Continuing the latest series of overclocking
records using Noctua's NH-D14, overclockers from the United Kingdom and
Slovenia have joined the the Chilean overclocking squad from
UnknownTeam.cl in pushing their CPUs over the 5GHz barrier using
Noctua's flagship model. Tom Logan from Overclock3D.net got his Intel
Core i7 970 to 5012Mhz and Miha Šabic from TesT-InG.com made it to a
breathtaking 5502MHz on his Core i5 680.
"Many of the regular readers know the Noctua NH-D14 is my weapon of
choice and just so happens to be the air cooler that stopped me fussing
around with water cooling all the time, I think this quite easily
demonstrates why!" says Tom Logan from Overclock3D.net after cracking
the 5GHz barrier.
Logan pushed the core voltage of his Core i7 970 up to 1.528V and Šabic,
after first being stuck at 5490MHz, even went to a blistering 1.648V in
order to reach the 5.5Ghz mark. Remarkably, both overclockers have
achieved their outstanding results with the NH-D14's stock configuration
of Noctua's super quiet NF-P12 and NF-P14 fans, demonstrating that
record speeds can be achieved without using noisy fans.
"Despite the high overclock and excessive voltages, Noctua's NH-D14 had
no problems cooling the CPU and also remained absolutely quiet, which is
really amazing." explains Miha Šabic. "We've tried this with other
coolers but without success. The bottom line is that the NH-D14 is one
of the best, if not the best, air cooler out there and we highly
recommend it to everyone who wants to build a cool, quiet system with
lots of overclocking headroom."