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2500k + Noctua NH d14 normal temp

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August 5, 2012 12:12:47 AM

Hi,

I recently bought a D14 for overclocking my 2500k and I'm somewhat not sure if these reading are normal or not (no overclocking):

ideal: 40c
Full load Prime 95 for 15min: 60c

should I proceed with overclocking or these numbers are too high for that?

my case is Xpredator Evil Black and I done my best in cable managing, so I guess I should have enough air flow in there.

should I apply more thermal paste? I followed the Noctua's own installation manual and just applied a tiny bit of paste on the center.
a c 149 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 12:26:28 AM

Those temperatures are pretty good :) 
a b K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 2:00:25 AM

Seems good to me btw how much did you overclock your cpu?
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August 5, 2012 4:24:53 AM

He wrote didn't oc the cpu, these are not normal for NH-D14 under this chip i got at 35 C ambient 38 C idle with NH-D14....

Assuming you didn't do any mistakes applying the thermal paste, is very difficult to change it, because noctua stock thermal past is far more better from what they sell in aftermarket! Only Indigo 2 extrem is your next choice and your cpu will run in ambient temprature for sure in idle.

You need to increase the airflow to your cpu cooler and your box, using the 4 incoming fans by the side, then you can get 4.5 or 4.7 Ghz with this chip and the same tempratures you post now.
August 5, 2012 8:48:54 AM

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He wrote didn't oc the cpu, these are not normal for NH-D14 under this chip i got at 35 C ambient 38 C idle with NH-D14....

Assuming you didn't do any mistakes applying the thermal paste, is very difficult to change it, because noctua stock thermal past is far more better from what they sell in aftermarket! Only Indigo 2 extrem is your next choice and your cpu will run in ambient temprature for sure in idle.

You need to increase the airflow to your cpu cooler and your box, using the 4 incoming fans by the side, then you can get 4.5 or 4.7 Ghz with this chip and the same tempratures you post now.


I'm not sure about the mistake with thermal paste, I just did as noctua manual states, then I saw this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/LGA-2011-i7-3960X-A...

and as you can see the tom's people bathed the CPU in thermal paste! :??:  I searched around the forums and most people recommending not to apply this level of thermal paste.

I don't know how I'm going to increase the air flow inside, it has already 8 working fans. there is no place left for adding another fan.
August 5, 2012 6:05:40 PM

What was the room temprature when you got these tempratures? You see there is no way to get below the ambient temprature.

A Thermal paste round up is here:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/274824-11-thermal-c...

Trust me Notua stock thermal paste is more than enough.

Another link is here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooling-air-pressur...

But yes you aplly all the Noctua in the middle and after you place the cooler you must not move it or remove it.
August 12, 2012 5:52:27 AM

Room temperature is 30c and motherboard sensor reports ambient temperature at 35c.

Currently I'm hitting 70c with 4.5 GHz overclock in Prime95, it's stable and I done some offset overclocking tweaks to lower the Vcore a little bit to add some temperature headroom which I guess was not effective enough temperature wise.

is 70c normal with Noctua and 4.5 GHz overclock?
a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 9:59:16 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Overclocking by Mousemonkey
a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 7:17:54 PM

If your room temperature is 30c then idle of 40c isn't bad at all. 70c is good in my book for an OC cpu running Prime.
a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 7:34:09 PM

amuffin said:
Those temperatures are pretty good :) 


xtreme5 said:
Seems good to me btw how much did you overclock your cpu?


read the original question throughout before answering

The Dark Lord said:
Room temperature is 30c and motherboard sensor reports ambient temperature at 35c.

Currently I'm hitting 70c with 4.5 GHz overclock in Prime95, it's stable and I done some offset overclocking tweaks to lower the Vcore a little bit to add some temperature headroom which I guess was not effective enough temperature wise.

is 70c normal with Noctua and 4.5 GHz overclock?


those are fine considering the ambient temp.
August 12, 2012 7:59:00 PM

I hit 85c on my 3570k in prime95 @ 4.5ghz. You shouldn't be concerned unless you are hitting 95c. No game brings my temps above 75c. I'm using a coolermaster hyper 212 evo.
a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 8:18:37 PM

nacos said:
I hit 85c on my 3570k in prime95 @ 4.5ghz. You shouldn't be concerned unless you are hitting 95c. No game brings my temps above 75c. I'm using a coolermaster hyper 212 evo.


these are dangerous temps as well dude. the hotter you get the longer the lower the life span.
August 12, 2012 9:14:37 PM

cbrunnem said:
these are dangerous temps as well dude. the hotter you get the longer the lower the life span.

So what, worst case it'll last 15 years instead of 20-30?
a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 9:37:25 PM

burns11 said:
So what, worst case it'll last 15 years instead of 20-30?


you must not have ever heard of electromigration then...
August 12, 2012 9:48:36 PM

A fairly decent test of airflow is to remove the side of your case and see if the temps are lower. If they are then get additional fans as the hot air in your case is not getting out. I am guessing you are only using the stock fans, the front and top 23cm fans. I would start with adding one to the rear of the case.

If they are the same then re-apply the thermal paste.

The temps are a bit high in my opinion, if you plan to overclock then you will want to address this.
August 12, 2012 10:10:35 PM

cbrunnem said:
you must not have ever heard of electromigration then...


I have, that's why lifetime decreased from 20-30 years to 15. 85c under extreme load isn't great, but it's far from dangerous. You couldn't even get to dangerous heat levels with a 3570k, it would throttle well before.

In the end, with the temps given, the CPU will be the longest lasting electronic part in that computer.
a b K Overclocking
August 12, 2012 10:22:36 PM

burns11 said:
I have, that's why lifetime decreased from 20-30 years to 15. 85c under extreme load isn't great, but it's far from dangerous. You couldn't even get to dangerous heat levels with a 3570k, it would throttle well before.

In the end, with the temps given, the CPU will be the longest lasting electronic part in that computer.


you can destroy your chip thats your decision but i like to spread good safe advise not marginal advise at best.
August 13, 2012 12:11:51 AM

cbrunnem said:
you can destroy your chip thats your decision but i like to spread good safe advise not marginal advise at best.


Misinformation is not safe advice. BTW, you do realize the voltage jump you have is more damaging than his occasional temperature spike, right?
a b K Overclocking
August 13, 2012 12:48:04 AM

burns11 said:
Misinformation is not safe advice. BTW, you do realize the voltage jump you have is more damaging than his occasional temperature spike, right?


what voltage jump do you speak of? also idc if my chip burns up tmr but that doesnt mean i dont know the risks
August 13, 2012 1:46:53 AM

Ill most likely upgrade for skylake/skymont anyways. I don't see myself using the same cpu for over 5 years because it will easily be outdated by then. I'm only pumping 1.1v through it anywho.
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