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Construido en base al legendario NH-D14 y habiendo llevado a cabo las investigaciones necesarias para obtener el más alto rendimiento en refrigeración silenciosa, el modelo NH-D15 de Noctua es un disipador de doble torre que cumple con las más altas expectativas. La disposición más separada de los heatpipes y sus dos ventiladores NF-A15 de 140 mm con soporte PWM para un control automático de la velocidad le permite mejorar la eficiencia del galardonado NH-D14. Equipado con el fiable sistema de montaje multisocket SecuFirm2™, el aclamado compuesto térmico NT-H1 de Noctua y gracias a los 6 años de garantía del fabricante, el NH-D15 se presenta como una solución completa y de gran calidad, al igual que se establece como la elección perfecta para usuarios y entusiastas del silencio.
Detalles
Basado en el galardonado NH-D14

Basado en el galardonado NH-D14

Noctua's NH-D14 has received more than 350 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines, making it one of the most successful premium heatsinks ever built. With its expanded layout and dual NF-A15 fans, the NH-D15 further improves the D14's much acclaimed quiet cooling performance.
Diseño de doble torre con 6 heatpipes

Diseño de doble torre con 6 heatpipes

Al compararlo con los disipadores convencionales de una sola torre, el preciso diseño de doble torre con 6 heatpipes del NH-D15 proporciona una mayor superficie, una mejor distribución y una eficiencia de flujo de aire superior, gracias al doble ventilador.
Conjunto de aletas más anchas y disposición más separada de los heatpipes

Conjunto de aletas más anchas y disposición más separada de los heatpipes

Comparado con el NH-D14, el conjunto de aletas del NH-D15 ha pasado de tener 140 mm a 150 mm y sus heatpipes están ahora más separados, lo que permite una distribución del calor más uniforme sobre un área de superficie mayor y, por lo tanto, contribuye a una mayor eficiencia del NH-D15.
Alta compatibilidad de RAM en modelos de un solo ventilador

Alta compatibilidad de RAM en modelos de un solo ventilador

Gracias a sus aletas más bajas, el NH-D15 proporciona un hueco de 64 mm para los disipadores de memoria más grandes en modelos de un solo ventilador, lo que hace que sea compatible con la mayoría de módulos RAM del mercado. En modelos de doble ventilador, el NH-D15 debería usarse con módulos RAM que tengan una medida estándar (de hasta 32 mm)*.
Doble ventilador NF-A15 de 140 mm

Doble ventilador NF-A15 de 140 mm

El NH-D15 cuenta con dos ventiladores NF-A15 de 140 mm de gran calidad. Al cumplir con los estándares AAO (Optimización Acústica Avanzada) de Noctua y gracias al sofisticado diseño aerodinámico que mide los Canales de Aceleración de Flujo, el NF-A15 se ha labrado una reputación como uno de los mejores ventiladores de 140 mm del mercado.
Soporte PWM y Adaptador para la reducción de ruido

Soporte PWM y Adaptador para la reducción de ruido

Los ventiladores NF-A15 del NH-D15 incluyen el soporte PWM para un conveniente control automático de la velocidad a través de la placa base, Además, la velocidad máxima del ventilador puede reducirse de 1500 a 1200 rpm, de modo que se puede obtener un funcionamiento más silencioso al utilizar el Adaptador para la reducción de ruido.
Excelente refrigeración de los componentes

Excelente refrigeración de los componentes

Situado en la parte inferior del conjunto de aletas, los grandes ventiladores NF-A15 no sólo contribuyen a incrementar las grandiosas capacidades de refrigeración de la CPU del NH-D15, sino que también brindan un considerable flujo de aire a los componentes que rodean a la placa base y disipadores, asegurando así un excelente rendimiento de refrigeración de los componentes.
Sistema de montaje SecuFirm2™

Sistema de montaje SecuFirm2™

Los sistemas de montaje SecuFirm2™ de Noctua se han convertido en sinónimo de calidad, seguridad y facilidad de uso. Al ser compatibles con Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011 y AMD (AM3(+), AM2(+), FM1, FM2(+)), el montaje de SecuFirm2™, incluido con el NH-D15, garantiza una presión de contacto perfecta y máxima comodidad en todos los sockets.
Compatibilidad con los antiguos y nuevos sockets

Compatibilidad con los antiguos y nuevos sockets

Al cumplir con los estándares del SecuFirm2™, el NH-D15 es compatible con los sockets más antiguos LGA1366 y LGA775, al utilizar el kit de montaje opcional NM-I3 que Noctua ofrece de manera gratuita. Si es técnicamente posible, Noctua también proporcionará los kit de actualización de los nuevos sockets.
Compuesto térmico NT-H1

Compuesto térmico NT-H1

El aclamado NT-H1 de Noctua es una solución térmica de gama alta de probada calidad que proporciona una resistencia térmica mínima, gran facilidad de uso y una destacable fiabilidad, lo que lo hace adecuado para su uso en entornos de estaciones de trabajo y servidores profesionales.
6 años de garantía

6 años de garantía

Los productos de Noctua son conocidos por su impecable calidad y destacada longevidad. Al igual que todos los demás ventiladores de Noctua, los modelos NF-A15 ofrecen un tiempo medio de vida entre fallos (MTBF) de más de 150 000 horas y el paquete NH-D15 completo viene con una garantía total del fabricante de 6 años.
*En chasis con un hueco para el disipador de CPU de más de 160 mm, el ventilador delantero puede moverse hacia arriba para dejar hueco a los módulos de memoria que tengan más de 32 mm.
NH-D15
Especificaciones disipador
Intel LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate necessario)
Altura (sin ventilador)
160 mm
Anchura (sin ventilador)
150 mm
Profundidad (sin ventilador)
135 mm
Altura (con ventilador)
165 mm
Anchura (con ventilador)
150 mm
Profundidad (con ventilador)
161 mm
Peso (sin ventilador)
980 g
Peso (con ventilador/es)
1320 g
Material
Cobre (base y heat-pipes), aluminio (aletas de refrigeración), uniones soldadas, niquelado
Tamaño del ventilador
140x150x25 (con agujeros de montaje 120mm), 140x140x25 (con agujeros de montaje 120mm), 120x120x25
Volumen de entrega
  • 2x ventilador de primera calidad NF-A15 PWM
  • 2x adaptador para reducción del ruido (L.N.A.)
  • Cable con forma de Y
  • Compuesto térmico NT-H1
  • Sistema de montaje SecuFirm2™
  • Noctua Case-Badge en metal
Garantía
6 años
Especificaciones ventilador
Modelo
2x Noctua NF-A15 PWM
Rodamiento
Velocidad de rotación max. (+/-10%)
1500 RPM
Velocidad de rotación con L.N.A. max. (+/-10%)
1200 RPM
Velocidad de rotación min. (PWM, +/-20%)
300 RPM
Sonoridad max.
24,6 dB(A)
Sonoridad con L.N.A. max.
19,2 dB(A)
Voltaje
12 V
MTTF
> 150.000 h
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SecuFirm2™ Intel LGA115x installation
SecuFirm2™ Intel LGA2011 installation
SecuFirm2™ AMD installation (NM-AMB1)
Video Reviews
The following video reviews have not been created by Noctua. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the videos lies entirely with the authors.
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17.03.2017 // GamesGuru.org
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NH-D15 Opinión

Noctua NH-D15 zdecydowanie zasługuje na miano produktu klasy premium. Wydajność na poziomie zamkniętych układów chłodzenia cieczą typu AiO, nienaganna kultura pracy oraz wyjątkowo łatwy i przyjazny montaż połączony ze świetną kompatybilnością daje nam cooler wręcz nieprzeciętny. Wyniki pomiarów temperatury pod obciążeniem pokazują, że NH-D15 jest w naszej platformie testowej lepszy od konkurencji, jednakże ze względu na specyfikę tego układu, niewielka różnica temperatur w naszych testach zacznie nabierać dużego znaczenia przy procesorach o większej ilości rdzeni i wątków, konstrukcjach bardziej rozbudowanych, gdzie wydzielane będzie jeszcze więcej ciepła. Największym atutem NH-D15 jest możliwość konkurowania z chłodzeniami All-in-One, które nierzadko są jeszcze droższe niż testowany w tym tekście cooler. Bywają także bardziej awaryjne i nierzadko głośniejsze, gdy weźmiemy pod uwagę hałas generowany nie tylko przez wentylatory, ale pompkoblok obsługujący tego typu układy. Chłodzenie austriackiej firmy może nie odpowiadać niektórym estetykom, ale jego pozostałe aspekty plasują go jako najlepsze chłodzenie procesora, z jakim miałem kiedykolwiek do czynienia. I mam przeczucie, że prędko się to nie zmieni.
Resultado del análisis: "Jeśli planujecie skutecznie schłodzić mocno podkręcone procesory, takie jak mainstreamowe i5-7600k, i7-7700k czy bardziej rozbudowane konstrukcje na platformach LGA-2011v3, ale nie ufacie układom AiO, to Noctua NH-D15 może być dla takiego zestawu idealna. Będziecie jedynie musieli przywyknąć, aby nie zaglądać co chwilę do obudowy, by sprawdzić, czy wentylatory faktycznie pracują. GamesGuru zdecydowanie poleca ten cooler każdemu, kto nie zwykł iść na kompromisy, jeśli chodzi o sprzęt komputerowy." (Filip Ciemiński, GamesGuru.org)
25.02.2017 // Pokde.net
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NH-D15 Opinión

Comparing the results between the Cooler Master MasterAir 4 and Raijintek Triton, the Noctua NH-D15 sit between these two coolers. The real differences between Noctua NH-D15 and these two coolers are the acoustic levels. Noctua NH-D15 fan are surprisingly quiet. I was truly impressed as I could barely hear the fans even during the stress tests. Meanwhile, the MasterAir Pro 4 and Raijintek were rather noisy as the fans ran full tilt to keep the temperature down.
Resultado del análisis: "Noctua's NH-D15 is still the top air cooler despite being launched back in 2014, even besting some AIO liquid cooling solutions available in the market now." (Muhammad Firdaus, Pokde.net)
23.02.2017 // HwOverdrive.com
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NH-D15 Opinión

Il Noctua NH-D15 conferma l’altissima qualità con cui Noctua progetta ogni suo prodotto. Oltre che posizionarsi tra i dissipatori top di gamma del mercato, il NH-D15 raccoglie senza nessun problema la pesante eredità lasciata dal Noctua NH-D14. Il dissipatore top di gamma Noctua è venduto ad un prezzo di circa 90 €, per cui se si ha disponibilità di spazio nel proprio case e non si vuole lesinare sulla temperature della propria CPU, raccomandiamo senza ombra di dubbio il Noctua NH-D15.
Resultado del análisis: "Pertanto viste le prestazioni, visto il ricco bundle e visto il rapporto qualità prezzo, conferiamo al Noctua NH-D15 un punteggio di 9.5 su 10 e la nostra golden award." (Attila Tortorella, HwOverdrive.com)
20.02.2017 // TechUniverse.it
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NH-D15 Opinión

Noctua con questo dissipatore ha fatto un capolavoro. Il corpo di questo dispositivo di raffreddamento non presenta imperfezioni o sbavature. Ovviamente, esistono sistemi di raffreddamento a liquido che hanno performance migliori di raffreddamento ma si tratta comunque di dispositivi con una pompa, liquido e radiatore. Chi come me, preferisce un dispositivo di raffreddamento con semplici ventole e corpo con alette in alluminio, questo Noctua NH-D15 è davvero la scelta migliore. Se a qualcuno non piace il colore delle ventole, nessuno gli impedisce di poterle cambiare con altre magari colorate o con illuminazione a LED. In realtà, il montaggio di questo dissipatore è piuttosto semplice. Le uniche cose di cui ci dobbiamo preoccupare è l’altezza dei moduli delle memorie RAM, ma è un problema facilmente risolvibile alzando la seconda ventola o in caso estremo, non mettendola proprio. Grazie alle clip, è facile collegare le ventole al corpo del dissipatore. Nella scatola, la ventola centrale è già installa al centro del dissipatore ma è necessario rimuoverla prima dell’installazione altrimenti non possiamo arrivare a stringere le viti di fissaggio. Il Noctua NH-D15 è un dissipatore ad aria ideato sopratutto per i processori che scaldano parecchio o con overclock piuttosto spinto.
Resultado del análisis: "Se cercate il miglior dissipatore ad aria ad alte prestazioni di raffreddamento per il vostro processore Intel o AMD, il Noctua NH-D15 è davvero molto consigliato." (TechUniverse.it)
06.02.2017 // GamesVillage.it
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NH-D15 Opinión

In conclusione questo mastodontico dissipatore risulta uno dei migliori della categoria, dalle prestazioni eccelse è capace di mantere a bada CPU sotto overclock medi e leggeri senza difficoltà. La dotazione risulta molto completa. Un prodotto con un eccellente qualità costruttiva e cura per i dettagli, impiega materiali di fascia alta come le placcature in nickel che rivestono la superficie a contatto con il processore e lungo gli heatpipes. La cura per i dettagli si riflette per gli accorgimenti adottati nelle ventole che le rendono tra le più silenziose sul mercato, nonchè la caratteristica per cui sono famose tra i clienti.
Resultado del análisis: "Un prodotto che stupisce e lo fa con stile, sicuramente non vi pentirete nel caso vogliate acquistarlo." (Daniele Massari, GamesVillage.it)
06.02.2017 // NasiLemakTech.com
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NH-D15 Opinión

Now that’s a humongous delta between both coolers! The temperature drop in idle isn’t that extreme – I get it, but under load, that’s a huge drop. I actually did monitor the temperatures on a rather hot (we’re in Malaysia after all) afternoon, and the temperatures were about 40 degrees on average under my daily usage loads. Another thing that has improved is the acoustics. From a noisy and whiny stock cooler to near-silent operations even under load while maintaining such great temperatures? That’s a difficult feat difficult to pull off.
Resultado del análisis: "The Noctua NH-D15 is certainly one of the best air coolers on the market today, while defeating some of the AiO liquid coolers too." (Yap Kok Kee, NasiLemakTech.com)
24.01.2017 // Adrenaline.com.br
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NH-D15 Opinión

  • Bom acabamento
  • Muito eficiente
  • Silencioso
  • Sem limitação com memórias de perfil alto
  • Resultado del análisis: "Um dos melhores coolers a ar para processadores do mercado" (Fábio Feyh, Adrenaline.com.br)
    23.01.2017 // DigitalPortal.sk
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    NH-D15 Opinión

    Oba modely rakúskeho výrobcu sú porovnateľné a veľmi vyrovnané chladiče do PC, ponúkajú takmer rovnaké parametre (teda až na to, že NH-D15S ponúka v základe jeden NF-A15 a v prípade potreby si druhý kus musí používateľ kúpiť samostatne). Oba modely sú za danú cenu vhodné na kúpu do každého počítača, potešia však najmä hráčov a náročných používateľov. Mnohí však v dnešnej dobe siahnu aj po novom fenoméne – vodnom chladení (či už ide o skladacie, alebo oveľa prístupnejšie AiO – teda all-in-one). Ten v skrinke síce lepšie vyzerá, ale mnohí majú radi klasiku. A ktorý z dvojice testovaných modelov odporúčať? Podľa nás sú výborné oba, avšak vzhľadom ku kompaktnejším rozmerom a o niečo nižšími nameranými hodnotám, sa prikláňame k modelu Noctua NH-D15S. Ponúkne totiž pomerne tichý chod, podáva výborné chladiace výkony a má širokú podporu socketov. Páči sa nám dizajn dvoch veží, medzi ktoré sa umiestni ventilátor „dovnútra“ chladiča a okolo neho tak zostane dostatočný priestor pre pohodlné usadenie RAM a ostatných komponentov v blízkosti chladiča.
    Resultado del análisis: "Podľa nás ide jednoznačne o výbornú voľbu medzi vzdušnými chladičmi a oba modely rozhodne odporúčame!" (Martin Klokner, DigitalPortal.sk)
    11.01.2017 // CyprusGamer.com
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    NH-D15 Opinión

    Από την άλλη, μιλάμε ίσως για μία εκ των κορυφαίων μοντέλων στην αγορά. Η Noctua δικαίως ‘’υπερηφανεύεται’’ για το συγκεκριμένο μοντέλο. Τα γραφήματα παραπάνω έδειξαν φυσικά την αλήθεια, μιας και κατά γενική ομολογία η Ivy Bridge τεχνολογία και δε οι i7-3770 και i7-3770K δεν μπορούμε να πούμε πως είναι και από τους πιο ‘’κρύους’’ επεξεργαστές που κυκλοφόρησαν (μιλάμε για μοντέλα πενταετίας). Με το ανάλογο customization στο case σας, και την ενσωμάτωση μίας NH-D15 είδατε πως το K μοντέλο δεν ξεπέρασε τους 55 βαθμούς κατά μέσο όρο. Εν κατακλείδι, μείναμε εντυπωσιασμένοι από την πρόταση της Noctua. Τα 100€ που ζητάει, είναι τίμια μιας και αντίστοιχες προτάσεις άλλων εταιριών και δε σε υδροψύξεις ζητούν άνω των 120€. Αυτό μαζί με τα κορυφαία αποτελέσματα αλλά και τα 6 χρόνια εγγύησης δεν μας αφήνει παρά να δώσουμε το παρακάτω βραβείο στην εν λόγω μοντέλο.
    Resultado del análisis: "Η Noctua NH-D15 ίσως να αποτελεί την καλύτερη λύση εκεί έξω, για όποιον θέλει να προβεί σε αγορά αερόξυψης. Τα βάζει άνετα με πολύ ακριβές υδροψύξεις της αγοράς και τις περισσότερες φορές βγαίνει κερδισμένη." (George Nterilas, CyprusGamer.com)
    07.09.2016 // ITHardware.pl
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    NH-D15 Opinión

    Noctua NH-D15 to bezpośredni następca dwuwieżowego modelu NH-D14. Nie jest to już produkt nowy, na rynku jest od ponad dwóch lat - co oczywiście nic mu nie ujmuje. Jak wiadomo, sukcesor legendy może tylko... tworzyć nową legendę. I tak oto NH-D15 ma nieco większą powierzchnię rozpraszania ciepła i jeden ciepłowód ekstra. Troszkę pozmieniało się też w temacie wentylatorów - w poprzednim modelu był jeden 120 mm oraz jeden 140 mm. Teraz obydwa są 140 mm (typu oversized - z otworami 120 mm). Co dla niektórych może być istotne, są także szybsze i kręcą się z deklarowaną szybkością 1500 obr./min (realnie troszkę szybciej), mając przy tym 4-pinową wtyczkę PWM. Nie musimy więc stosować żadnych przejściówek spowalniających - płyta główna sama w sobie może zapewnić bardzo cichą pracę komputera. Mimo to producent, w myśl tradycji, takie przejściówki dołącza. Spowalniają one wentylatory do 1200 obr./min. Rozwijając kwestię wentylatorów, mogą one osiągać nawet nieco więcej niż 1500 obr./min - odbywa się to oczywiście kosztem kultury pracy na maksymalnych obrotach. A jaka jest wydajność? Jak widac na wykresach - rewelacyjna. Już teraz można powiedzieć, że to jedna z najwydajniejszych konstrukcji w całym teście. Nawet przy włączonej regulacji obrotów NH-D15 pokazuje pazurki. Skąd tak dobra wydajność? Jest ona związana przede wszystkim z jakością rurek cielnych, użytych materiałów, a także z tym, że finy są przylutowane do rurek cieplnych.
    Resultado del análisis: "Bez wątpienia jest to cooler godny polecenia, o ile nie brak Wam gotówki." (Krzysztof Opacki , ITHardware.pl)

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    Preguntas frecuentes

    ¿Por qué la base de los disipadores Noctua no tiene un acabado pulido como un espejo?

    How can I check whether my case is wide/high enough for the cooler?

    I can't open the socket due to the mounting bars!

    Can the cooler be installed turned by 90° on AMD sockets?

    Does the package include a backplate for AMD AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2(+)?

    The supplied y-cable is missing a wire at one of the two connectors, is it faulty?

    How can I check whether my AMD mainboard has a standard AMD backplate that’s compatible with the SecuFirm2™ mounting system and how should I proceed with the installation?

    How to remove the base protection cover?

    I get a CPU fan error using my Noctua PWM fan, is it faulty?

    Does the mounting-system support LGA2011 based Xeon CPUs?

    How should I clean my Noctua cooler?

    Why is the cooler’s contact surface slightly convex?

    Is the cooler compatible with LGA775 and LGA1366?

    Can I install a 140mm fan with a square frame (e.g. NF-A14)?

    I’ve used all the NT-H1 thermal compound that came with the cooler, can you send me more?

    Which sockets are supported or can be supported using upgrade kits?

    How big is the NH-D15 and how much clearance does it provide for RAM and chipset coolers?

    Can I install a third fan on the NH-D15?

    Is the cooler compatible with the LGA2011-3 socket?

    Is it a problem that the CPU heatspreader is not covered completely by the heatsinkbase on LGA2011-3?

    What Thermal Design Power (TDP) is this cooler recommended for and how much Watt (W) of heat can it dissipate?

    Can I install a Noctua cooler in my system from Acer, Dell, HP or Lenovo?

    I'm experiencing fan speed issues with my motherboard from Supermicro, what can I do?

    Is the cooler compatible with the LGA1151 socket?

    Why doesn't the supplied backplate fit my LGA2011 motherboard?

    My case supports CPU coolers of up to XXXmm height, which model should I choose?

    ¿Por qué la base de los disipadores Noctua no tiene un acabado pulido como un espejo?

    I have difficulties installing the cooler, can you help?

    Should I take the cooler off before transporting my system?

    Are there any concerns using Noctua CPU coolers on Intel Skylake (LGA1151) CPUs?

    Can I keep using the backplate / mounting system of my previous Noctua cooler for my new one?

    How much torque should be applied when tightening the screws of a Noctua CPU cooler?

    How can I determine if the motherboard’s UEFI BIOS is overclocking my processor by default and deactivate this automatic overclocking?

    My unlocked Intel CPU is running too hot although my heatsink supports the specified TDP, what's the problem?

    How big is the NH-D15S and how much clearance does it provide for RAM and mainboard heatsinks? Copy

    ¿Por qué la base de los disipadores Noctua no tiene un acabado pulido como un espejo?

    Teniendo en cuenta que mayoría de los entusiastas del hardware usan compuestos térmicos de alta viscosidad, la superficie de la base de los disipadores Noctua se ha optimizado para el uso de este tipo de pastas térmicas. Las micro-hendiduras de la superficie de la base de los disipadores Noctua aseguran que los compuestos térmicos de alta viscosidad se dispersen de manera uniforme en una fina capa por toda la zona de contacto y que no queden huecos entre el disipador y la CPU. Con un acabado pulido como un espejo, el riesgo de una dispersión desigual es mucho más alto. Dado que las capas demasiado gruesas de pasta térmica y los huecos con aire deterioran dramáticamente la transferencia térmica, las micro-hendiduras son de vital importancia en el rendimiento general de los disipadores Noctua cuando se usan con compuestos térmicos de alta viscosidad.

    How can I check whether my case is wide/high enough for the cooler?

    Most case manufacturers provide specifications for maximum CPU cooler height/clearance. Please refer to these specifications in order to verify that the cooler will fit the case. If no specifications are available, please contact the case manufactuer or measure the distance from the motherboard tray to the side panel (tower cases) or top panel (desktop cases). If this distance is bigger than the height of the cooler + 15mm (mainboard spacers + mainboard + CPU), the height/width of your case should be sufficient.

    I can't open the socket due to the mounting bars!

    Please first loosen one of the two thumbscrews that hold the mounting bars in place. Then untighten the second screw so that you can swivel the mounting bar and open the socket. Depending on the position of the mounting bars, you may need to swivel both.

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    Can the cooler be installed turned by 90° on AMD sockets?

    No. The new SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM2, AM2+ and AM3 uses the same standardised hole spacing as the Intel system and thus allows for a much easier installation, but the cooler cannot be installed turned by 90°.

    Does the package include a backplate for AMD AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2(+)?

    No. As most AMD mainboards come with a stock backplate preinstalled, the cooler doesn’t include an AMD backplate. If your mainboard doesn’t have a backplate, please contact our support team at support@noctua.at.

    amd backplate

    The supplied y-cable is missing a wire at one of the two connectors, is it faulty?

    No. As mainboards can process only one rpm-signal per fan header, it would cause problems if the cable transmitted rpm-signals of both fans. For this reason, one of the two connectors does not have an rpm wire and only the fan on the other connector will transmit an rpm signal. Automatic speed control of both fans will work independent from the second fan’s rpm signal.

    How can I check whether my AMD mainboard has a standard AMD backplate that’s compatible with the SecuFirm2™ mounting system and how should I proceed with the installation?

    The SecuFirm2™ mounting system requires a standard AMD backplate (either plastic or metal) with screw threads as shown on the pictures below. These backplates are pre-installed on the rear side of most AMD mainboards (see first picture below) and fixed to the retention module with four screws (see second picture below). If your retention module is fixed with plastic bolts instead of metal screws, please contact support@noctua.at in order to obtain an appropriate backplate.

    In order to proceed with the installation of your Noctua cooler, please remove the four screws and the retention module but keep the backplate in place so that you can see the screw threads from the top side of the motherboard (see third picture below). You can then proceed with the installation of the SecuFirm2™ mounting kit as described in the manual (see fourth picture below).

    AMD backplate

    AMD backplate

    AMD backplate

    AMD backplate



    How to remove the base protection cover?

    Noctua CPU coolers are shipped with a plastic protection cover at the bottom side of the cooler, which protects the contact surface against scratches and other damage.

    The base of Noctua CPU coolers is made from hard-wearing nickel plated copper, so there's nothing to worry about if you buy a Noctua cooler from second hand or if your cooler didn't come with a protection cover. Please proceed with the installation as explained in the manual.

    You can simply remove the cover as shown below:

    Base Protection Cover

    I get a CPU fan error using my Noctua PWM fan, is it faulty?

    Noctua PWM fans feature a minimum speed of 300rpm to allow for ultra quiet operation when your CPU is at idle state and doesn’t require higher cooling performance. Some mainboards display error messages such as “CPU fan error” during the booting process when the fan speed is below a certain level. If you get such error messages using your Noctua PWM fan and if such options are available in your BIOS, please either adjust the minimum fan speed monitoring limit to 200rpm or increase the minimum PWM duty cycle. If your BIOS doesn’t offer these options, please disable CPU fan errors. For detailed information on BIOS fan settings, please consult your mainoard’s manual or contact your mainboard manufacturer.

    Does the mounting-system support LGA2011 based Xeon CPUs?

    There are two different types of ILM (Independent Loading Mechanism) for Intel’s LGA2011 based Xeon CPUs: Square ILM with 80x80mm hole spacing and Narrow ILM with 56x94mm hole spacing. The Square ILM socket is mechanically identical to the LGA2011 socket for Core i7, so the mounting-system is fully compatible, but it is not compatible with Xeon mainboards that use the Narrow ILM:

    Xeon Compatibility

    How should I clean my Noctua cooler?

    Dust: Fans and heatsinks inside computer cases tend to accumulate dust over longer periods of usage. In order to maintain maximum performance, please clean your fan and heatsink regularly. For cleaning, please first remove the fan from the heatsink and clean it using a duster, slightly moist tissue or canned air. Please be careful not to use too much force in order to prevent any damage to the fan. Please do not use a vacuum cleaner as this may apply excessive force to the fan and do not put the fan under running water as water residues inside the motor may lead to short circuits. Please also note that the fan is not designed to be taken apart by the user. Removing the impeller from the frame will break the sealing of the bearing and results in a loss of warranty. Before reinstalling the fan, clean the heatsink itself with a duster or vacuum cleaner. Do not use water to clean the cooler. Finally put the fan back on and connect it to your motherboard fan header or fan controller.
    Thermal paste residues: Whenever you take off the heatsink from the CPU, we recommend to clean the CPU as well as the base of the cooler before re-applying thermal paste and re-installing the cooler. You can either just wipe the base and the CPU clean with a dry, lint-free tissue or, for more thorough cleaning, use a lint-free tissue moistened with either a mild solution of washing-up liquid or isopropyl alcohol. Do not put the cooler or CPU under running water. Note that both the base of the heatsink and the CPU should be dry, free from residues of thermal compound and free from grease before re-applying thermal paste and re-installing the cooler.

    Why is the cooler’s contact surface slightly convex?

    As the Integrated Heat Spreaders (IHS) of today’s CPUs are slightly concave, the cooler’s contact surface has been deliberately designed to be slightly convex in order to ensure optimal contact. This way, more contact pressure will be applied at the centre of the IHS directly above the DIE, which results in better heat transfer and improved overall performance.

    Is the cooler compatible with LGA775 and LGA1366?

    The cooler does not support LGA775 and LGA1366 out of the box, but can be made compatible using the NM-I3 mounting kit. Noctua provides the NM-I3 kit free of charge if a proof of purchase (scan, photo or electronic copy of the invoice) of the cooler and an LGA775 or LGA1366 motherboard or CPU are presented. In order to install the cooler using the NM-I3 kit, please first unscrew the center screw of the original one-piece fastening bracket (you can reach through the fin stack using the long screw driver supplied with the cooler) and remove it. Then install the two fastening brackets of the NM-I3 kit as described in the NM-I3 installation manual.

    Can I install a 140mm fan with a square frame (e.g. NF-A14)?

    Yes, fan clips for installing square frame 140mm fans (such as the NF-A14) are available on request via our customer support.

    I’ve used all the NT-H1 thermal compound that came with the cooler, can you send me more?

    Please kindly note that the NT-H1 thermal compound supplied with our coolers is a consumable item so our manufacturer’s warranty does not include providing additional thermal compound. You can purchase NT-H1 from our resellers.

    Which sockets are supported or can be supported using upgrade kits?

    Please refer to our socket compatibility chart.

    How big is the NH-D15 and how much clearance does it provide for RAM and chipset coolers?

    Please refer to the following drawing for the exact measurements and clearance for RAM and chipset coolers:

    D15

    The front fins of the NH-D15 generally protrude over the RAM slots. Due to the recessed lower fins, it is still possible to use RAM modules with up to 64mm height in single fan mode. In dual fan mode, the front fan will sit above the RAM slots as well. In this case, Noctua recommends using standard height RAM (up to 32mm). However, in chassis with more than 165mm CPU cooler clearance, the front fan can be moved upwards to make room for memory modules taller than 32mm (e.g. moving the fan 5mm up will increase the total height from 165 to 170mm and make room for 37mm tall modules).

    Can I install a third fan on the NH-D15?

    Adding a third fan to the NH-D15 only yields minimal improvements in cooling performance (0.5°C max.), but noise levels will increase significantly. As this doesn’t make sense from a technical point of view, we don’t include mounting hardware for a third fan in the box and don’t offer it separately.

    Is the cooler compatible with the LGA2011-3 socket?

    Yes. Due to the heatsink mounting mechanism being identical on LGA2011-0 and 2011-3, the cooler supports both types of LGA2011-3.

    Is it a problem that the CPU heatspreader is not covered completely by the heatsinkbase on LGA2011-3?

    No. Depending on the orientation of the cooler, 1-2mm at the outer edge of the heatspreader may not be covered by the heatsink base. As the heat is concentrated at the center of the CPU and the outermost parts are irrelevant for heat-transfer, this is no problem at all.

    What Thermal Design Power (TDP) is this cooler recommended for and how much Watt (W) of heat can it dissipate?

    Please refer to our TDP guide for information on maximum recommended TDP and heat dissipation.

    Can I install a Noctua cooler in my system from Acer, Dell, HP or Lenovo?

    Systems from Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo or other major brands often use motherboards which differ slightly from the specifications issued by Intel and AMD. While those changes are usually subtle, they can lead to compatibility issues with coolers that where built to comply with these specifications.

    Even in case the cooler is mechanically compatible and can be installed, other issues can occur, e.g. proprietary fan connectors, BIOS errors due to a low fan speed, shutdowns, etc. Some of these problems can be avoided with some technical knowledge, but especially BIOS related issues can often not be resolved.

    Due to the large number of possible issues that cannot be resolved with different mounting parts alone, Noctua does not officially support systems from Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo or other major brands.

    I'm experiencing fan speed issues with my motherboard from Supermicro, what can I do?

    The BIOS of many motherboard models from Supermicro expects a certain minimum fan speed (usually 700rpm), which is higher than the minimum fan speed that can be achieved with Noctua's PWM fan models. The BIOS may interpret the low minimum RPM of Noctua fans as a fan error and thus try to run the fan at 100% for a short period before going back to automatic control.. This can result in oscillating fan speeds and fan speed warnings in the BIOS or the fan management console.

    Unfortunately there is usually no option to set a lower minimum value that would suit the low minimum speed of Noctua PWM fans.The issue can thus only be resolved by either disabling automatic fan speed control in BIOS, which will cause the fans to run at a constant speed, or by requesting a modified BIOS file from Supermicro, which takes the minimum fan speed of Noctua fans into account (charges might apply).

    Is the cooler compatible with the LGA1151 socket?

    Yes. Due to the heatsink mounting mechanism being identical on LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155 and LGA1156, the cooler also supports LGA1151.

    Why doesn't the supplied backplate fit my LGA2011 motherboard?

    The supplied backplate is for LGA115x only and there is no backplate required for installation on LGA2011. Please refer to the installation manual for how to install the heatsink on LGA2011.

    My case supports CPU coolers of up to XXXmm height, which model should I choose?

    Please refer to our TDP guide in order to select the cooler that offers the best cooling performance at a given height.

    ¿Por qué la base de los disipadores Noctua no tiene un acabado pulido como un espejo?

    Teniendo en cuenta que mayoría de los entusiastas del hardware usan compuestos térmicos de alta viscosidad, la superficie de la base de los disipadores Noctua se ha optimizado para el uso de este tipo de pastas térmicas. Las micro-hendiduras de la superficie de la base de los disipadores Noctua aseguran que los compuestos térmicos de alta viscosidad se dispersen de manera uniforme en una fina capa por toda la zona de contacto y que no queden huecos entre el disipador y la CPU. Con un acabado pulido como un espejo, el riesgo de una dispersión desigual es mucho más alto. Dado que las capas demasiado gruesas de pasta térmica y los huecos con aire deterioran dramáticamente la transferencia térmica, las micro-hendiduras son de vital importancia en el rendimiento general de los disipadores Noctua cuando se usan con compuestos térmicos de alta viscosidad.

    I have difficulties installing the cooler, can you help?

    Please refer to the installation manual and our video installation guides for detailed instructions on how to install the cooler.

    Should I take the cooler off before transporting my system?

    As it is not possible to reliably calculate or control the forces that act upon a system during transport (e.g. in shipping), we generally recommend, for safety reasons, taking the cooler off. Noctua cannot be held responsible for any damage that may arise due to excessive stress during transport if you keep the heatsink installed.

    Are there any concerns using Noctua CPU coolers on Intel Skylake (LGA1151) CPUs?

    Our SecuFirm2™ mounting systems undergo comprehensive compatibility tests before being approved for new platforms. We have neither detected any problem with regard to the Intel LGA1151 platform (“Skylake”) during these tests nor have we received any reports from our customers, sales partners and system integrators that would indicate any possible issue. Our SecuFirm2™ mounting systems (with the exception of some compact L-type models) rely on coil springs to create the required contact pressure, which gives a certain flexibility both with regards to tolerances in stackup height and shocks or other forces. Compared to spring-less mounting systems, which exclusively rely on the bending of the mounting brackets in order to create contact pressure, this allows to reduce the mechanical stress on CPU, socket and motherboard and thus helps to prevent possible damage from excessive forces. However, as it is not possible to reliably calculate or control the forces that act upon a system during transport (e.g. in shipping), we generally recommend, due to safety reasons, to take off coolers with a total weight of more than 700g (incl. fan).

    Can I keep using the backplate / mounting system of my previous Noctua cooler for my new one?

    Most Noctua SecuFirm™ mounting parts are cross-compatible, so if you’re replacing one Noctua cooler with another, it is usually possible to keep the original backplate and/or mounting system in place in order to re-use it for the new cooler. If you had your previous Noctua cooler installed on an Intel LGA115x (LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150), LGA2011 (LGA2011-0, LGA2011-3) or LGA1366 system and replace it with an NH-U14S, NH-U12S or NH-U9S, you only need to replace the original mounting bars with the NM-IMB3 ones supplied with the new cooler. For all other models, you can keep the entire mounting system in place on the aforementioned Intel sockets. On AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, you only need to replace the original mounting bars with the ones supplied with the new cooler.

    How much torque should be applied when tightening the screws of a Noctua CPU cooler?

    All screws should be tightened gently until they stop without using excessive force. Please do not exceed the following values for maximum tightening torque:
    Screw typeMax. torque
    NM-SSC1 screws for fixing the fastening brackets to the base of the heatsink0.5 Nm
    NM-ITS1 thumb screws for fixing Intel mounting bars0.5 Nm
    NM-ALS1 screws for fixing AMD mounting bars0.6 Nm
    Spring-loaded screws for fixing the heatsink to the mounting bars0.6 Nm

    How can I determine if the motherboard’s UEFI BIOS is overclocking my processor by default and deactivate this automatic overclocking?

    Most motherboard vendors allow their overclocking-enabled products (e.g. those with Intels X- or Z-series chipsets) to run the processor at increased clock speeds by default, without requiring any user action at all. Since TDP (Thermal Design Power) limits are usually also disabled by default, this leads to the CPU exceeding the rated TDP to a varying degree, depending on the used applications and their workloads. Due to the increased heat output of the CPU, you may see higher CPU temperatures than expected.

    In order to find out if your motherboard is overclocking your processor by default, please enter the UEFI BIOS and select the “advanced” or “overclocking” menu. There you should be able to find options such as “MultiCore Enhancement” (options: enabled/disabled), “CPU Ratio Apply Mode” (options: all/per core) or similar. To disable the automatic overclocking, adjust the settings either to “disabled” or “per core” and make sure that the individual multipliers match the original specifications.

    In doubt, please contact your motherboard vendor for detailed instructions on how to disable this feature.

    My unlocked Intel CPU is running too hot although my heatsink supports the specified TDP, what's the problem?

    Intel's unlocked CPUs (K, X and C suffix) can dissipate more heat than indicated by the TDP specification if
    1. the TDP limits are extended or disabled in the motherboards' BIOS.
    2. the motherboard applies automatic overclocking by default, e.g. by raising the supply voltage of the CPU and using higher Turbo-Mode multipliers.
    3. some software creates untypical loads, e.g. Prime95 with AVX2 support and a) and/or b) apply.

    This can lead to temperature issues, especially when using smaller coolers or compact cases.

    The actual power draw of the processor can be monitored with software provided by the motherboard vendor or with 3rd party tools like HWInfo or HWMonitor.

    If you encounter temperature issues (>90°C) and notice a higher than specified power draw, please ensure that no automatic overclocking is applied and limit the TDP to the specified value by choosing appropriate BIOS settings.

    For Kaby Lake CPUs, it may also help to lower the CPU clock speed for applications that heavily use the AVX instruction set, which can lead to higher loads and power draw. This option is usually referred to as “AVX offset” and makes it possible to lower the multiplier specifically for AVX based applications without reducing performance when using other instruction sets. Depending on the quality of the CPU and the programs being used, a reduction of 2-3 steps usually gives very good results.

    Please contact your motherboard vendor for details if you have trouble finding the appropriate settings in the BIOS.

    All our TDP recommendations are based on thorough testing with the default values specified by Intel using popular applications such as Asus Realbench and prime95. Please note, however, that prime95 creates a particularly high load that goes beyond typical application scenarios and this leads to elevated temperatures. We thus recommend using other programs such as Realbench for checking the stability and temperatures of the CPU in realistic scenarios.

    How big is the NH-D15S and how much clearance does it provide for RAM and mainboard heatsinks? Copy

    Yes, Low-Noise Adaptors (L.N.A.s) can be used with y-cables, but please make sure to use one L.N.A. per fan and to place the L.N.A.s between the y-cable and the fans as shown below. Never use one L.N.A. for two (or more fans) by placing it between the mainboard and the y-cable!

    D15S

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