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Question regarding temps...

#1SleepComaPosted 8/22/2013 2:19:43 PM
Okay so not too long ago I purchased the Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler, I installed it from the top down position (not recommended) on a HAF 932 advanced case, I live in Southern California and it is about 22 C right now.

My question is...what should my temps be with my setup? I'm running on a stock CPU but I would like to OC later if my temps are okay...

Right now I'm getting temps of 29-32 C idle, when I run a game like BF 3 it shoots up to about 45C maybe more I need to check right now....

Do you guys think I'm okay? Or should I re-adjust the cooler from front to back position?

I feel as if my temps are not correct.
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#2RequiemPosted 8/22/2013 2:21:45 PM
The CPUs are designed to withstand upto 100C.
I wouldn't be too worried unless the temp rises above 80C or so while intensive usage.
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#3SleepComa(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 2:22:32 PM
Requiem posted...
The CPUs are designed to withstand upto 100C.
I wouldn't be too worried unless the temp rises above 80C or so while intensive usage.


I am aware of that I'm just wondering if my Noctua fan is actually cooling properly haha, thanks for the reply though!
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#4WerdnAndreWPosted 8/22/2013 2:23:21 PM
45c while playing games is perfectly fine. Run Prime95 or Intel Burn Test to see what your MAX temps are.
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#5NicodimusPosted 8/22/2013 2:27:11 PM
45 under load is quite cool, so you may have some headroom for overclocking. You should really test it with Prime95, though. Every game may not push the CPU to the same degree, so that should not be your test. I like to keep my CPU under 80 degrees, personally, although it's rated for around 100.
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#6fataliPosted 8/22/2013 3:20:20 PM(edited)
Prime95 should not be used to test Haswell processors, it just doesn't work well anymore, there's a risk of damaging the processor because it changes the voltage levels to make it overheat.

You can use AIDA64 instead.
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#7SleepComa(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 4:10:35 PM
fatali posted...
Prime95 should not be used to test Haswell processors, it just doesn't work well anymore, there's a risk of damaging the processor because it changes the voltage levels to make it overheat.

You can use AIDA64 instead.


I see, I'm glad I didn't try prime95 yet!

I'll use AIDA64 then.

Thanks everyone, I guess when I OC I'll be back
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