Regular readers of KitGuru will already be aware how highly we rate the ND-D14 ‘Austrian Sandwich’ cooler from Noctua. We managed to hit 4.8ghz with both 655k and a 875k processors from Intel. We actually managed to get the 655k booting at 5ghz although stability wasn’t gained.
Latest news in is that a Chilean overclocking team managed to get a 655k to 5372mhz with the very same cooler!
“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.
KitGuru says: If you want a high end air cooler for your system, we think there is only one to get .. yep, the ‘Austrian Sandwich’ from Noctua