2013 10:23 AM
4514kaiser wow those are insane temps going around i though a H100i v Noctua DH-D14 there would be little difference since Intel's max TDP for the 4770k only 84w (not much in compassion to I7 920 130w) would have thought that the maximum heat absorption would really have started to decrease after 1x 120 rad which from what i'v seen is similar to a Noctua DH-D14. I was going to build one of these system for family with a old NH-U12P Noctua cooler, starting to question whether it is even worth OCing since by the look of it Max volts i could use would be like 1.2v thus an oc of 4.1-. 4.3 (if i'm lucky) that really is nothing thats a 7% OC at Max when you take into account Turbo boost and when you consider likely applications a 4770K system would run all quite disappointingly honestly. Man AMD better get something amazing together soon or we will all have to deal with this type of [email protected]*T for another few years.........OP and others the question remains worth OCing IYO?

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06-07-2013 10:42 AM
xzero82 I think my next step is to load it full of fans to see what happens (when I get home). I have a few kicking around for testing. There's also this flow valve system on the Sabertooth that's supposed to help, and I think I have set them to open (when they should be closed as I was reading, helps with heatpipe air circulation or some such). Now, whether the latter is pure marketing fluff is yet to be determined...

EDIT: I think I'm gonna to start by adding two exhaust fans to the top fan slots (removing sound dampening material) and see if that helps pull some of the hot air out. I was just thinking about it in my head here @ work, and there's a lot of the radiator tower up in that area, so it's a good starting point to see if case fans would help..
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