- Nov 19, 2016
For what it is worth, I get the same temperatures with the NH-C14S in dual fan mode blasting on at 2000RPM when I overclock my i7700k outside the case with similar settings. It is annoying that the temperature appears to spike from 30 to 60 to 90 not caring what my settings are on the cooler. I really miss that feeling of responsiveness from the 2600k.And my 7700K is stable at 4.8/4.9 and 5GHz with no AVX offset, but gets to 90c VERY FAST if over 1.30volts when stress testing it with a custom x264 16T Loop, ROG Realbench, and Prime94 v27.9, Linpack (a custom XTU load) & other stability testing programs and setup from this Kaby Lake Overclock.net thread, I'm going to do some more temperature testing today, reapply my thermal paste and see if it was that, swap back to the stock NH-L9i fan and see if it helps... so I can get some stable stock and OC temperature readings, before I delid, cuz I can't go back from a delild to compare temps. I suspect that the small cooler and limited space is to blame for the high temperatures, even with the scythe at 100% 2000RPMs. So I might absolutely have to delid if I'm going to run this thing at 5GHz below 90c with such a small cooler and once it's in the S4, too.
It will be interesting to see if a delid will improve my temperatures.