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Windows 7: Cooling

08 Jul 2011   #71
seekermeister

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

I've started looking at the Noctua NH-C14 instead, because it is near the top of Frostytech's comparison chart. The problem is that I'm sure that it was tested with both fans installed, and I would have to remove the bottom one. On the comparison chart, is shows that fan as getting a 14.1C temp with the fans running in high mode, and 17.1 in low, but nothing on a one fan setup running in high mode. I wonder how much difference there would be?


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08 Jul 2011   #72
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I realized that I made one mistake, I hadn't allowed for the extra height of the CPU and it's socket. That raises the height above the PCB to about 2.1". I think that would leave ~ .1" of clearance for both the HS/F and the RAM. Therefore the Noctua NH-C12P SE14 would be my choice, except that the temperature given on the benchmark of this test was not as good as I hoped:

The Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler Review-Hi Tech Legion-The Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler Review

It ran 56 degrees loaded with a lesser CPU than mine, and that is not as cool as I want. Not all that much cooler than my CM Hyper TX3.
If you saw my post here I did say that if you went for 4+gig, this wouldn't be the cooler for you. However low to mid range clocks makes it a very good cooler, especially where noise is a concern.

BTW......

This is at idle.....

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Prime 95 load is around 71 ish. Bear in mind I have the fan set to run low RPMS at idle (800ish), load at 1170ish (max is 1200).


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08 Jul 2011   #73
seekermeister

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

It is awful not to be able to make a final decision, but I'm looking at a different alternative. After checking the FAQ, I found that the NH-D14 has the same amount of clearance below it as the NH-C12 does. However, the fan reduces that if mounted centered, but the FAQ says that the fan can be moved upward if necessary to provide clearance for the RAM. I can only assume that the same would be true for the mosfet HS/F. If so, that would permit using both fans, and since the temperature performance is nearly identical to the NH-C14 on the FrostyTech chart, which I'm sure uses both fans on both coolers, I suspect that the NH-14 would work better for me, since I could run it dual fan.

I don't don't fully understand the mounting system...does it require any kind of crossbar to pass over the processor to attach to the mounting points? The reason for the question is to understand whether the orientation could be changed, or if it is set in one direction?
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08 Jul 2011   #74
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

According tro the FAQ, it cannot be rotated on an AMD board. Most coolers say that. If you will look around on their site they list boards it will fit on and ram it will clear. Installation Manual and Compatability lists.
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08 Jul 2011   #75
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

From what I've gathered, it can only be installed in one direction, due to the rectangular AMD mounting.
http://www.noctua.at/pdf/manuals/noc..._manual_en.pdf
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08 Jul 2011   #76
seekermeister

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

Hmm, it can't be rotated on the mount, but it appears that the orientation of the mount itself can be changed. A little less convenient, but still workable.
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08 Jul 2011   #77
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Installation Manual

All I see says it can be oriented. A Guy

Ooops sorry, lost my internet connection, essenbe beat me to it

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ua-nh-d14.html
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08 Jul 2011   #78
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

The FAQ say not on AMD. Haven't read the Manual.
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08 Jul 2011   #79
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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08 Jul 2011   #80
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
According tro the FAQ, it cannot be rotated on an AMD board. Most coolers say that. If you will look around on their site they list boards it will fit on and ram it will clear. Installation Manual and Compatability lists.
According to the compatibility chart, the NH-D14 is compatible with my motherboard, and unlike some, it doesn't list any comments, which regards installation considerations. Sounds like this is the cooler to get.
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