So I just put this build together yesterday. Im using a 4770k with a maximus formula 6 mobo with a NH-D14 cooler. I used the "pea" method of putting tp on. Ive done enough cpu installations / rebuilds that I think I'm confident in my TP applying skills but I could be wrong. I had to fight to get the bottom screen on the D14 to latch on. I believe I wasn't pushing it down and screwing it in correctly but anyway I got it on without breaking anything.
Running Prime95 since yesterday to break it in and I see all cores are the same temp but #3. #3 is about 10degrees cooler. Right now cpu completely maxed out at 3.9ghz the temp readings are
Core 0: 141.8F
Core 1: 141.6F
Core 2: 141.8F
Core 3: 127.6F
I have been trying to find a layout of the Die so i know exactly where cpu 3 is, so when i take off the cpu cooler to reapply the paste, I can hopefully tell I put a little too much in one area or if the cooler squeezed too much into one area when I was trying to screw on that bottom screw. I want to get it right before OC'ing.
Im also posting this to see if this is "normal" or not. Every build I've done in the last 5 years has been AMD and I've seen temps +/- 2 degrees between each core when maxed out, that doesn't worry me, I've taken coolers off and seen an even spread going out. So I don't think its me, but it could've been me cause I had so much fun installing the NH D14. Love the cooler, just don't know why it was being a *****.
Figured out what I did wrong with the NH D14. Since I'm not use to the push pin / securfirm implementation I wasn't patient enough, also I needed a longer / different screwdriver then what they gave me. Looks like Ill be taking apart the build..
But I would still like everyone and anyones input on my temps please