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    Default Breaking the 5GHz barrier with Noctua's NH-D14

    Renowned Noctua cooler sails past 5GHz, pushing 655K CPU to new heights on air.

    Read the story in full here...

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    I understand this is a real good heatsink but that has to have a golden chip or he pumped cold air on it.
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    ^ Best Avatar yet?, Hrmm, it just doesn't seem right even for a suicide run to me. Although if the Noctua fans are anything to go by ti could be i got them Push and Pull in my Rad and as the exhaust fans and I'm getting temps in the teens..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    ^ Best Avatar yet?, Hrmm, it just doesn't seem right even for a suicide run to me. Although if the Noctua fans are anything to go by ti could be i got them Push and Pull in my Rad and as the exhaust fans and I'm getting temps in the teens..

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    Validated CPU-Z doesn't lie man. If you hit it, you hit it. Just like when we bench for HWBOT scores and rankings. Doesn't need to be stable, you just need to hit it, that's all that matters. It's like hitting a top speed on a dragstrip in a car.....you'll never run those speeds for more than a couple seconds, but someone can claim they hit XXX top speed and that has to be taken as fact.

    I will say the Noctua D-14 is the best performing heatsink I've ever tested though.

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    Not hard to do at all with the i3/i5 Dual cores. They clock like a bat out of hell with less heat than the old dual cores.

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    I wish the 875k clocked so well. The 655k is going into my wife's build, but I'd rather it was a quad-core. Not enough power on ITX motherboards to really clock the quads though.

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    Yep. Our 655K review is coming very soon (I went through 3 boards and bricked another trying to get the chip running) and it goes like a cheetah, especially on LN2

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    I would bet chip was a test sample....

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