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Windows 7: Cooling

08 Jul 2011   #51
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Personally, I don't consider any component ugly, as long as they do the job. I have been considering a Noctua cooler, but their best one is not only double fan, it is also double heatsink, making it very thick, that wouldn't bother me, but I don't believe that there would be room for it next to the chipset HS/F. I also looked at a couple of models of Noctua coolers that had the heat sink laying horizontally, which looked as though they might clear my chipset, but I don't know how good that they are, because they are not on the comparison list that I've been using as a reference.


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08 Jul 2011   #52
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

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08 Jul 2011   #53
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, that is an interesting review, but even though they did say that it lags the front runner by 2.2 degrees, it is not listed in the top 10 coolers for AMD. It ranks second on the Intel front, so I wonder why it isn't listed for AMD? With that bottom fan, I'm still unsure that it would clear my chipset's HS/F though. I wish they gave more actual dimensions, so that I could measure the space available in my rig, and predetermine if it would fit or not.
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08 Jul 2011   #54
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

This is the one I have - Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler :: TweakTown USA Edition - However if you're pushing your overclock speeds to 4+ gig I'd look elsewhere. One thing I will definitely give a big plus for is the fact that the thing is extremely quiet.

If you have tall RAM modules you may have to either re-orient the Cooler as seen here - Experience with Gigabyte motherboards? - In this one I had the CPU cooler oriented with the heat pipes facing downward which doesn't require any fin removals.....

or remove a fin from one of your modules if possible - (Corsair Dominator RAM).....

I've later decided to use this configuration in which I've chosen to remove one of the module's fins and orient the cooler with the heat pipes facing the rear of the case since I've found this orientation provides the best cooling solution. It also doesn't hurt the RAM's cooling as air blows down on the module anyway, plus I don't overclock to the point that my RAM needs to worry about the fin being removed.

Cooling-dscn0672.jpg Cooling-dscn0670.jpg


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08 Jul 2011   #55
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks for the pictures, because that makes it certain for me that it will not fit my system. Since the chipset HS/F is about the same height as the ram, I do not believe that this would fit over it. It looks like that cooler doesn't have the lower fan, so one that does would be even more impossible to fit.

EDIT: I called it a chipset HS/F, but thinking about it, I believe that it is actually cooling the CPU mosfets.
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08 Jul 2011   #56
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

This may help. The NH-C14

Cooling-nh-c14.png


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08 Jul 2011   #57
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
This may help. The NH-C14


That one was already posted by A Guy by link

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
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08 Jul 2011   #58
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

essenbe,

That is the model that I was previously looking at, but with that lower fan, I don't know that it would fit either. In the image gallery at Noctua for that cooler, one of the photos show it without the lower fan, which appears to have sufficient height, but that is difficult to judge when the photo is not showing it installed like sygnus21's photos. Even if it did fit, I wonder how much it would suffer without the lower fan?
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08 Jul 2011   #59
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Thanks for the pictures, because that makes it certain for me that it will not fit my system. Since the chipset HS/F is about the same height as the ram, I do not believe that this would fit over it. It looks like that cooler doesn't have the lower fan, so one that does would be even more impossible to fit.

EDIT: I called it a chipset HS/F, but thinking about it, I believe that it is actually cooling the CPU mosfets.
If you look at the pictures closely, it'll clear the chipset/HS. You can also check out the FAQ's - Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!
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08 Jul 2011   #60
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
This may help. The NH-C14


That one was already posted by A Guy by link

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Maybe so, but for those of us that are "senile", it doesn't hurt to repeat things.
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