5GHz+ with Noctua's NH-D14 Cooler

Tagged: Cooler, overclock, overclocking, Press Releases
Source: Noctua - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 18 weeks ago

Santiago de Chile / Vienna, June 18th 2010 - Just two weeks after Allan Campbell from KitGuru.com pushed his Intel Core i5 655K close to the 5GHz barrier with his Noctua NH-D14, the Chilean overclocking squad from UnknownTeam.cl established a new world record on air cooling. Using the Noctua NH-D14 on their 655K CPU, Carlos 'Dahaka' Cuevas and his team-mates broke the 5GHz barrier and reached an astonishing 5372MHz!


"What we can say about the NH-D14 is that the cooler was very easy to mount, it looked very big but we didn't have any problems with other components of the motherboard", says Hernán 'Jureleitor' Barros, Sponsorship and Marketing Cordinator of UnknownTeam.cl. "It is incredibly quiet even over 5 GHz, and it took us almost no effort to break the world record again. It was a great experience and we all felt very good about the cooler, it was just amazing!"

After Jeremy Pérez Díaz aka Yagami pushed the 655K CPU to a record speed beyond 5GHz using the NH-U12P SE2 last week, the team switched to the NH-D14 at a meeting hosted by PCFactory.cl's Rodrigo Salazar. Noctua's award-winning flagship model gave Carlos 'Dahaka' Cuevas and his colleagues additional overclocking headroom and allowed the Chileans to best their previous record by another 70MHz. These outstanding results are another testimony to the NH-D14's ability to support amazing clock speeds while maintaining superb quietness of operation.

Intel Core i5 655K overclocking at UnknownTeam.cl: http://www.unknownteam.cl/2010/06/14/junta-unknown_team-nuevamente-rompiendo-records/3/
CPU-Z Validation: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1240692
Hwbot.org Ranking: http://hwbot.org/hardware/processor/core_i5_655k?tab=2drankings
Additional photos: http://www.unknownteam.cl/2010/06/14/junta-unknown_team-nuevamente-rompiendo-records/8/
Noctua NH-D14: http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=productview&products_id=34&lng=en
PCFactory.cl: http://www.pcfactory.cl/

About UnknownTeam.cl
Founded in 2007, UnknownTeam.cl is a popular and well respected overclocking team in Latin America, with members from Chile and Venezuela. We participate in the Worldwide Overclocking League HWBOT, and our best ranking was #78 out of 750 teams from all over the world. As one of the leading overclocking teams in the region (1st in Chile and 4th in South America) we have a long track record of excellence both in competition and the administration of our practices.

About Noctua
Designed in Austria, Noctua's premium cooling components are internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 1000 awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines, Noctua's fans and heatsinks are chosen by more than a hundred thousand satisfied customers around the globe.



Joined: 04/05/2010
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can h2o cooling push it even further or is it about the same?

Andreas Hofer
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I have the original Noctua NH-U12P and added the second fan later with the switch to Xeon X3360. Even though performance is really good I am thinking of replacing it with the bigger NH-D14, not for OC but because I have another PC that could really need a replacement for Intel's stock cooler and it is just so big :).

It would be interesting to see how well it performs, with an overclocked i7-920 @4GHz, compared to water coolers and what happens if you add a third fan (yes it's possible but you have to buy another pair of metal brackets to mount it or be creative).

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We are looking forward to it :)

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Review coming soon... ;)