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Need help picking new cooler want 4ghz

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by CAPTAINBUMFLUFF, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. CAPTAINBUMFLUFF

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2010

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    Location: London

    I have a i7 930 on a gigabyte x58a-UD5 motherboard with 6gb of crucial tracer 1600mhz. I have got it 24hours prime stable at 3.8ghz with the following
    Cpu voltage=1.2
    QPI=1.3
    CPUpll=1.8
    Ram voltage=1.64
    Loadline calibration level 2 enabled

    All this is cooled with a Noctua NH-U12P SE2 which on load temps go up to 71 degrees centigrade. But when I push for 4ghz I need 1.275 volts to keep it prime 95 stable but temps go upto 84 degrees which is too hot. Any ideas what I can do, do I need a new cooler, as you can see airflow is good. Thought this is supposed to be a good cooler with its premium price

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    Both fans on cooler blowing air out of the case

    Thanks guys in advance
     
    Last edited: 15 Apr 2010
  2. setter

    Caporegime

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    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    Id suggest the Thermalright ultra extreme, also the prolimatech megahelems and the Thermalright venomous x are highly reccomended.
     
  3. CAPTAINBUMFLUFF

    Hitman

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    Location: London

    You know how much difference a venomous x would make can see one on mm atm, dont want to get cooler for sake of it wondering if something I set in bios is wrong Speedstep and C1E are turned off
     
    Last edited: 15 Apr 2010
  4. setter

    Caporegime

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    Im currently using a TRUE black, (lapped) on an i7 920 @4ghz, (venomous x is a new version of the TRUE) 1.2750 vcore, load temps hit 71-69-68-67, 2 arctic cooling F12 300-1350 rpm pwm fans on the cooler, speedstep/c1e disabled. Your case airflow and ambient room temp will also affect temps.

    TRUE push/pull
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  5. CAPTAINBUMFLUFF

    Hitman

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    Looks good would my noctua fans cool as good as those if ambient temps are the same
     
  6. setter

    Caporegime

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    The noctua's are probably a lot better than the arctic's that im using, pretty cheap fans that i picked up for a fiver each.
     
  7. strumpusplunket

    Mobster

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    NH-D14, surely, if you want air rather than water? Most review sites have it 5 or so degrees below the Megahalems, Ultra and True at load. Expensive and massive, though...
     
  8. CAPTAINBUMFLUFF

    Hitman

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    Even better than the corsair h50-1?
     
  9. strumpusplunket

    Mobster

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  10. setter

    Caporegime

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    The Noctua DH14 is a fantastic cooler, but due to its massive size it can severely block ram slots, of course this will depend on board space and ram used. Definitely a no no for me as im using ocz reaper ram, which has a very tall heatpipe assembly.
     
  11. Kill_Phil

    Wise Guy

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    yeah only real improvements you will see is either from a noctua dh14, possibly a h50 with a push/pull set up or lastly a full out custom water cooled loop
     
  12. demonfatality

    Gangster

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    ive the prolimatech megahelems dual fans. i7 920 @4ghz max core temp is 71 degrees thats on a hot day under prime 95 .i really like this cooler it has the best bolt through fittings ive seen. i have 2 Akasa AK-183-L2B Amber Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan in push pull i reckon if i stuck 2 apaches on i could shave another 3 degrees
     
  13. Helios1234

    Soldato

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    Hi

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    Tidying those cables may also help temps.

    My personal recommendation would be to get the VX and keep the two Noctua fans. It would end up cheaper than the NH-D14.
     
    Last edited: 16 Apr 2010
  14. jordan282

    Hitman

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    megahalem baby ye
     
  15. tfganhao

    Associate

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    have you tried push/pull on those fans before deciding to buy another cooler? Thats what i've set my NH-D14 to do. (havent got temps, waiting on a component to finish my build).

    Also, what others said about the D-14...its just gigantic, i spent an afternoon to connect all the wiring to the MB in my fractal case coz the cooler eats tons of space.
     
  16. CAPTAINBUMFLUFF

    Hitman

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    Dam looking at that graph my cooler is terrible
     
  17. setter

    Caporegime

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    I once tried the nocua nh-u12 on a q6600 i had at 3.8ghz, no use whatsoever, very quickly went back to my TRUE.
     
  18. CAPTAINBUMFLUFF

    Hitman

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    Was it that bad?
     
  19. Helios1234

    Soldato

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    I had the Noctua NH-U12P originally as well and never realised that it was that bad compared to other coolers on the market.
     
  20. lazer46

    Hitman

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    A Heatsink is only as good as the fan it uses.