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Noctua NH-D14 Passive Mode

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June 26, 2012 3:02:23 PM

Hey, Im planning to buy the Noctua NH-D14 and I'm aiming for a quiet system. I was wondering if I could run the 3770k off D14 in passive mode.

If I overclock ill do a small one of 4.0Ghz. I may not be able to run the OC'd 3770k using D14 in passive. My question is if the extra 500Mhz will make a difference.

If not, can you guys tell me any cooler that can cool 3770k passive? I'm trying to save some cash.

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June 26, 2012 7:47:34 PM
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OC3D (tinytimlogan) did a passive build, with a i5 2500 chip, it might work, but i wouldn't reccomend overclocking with passive cooling, especially ivy bridge, and im not sure if it will even work, but the i5 2500 pulls more power

it's probably a better option to put a fan on it, the noctua fans are pretty quiet as it is
June 26, 2012 7:51:35 PM

nna2 said:
OC3D (tinytimlogan) did a passive build, with a i5 2500 chip, it might work, but i wouldn't reccomend overclocking with passive cooling, especially ivy bridge, and im not sure if it will even work, but the i5 2500 pulls more power

it's probably a better option to put a fan on it, the noctua fans are pretty quiet as it is

I have the NH-D14 myself. It's a really great CPU cooler. What I really don't like about it is how noisy the 140mm fan is.

Edit: Okay, not saying that it's REALLY noisy, I just think Noctua should have just used another 120mm fan instead.
July 5, 2012 5:10:39 PM

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