- Dual NF-P14/NF-P12 PWM premium-grade fan setup for superior quietness and long-term stability.
- SecuFirm2 LGA2011 mounting System and High-end Thermal Compound (NT-H1).
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Who Needs Liquid Cooling 02/03/2013
This review is from: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
What can I say, pre-Noctua, with my Q9550 at 3.8 GHz and 100% performance, the CPU ran at 60 deg C. Any speed over 2.9 GHz the CPU temp past the Intel 72 deg C limit. Post Noctua at 3.5 GHz and 100% performance the CPU is at 40-45 deg C.
It was a little tricky installing the SE2011 on a LGA775, but Noctua makes a kit for that. It's a little difficult to find, but Google helped. I was glad I have a full size tower case too. this thing is huge!
The fans can also be changed to optimize the airflow through the "radiators". The "stock" placement has air from one "radiator" going into the other "radiator" which might not be the best arrangement. I had room to change the fans around so air goes from the space between the "radiators" out in oposite directions.
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