Overclocking i5 3570K with noctua nh-d14 cpu cooler

Hi guys,

I was wondering what sort of overclock can i expect to with this combination because im planning to overclock, but want to know what i can achieve.

Case: coolermaster storm stryker
mobo: Asus P8Z77-V LX2
Psu: OCZ Modxstream 600W
Cpu: Intel i53570K
Cpu cooler: Noctua nh-d14

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Every chip is different , i run that cooler on my 3570k.I would say mid 4's.
  2. NH-D14 is about as good as it gets. You would need a top level water cooler to be even marginally better, but it would probably result in nil more frequency than the NH-D14. One possibility is the Noctua NH-C14 which blows downward that will cool your RAM and motherboard regulators. It seems to cost about the same and cool the same as the NH-D14.

    For better performance you may want to consider de-lidding. A somewhat risky procedure the involves removing the processor lid, cleaning out all the paste and glue, add new paste, and stick it back on the motherboard. The reason for this is that the thickness of Intel's glue is how much extra space you have between the processor die and the heat spreader. After de-lidding , you use the motherboard CPU holder to hold the lid on so no glue pushing the Intel package heat spreader away from the die. There are many You-Tube videos on this. It will give you better results, anywhere from 10 to 30 degrees depending on how thick Intel's glue is on your particular package.
  3. Delidding voids your warranty , not worth the risk.
  4. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Delidding voids your warranty , not worth the risk.


    Note I haven't actually de-lidded yet! Looking at the videos, there may be a good reason to, if you must overclock. I noted that many times one core runs much hotter than the others and puts a crimp on any overclocking. This is due to the aforementioned heat spreader not contacting the die problem. If you have a problem like that, you may need to de-lid to get any performance at all out of the thing.
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