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Continuing Noctua’s tradition of supplying customers with its premium-class SecuFirm2™ mountings free of charge, the NM-AM4 kit allows Noctua users to upgrade their coolers to AMD’s AM4 socket (Ryzen). It is backwards compatible with most Noctua coolers since 2005* and has been designed to combine outstanding reliability, optimal contact pressure and easy, straightforward installation. Bringing the trusted SecuFirm2™ quality to AMD’s AM4 platform, the NM-AM4 is an enthusiast-grade mounting kit that meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease of use.
Owners of Noctua CPU coolers* can obtain the NM-AM4 Mounting-Kit free of charge via this form. A proof of purchase (electronic version, photo or scan of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and either a socket AM4 mainboard or socket AM4 CPU are required.

The NM-AM4 SecuFirm2™ Mounting-Kit is also available for purchase at some of our resellers. If you need the kit urgently, please consider ordering it via a local reseller.

*Please see this FAQ for detailed compatibility information and note that there is a dedicated upgrade kit available for NH-U14S, NH-U12S and NH-U9S (NM-AM4-UxS). The kit cannot be provided free of charge for DX series Intel Xeon coolers. If you would like to use the kit with these coolers, please purchase it from a local reseller. Please also note that this kit is not compatible with the NH-L9i/NH-L9a low-profile cooler and DO A3 series AMD Opteron coolers.
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Trusted SecuFirm2™ Quality

Trusted SecuFirm2™ Quality

Over the years, SecuFirm2™ has become synonymous with impeccable long-term stability and flawless craftsmanship. Enthusiast users and industry clients alike trust the time-tested quality of Noctua's professional mounting systems.
Perfect Contact Pressure

Perfect Contact Pressure

SecuFirm2™ mounting systems use high-grade coil springs to achieve perfect contact pressure. No guesswork regarding how far to tighten the mounting screws, no risk of damaging the socket with excessive pressure!
Integrated Fastening Brackets

Integrated Fastening Brackets

Noctuas SecuFirm2™ systems feature fully integrated fastening brackets with pre-fixed pressure screws and springs, which greatly facilitates the installation process. No fiddling with loose screws and springs!
Tailor-made for AM4

Tailor-made for AM4

In order to cut costs, many manufacturers use cross-platform parts for both Intel and AMD, which can cause compatibility issues. Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM4 has been tailor-made for this socket in order to ensure optimal compatibility.
Cooler can be installed turned by 90°**

Cooler can be installed turned by 90°**

Coming with two different sets of mounting bars, the SecuFirm2™ system allows the users to choose the orientation of the cooler according to their preferences in order to ensure best compatibility and optimal alignment with the airflow path inside the case.**
Backwards compatibility

Backwards compatibility

Noctua CPU coolers are renowned for being safe, long-term investments that can be used for several CPU generations. Accordingly, the SecuFirm2™ kit is fully backwards compatible with most Noctua coolers since 2005, so even 10-year-old coolers can be made compatible with the latest AMD socket.
**The possibility of installing the cooler turned by 90° depends on the free space around the CPU socket and can thus vary from motherboard to motherboard.
NM-AM4 mounting-kit
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Notes and warnings
Owners of Noctua CPU coolers* can obtain the NM-AM4 Mounting-Kit free of charge via this form. A proof of purchase (electronic version, photo or scan of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and either a socket AM4 mainboard or socket AM4 CPU are required.

The NM-AM4 SecuFirm2™ Mounting-Kit is also available for purchase at some of our resellers. If you need the kit urgently, please consider ordering it via a local reseller.

*Please see this FAQ for detailed compatibility information and note that there is a dedicated upgrade kit available for NH-U14S, NH-U12S and NH-U9S (NM-AM4-UxS). The kit cannot be provided free of charge for DX series Intel Xeon coolers. If you would like to use the kit with these coolers, please purchase it from a local reseller. Please also note that this kit is not compatible with the NH-L9i/NH-L9a low-profile cooler and DO A3 series AMD Opteron coolers. note_warnings
Kit Specification
Cooler compatibility
NH-C12P
NH-C12P SE14
NH-C14
NH-C14S
NH-D14
NH-D14 SE2011
NH-D15
NH-D15S
NH-D9L
NH-L12
NH-L9x65
NH-U12
NH-U12DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)
NH-U12DX
NH-U12DX 1366
NH-U12DX i4
NH-U12F
NH-U12P
NH-U12P SE1366
NH-U12P SE2
NH-U9
NH-U9B
NH-U9B SE2
NH-U9DX i4
NH-U9DX 1366
NH-U9DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)
NH-U9F
NM-AM4 mounting-kit

Installation Manual (PDF)

Information Sheet (PDF)

Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with AMD AM4 (Ryzen)?

The following models include a mounting-kit for socket AM4 and are thus compatible out of the box:

NH-D15 SE-AM4
NH-U12S SE-AM4
NH-L9x65 SE-AM4

The following models can be made compatible with the AM4 socket free of charge using the NM-AM4 upgrade-kit:

NH-C12P
NH-C12P SE14
NH-C14
NH-C14S
NH-D14
NH-D14 SE2011
NH-D15
NH-D15S
NH-D9L
NH-L12
NH-L9x65
NH-U12
NH-U12F
NH-U12P
NH-U12P SE1366
NH-U12P SE2
NH-U9
NH-U9B
NH-U9B SE2
NH-U9F

The following models can be made compatible with the AM4 socket free of charge using the NM-AM4-UxS upgrade-kit:

NH-U14S
NH-U12S
NH-U9S

The following models can be made compatible with the AM4 socket using the NM-AM4 upgrade-kit but are not eligible for Noctua‘s free mounting offer, so users have to purchase the kit at local resellers:

NH-U12DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)
NH-U12DX
NH-U12DX 1366
NH-U12DX i4
NH-U9DX i4
NH-U9DX 1366
NH-U9DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)

The following models are not compatible with the AM4 socket and can not be upgraded:

NH-L9i
NH-U12DO A3
NH-U9 DO A3

We also aim to provide an upgrade-kit for NH-L9a, but due to some late changes to the AM4 platform, it is not yet clear whether installation will be possible. We are currently exploring the available options and will provide more information at a later date.

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