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    E4300 temps with Noctua NH-U12

    Hi Guys,

    I'm running a Noctua NH-U12 (with the ULNA) on a slightly overclocked E4300 (2.4GHz) and I'm a bit concerned about the temperatures. I'm getting it hitting upto 60C at load with TAT and I'm thinking I might have put too much thermal paste on as it was my first build.

    Can anyone with a similarly clocked c2d and a nh-u12 let me know the sort of temps I should be expecting so I can see if it's worth taking it off and reapplying paste. I'm a little scared to do it if there won't be too much benefit as it took a hell of a lot of effort to screw down in the first place!

    Many thanks.

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    Voltage affects temps far more than clockspeed. What is it right now?

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    My Noctua on my 6400 @ 2.8 & 1.3625v = 32 idle 45 load
    When I went to 3.2 & 1.375 = 36 idle 50-53 load
    No ULNA adaptor on mine
    Last edited by tinners; 04-05-2007 at 06:51 PM.

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    Well it's set to Auto in the bios... speedfan reads the VCore at 1.29V so I'm guessing that's stock? I only put on the ulna recently and left it on as it didn't have an appreciable difference in temps and it's a fair bit quieter.

    [Edit]

    Coretemp 0.95 gives the VID as 1.3250V
    Last edited by d032sh; 04-05-2007 at 11:23 PM.

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    Looks too high to me, best way I have found to apply thermal past is a rice sized amount on to the CPU and then spread it round with your finger covered in cling film. Putting too much TIM on is a common problem these days, in these cases less is definately more.

    Remove the heatsink, clean off the TIM using TIM cleaner (£3 for th Akasa stuff which is great) and try a rice sized amount,should bring temps down a treat.

    Orrrrrrrrrr... you could be flexing the motherboard depending on the mounting method/tightness of the hold down, this could be the cause of the high temps as well. Try removing the TIM and re seating the heat sink you should notice lower temps.

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    Aah, a grain of rice you say? I put on a little bit more like half a rice pudding :----)

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    In terms of CPU cooling, less is more, even a rice grain of AS5 can be overkill.
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