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Windows 7: i5 2500k NH-D14 temperatues - Are they too high?

03 Sep 2011   #11
hopelessitguy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Nono, what i meant was:

When did you put the Noctua NH-D14 in your case? because it normally takes up to 200hrs of PC use for the Thermal Paste/Compound to break in correctly.
oh i see... hmm well ive had it runing for a 24 hour test to make sure it was semi stable. The build was done on wednesday so it hasnt been that long i guess.


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03 Sep 2011   #12
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Yep, you need to let it break in for at least 200hrs of use time.

But don't worry about that. If the Noctua NH-D14 was placed correctly and if the thermal compound was applied correctly, temps should go down a bit. if they don't, you could always check if your Noctua fans have the RPM regulators connected. That could be the reason.

Less RPM = less air flow but more quietness. (this means your rig will be quiet, but less heat will be pulled in/out of the case)
More RPM = more air flow but less quietness. (this means the exact opposite of the stated above)
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03 Sep 2011   #13
hopelessitguy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Yep, you need to let it break in for at least 200hrs of use time.

But don't worry about that. If the Noctua NH-D14 was placed correctly and if the thermal compound was applied correctly, temps should go down a bit. if they don't, you could always check if your Noctua fans have the RPM regulators connected. That could be the reason.

Less RPM = less air flow but more quietness. (this means your rig will be quiet, but less heat will be pulled in/out of the case)
More RPM = more air flow but less quietness. (this means the exact opposite of the stated above)
Ok i will wait an see how it is after some time. But for now it should be okay right? I didnt use the regulators to drop the sound as i cant really hear the cpu fan over the case ones anyway lol. its plenty quiet enough.

If the temps dont go down a little what should i do? would it be a case of reinstall the sink?
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03 Sep 2011   #14
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hmm, i really can't tell...

So far, with the stock HSF on my Intel Dual Core E6500 i have 37ºC idle but i haven't look on full load

But a Noctua NH-D14 should perform a lot better than the stock one from Intel. I guess not too much on the idle side but on the full load side.

You could always check if the HSF wasn't placed properly, or poorly adjusted.
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03 Sep 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Heat kill components. The cooler they are, the longer they'll last.
Excessive heat kills components, temperatures within their safe operating ranges aren't going to shorten their life.

To the OP, your temps are fine and right in line with where they should be. You have nothing to be concerned about.
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03 Sep 2011   #16
hopelessitguy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Hmm, i really can't tell...

So far, with the stock HSF on my Intel Dual Core E6500 i have 37ºC idle but i haven't look on full load

But a Noctua NH-D14 should perform a lot better than the stock one from Intel. I guess not too much on the idle side but on the full load side.

You could always check if the HSF wasn't placed properly, or poorly adjusted.
see thats what i wa thinking, that the performance should be alot better.

it should be placed right, its in the correct fitting and screewed down firmly but not over tightened
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03 Sep 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Keep in mind that an older Core 2 Duo has different temp outputs than a Core i5. The Corei5 is a quad core, which will create more heat.
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03 Sep 2011   #18
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What software are you using to read the CPU temps?

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03 Sep 2011   #19
hopelessitguy

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

im using CPUID hardware monitor
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03 Sep 2011   #20
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well there is no harm in pulling the cooler off and checking the spread of the TC then clean both surfaces and re-apply and re-mount the cooler.
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