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Noctua NH-U12P SE2 VS Thermal right Ultra 120 Extreme

any ideas or experience with them...which one is better ??....in terms of performance:silence ratio
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  1. I have the original Thermalright Ultra 120. I used it in several of my own personal builds. It worked for me. Results were excellent. I am not familiar with the Noctua heatsink.
  2. JohnnyLucky said:
    I have the original Thermalright Ultra 120. I used it in several of my own personal builds. It worked for me. Results were excellent. I am not familiar with the Noctua heatsink.


    Heard something about lapping it ?? to give better performance?? any ideas about that
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    There is a sticky at the very top of the Cooler and Heatsink section of this forum about lapping a heatsink and cpu:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252168-29-heatsink-lapping-guides

    I lapped my 120 and an AMD cpu. I did not need to do it. I just did it to see if I could. My cpu core temperatures dropped a little bit less than 2C after lapping. Other veterans report similar results. Sometimes temperatures do not drop.

    For the typical user or gamer it is not worth doing. A temperature drop of 2C is insignificant. In addition, lapping will void the cpu and hetasink warranties. It might make a difference for an ultra hardcore gamer or enthusiast into very serious overclocking.
  4. JohnnyLucky said:
    There is a sticky at the very top of the Cooler and Heatsink section of this forum about lapping a heatsink and cpu:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252168-29-heatsink-lapping-guides

    I lapped my 120 and an AMD cpu. I did not need to do it. I just did to see if I could. My cpu core temperatures dropped a little bit less than 2C after lapping. Other veterans report similar results. Sometimes temperatures do not drop.

    For the typical user or gamer it is not worth doing. A temperature drop of 2C is insignificant. In addition, lapping will void the cpu and hetasink warranties. It might make a difference for an ultra hardcore gamer or enthusiast into very serious overclocking.


    Thank... won't do the lapping if the drop is so insignificant
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