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JaxMacFL
01-23-10, 11:53 AM
Very happy with the results so far. Had to remove the heat dispenser from my first stick of ram so the front fan would clear, but other than that really easy to install. Here is the results from IntelBurnTest on 'Very High' with 4 threads.

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4373/testsi.png
By jaxmacfl (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/jaxmacfl) at 2010-01-23

fasedww
01-23-10, 12:27 PM
Pretty good aircooler Heatsink I would say.:)

alitayyab
01-24-10, 12:28 AM
Instead of removing the heat sink (fins?), why not simply raise the position of the fan a bit?
I did the same when i was testing this cooler:

the review is here:
http://wccftech.com/2009/12/12/noctua-nhd14-cpu-cooler-review/

The direct link to the page with this arrangement:
http://wccftech.com/2009/12/12/noctua-nhd14-cpu-cooler-review/3/


Picture:
http://wccftech.com/images/reviews/hardware/cooling/NH_D_14/24.jpg

bob saget
01-24-10, 02:42 AM
My TRUE barely cleared my corsair memory.

grey_1
01-24-10, 08:57 AM
Thanks for posting this - Strongly considering this beast for my next build.

JaxMacFL
01-24-10, 09:32 AM
Instead of removing the heat sink (fins?), why not simply raise the position of the fan a bit?
I did the same when i was testing this cooler:

I had considered that option, but after removing the heat sink from the one stick of ram I decided to leave it off. It looks just like a regular stick of ram without it. The heat dispenser sits on a strip of thermal padding and is held down with three little screws. With the orientation like it is the front fan can pull more heat from the other two sticks and push it out the back better. I'm hoping the stick in the A1 slot without the heat sink can benifit from the 140mm fan sitting in the middle of the cooler. I don't overclock the ram so I think I'm good.

Viral
01-24-10, 06:36 PM
If I were in the market this is the HS I would go for. Very nice, although a bit expensive, but when you consider it comes with 2 top quality fans it's not so bad when compared to thermalright - maybe even cheaper given the performance.

That and I wasn't happy with my thermalright true blacks nickel coating flaking off and being the probable cause of the death of my 4870x2 :thumbdwn:

Performance looks good, just too bad about the ram clearance... though newer lower voltage ddr3 (1.35v) from g.skill is also on my shopping list for when I upgrade so the standard heatspreaders on that won't cause any problems.

Redeemed
01-24-10, 09:11 PM
I'm interested in using an OCZ RAM cooler. Would this HSF interfere with that cooler? Mobo is the Intel DX58SO.


*sorry for the thread-jack :o

bob saget
01-24-10, 10:09 PM
I am gonna venture a guess that it won't fit, since you can see the cooler is going over the ram by a good inch, if not more. also i always thought that ram coolers are kind of a gimmick, and dont really help that much.

Aphot
01-24-10, 11:14 PM
Great cooler if you have the space. Its very tall as well, it almost touches the side panel on my p183.

Im getting 65C full load at 4GHz 1.2650V

JaxMacFL
01-25-10, 08:41 AM
OK, I put the heat dispenser back on the ram in the A1 slot. The front fan now rests on top of the ram's fins as alitayyab pointed out. My side 230mm fan come real close to it when I close the side panel. Might even touch it, just barely if at all. I took another suggestion from another forum and rigged a 120mm fan to blow directly across the three sticks of ram toward the front fan of the cooler. I believe this is a good viable solution for the best all-a-round cooling of ram and cpu with this set up. Thx guys!:)

fasedww
01-25-10, 12:04 PM
OK, I put the heat dispenser back on the ram in the A1 slot. The front fan now rests on top of the ram's fins as alitayyab pointed out. My side 230mm fan come real close to it when I close the side panel. Might even touch it, just barely if at all. I took another suggestion from another forum and rigged a 120mm fan to blow directly across the three sticks of ram toward the front fan of the cooler. I believe this is a good viable solution for the best all-a-round cooling of ram and cpu with this set up. Thx guys!:)

Give us a pick:D

JaxMacFL
01-25-10, 12:15 PM
Give us a pick:D

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fasedww
01-25-10, 01:29 PM
Thats one big muther:D

JaxMacFL
01-25-10, 03:49 PM
I'll say! Had to put it in with a cherry picker!:D

JaxMacFL
01-28-10, 03:26 PM
Thought I'd pass this along. I found that by running the connection wires off the top of the fans I could get the middle 140mm fan positioned lower and not have the wires of either fan obstructing air flow. Actually got a slightly lower run with IntelBurnTest on 'Max' running '4 Threads' than the one at very high.:D

Max/4 threads
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/647/3test.png
By jaxmacfl (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/jaxmacfl) at 2010-01-28

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