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En associant un double radiateur imposant à six caloducs à un système étonnant à double ventilation (un NF-P14 et un NF-P12), le NH-D14 a été conçu pour atteindre des performances impressionnantes en termes de silence et de refroidissement. Assorti d’un tube de la célèbre pâte thermique NT-H1 de Noctua ainsi que du nouveau système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm2™, le NH-D14 est la solution ultime pour ceux qui sont en quête d’un refroidissement silencieux haut de gamme.
Détails
Une conception basée sur un double radiateur à 6 caloducs

Une conception basée sur un double radiateur à 6 caloducs

En améliorant les surfaces d'échange, la dissipation de la chaleur et l'optimisation des flux d'air (comparé aux radiateurs conventionnels de type tour), le double radiateur à six caloducs du NH-D14 a été spécialement conçu afin d'obtenir un refroidissement silencieux optimal dans le cadre d'une utilisation à double ventilateur.
Système à double ventilateur NF-P14/NF-P12

Système à double ventilateur NF-P14/NF-P12

Le NH-D14 est équipé d'un système à double ventilation d'une extrême qualité et constitué du célèbre NF-P12 de Noctua (120mm) et d'un NF-P14 (140mm). Ces derniers bénéficient tous deux d'encoches Vortex-control, de la technologie SCD et de roulements SSO-Bearing afin de garantir l'équilibre parfait entre performance et silence.
Design asymétrique pour une excellente compatibilité

Design asymétrique pour une excellente compatibilité

Situé au bas des empilages d'ailettes du radiateur, le ventilateur NF-P14 ne contribue pas seulement aux performances époustouflantes de refroidissement de CPU mais délivre aussi un flux d'air important en direction des composants alentours situés sur la carte mère et près des dissipateurs. Il assure ainsi un refroidissement optimal des composants.
Excellent refroidissement des composants

Excellent refroidissement des composants

Hanging out at the bottom of the fin-stacks, the NF-P14 fan doesn't only contribute to the NH-D14's superb CPU cooling capabilities but also provides massive airflow over surrounding motherboard components and heatsinks, thus ensuring excellent component cooling performance.
Système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm2™

Système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm2™

Le système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm2™ dédié aux passionnés offre une large compatibilité avec les différents sockets du marché (LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA775, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+) et sait satisfaire les plus exigeants tant au niveau de la sécurité et de la pression de contact que de la facilité de montage.
Pâte thermique NT-H1

Pâte thermique NT-H1

Largement plébiscitée, la NT-H1 de Noctua est une solution TIM de haute technicité qui combine résistance thermique minimum, facilité d'application et incroyable fiabilité.
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Spécifications radiateurrn
Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA775, LGA2011 sur demande, Asus X-socket™ & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate requis)
Hauteur (ventilateur non compris)
160 mm
Largeur (ventilateur non compris)
140 mm
Profondeur (ventilateur non compris)
130 mm
Hauteur (ventilateur compris)
160 mm
Largeur (ventilateur compris)
140 mm
Profondeur (ventilateur compris)
158 mm
Poids (ventilateur non compris)
900 g
Poids (ventilateur/s compris)
1070/1240* g
Matériau
cuivre (fond et caloducs), aluminium (plaques de refroidissement), soudé & nickelé
Autorisé jusquà
voir guide TDP
Dimensions du ventilateur
140x150x25 (avec fixation 120mm), 140x140x25 (avec fixation 120mm), 120x120x25
Volume de livraison
  • 1x NF-P14 premium fan
  • 1x NF-P12 premium fan
  • 2x Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
  • Y-Split Cable
  • 4x Vibration-Compensators (for using NF-P12 as case fan)
  • 4x Fan screws (for using NF-P12 as case fan)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kits
  • Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Garantie
6 ans
Spécifications ventilateur
Type roulements
Vitesse de rotation (+/-10%)
1200 / 1300 RPM
Vitesse de rotation avec U.L.N.A. (+/-10%)
900 / 900 RPM
110,3 / 92,3 m³/h
Niveau sonore
19,6 / 19,8 dB(A)
Niveau sonore avec U.L.N.A.
13,2 / 12,6 dB(A)
Puissance consommée
1,2 / 1,08 W
Tension
12 V
MTBF
> 150.000 h
NH-D14
15.05.2015 // ComputerBase.de
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NH-D14 test

Durch die höhere thermische Last beim Übertakten des Prozessors trennt sich die Spreu vom Weizen. Der NH-D15 kann seinen Vorsprung relativ gesehen noch stärker ausbauen. Auch der etwas betagte NH-D14 kann unter erhöhten Anforderungen aufblühen und sichert sich den zweiten Platz in Prime95.
Verdict du test: "Der Noctua NH-D14 zeigt beeindruckend, dass er immer noch spielend leicht mit neueren Kühlern mithalten kann. Die Kühlleistung ist im gesamten Testparcours sehr gut. (Robert McHardy, ComputerBase.de)
30.04.2015 // PCElite.pl
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Jak widać poniżej, chłodzenia procesora powietrzem spisują się bardzo dobrze. Model NH-D14 i NH-C14 sprawdzają się dobrze w stocku jak i w stresie.
Verdict du test: "Modele NH-D14 i NH-C14 to bardzo dobre coolery, które posiadają wydajny system chłodzenia, autorski system SecuFirm2, po dwa wentylatory w zestawie, wkrętaki, pasty termoprzewodzące i pełne zestawy montażowe." (Arkadiusz Byś, PCElite.pl)
08.07.2014 // tweakers.net
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NH-D14 test

De Noctua-koelers, en met name de D14, D15 en U14S, kunnen uitstekend koelen.
Verdict du test: "De grotere Noctua-koelers zijn de beste keus als je absoluut de laagste temperaturen wenst." (Willem de Moor, tweakers.net)
06.07.2014 // ThePCEnthusiast.com
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NH-D14 test

It's really a big CPU cooler and will probably cover almost half of your motherboard. It's not only a beast in terms of size but it’s also a beast in terms of performance. In terms of the design and built quality, the Noctua NH-D14 is built with superb craftsmanship and engineering. It looks and feels premium and you can tell that Noctua has been paying attention with its details. I couldn't find a defect or fault at the product.
Verdict du test: "I've read reviews on newer high performance CPU coolers out there. And honestly, I haven’t seen a CPU air cooler that has bested the NH-D14 with a significant difference in temperature. [...] The Noctua NH-D14 is still top of its class in terms of built quality, performance, price and noise output." (Jeff, ThePCEnthusiast.com)
10.05.2014 // GreenTechReviews.ru
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Noctua NH-D14 продемонстрировал отличные результаты, наступая на пятки необслуживаемой СВО Corsair H100i, у которой вентиляторы работают на максимальных оборотах (около 2700 об/мин), создавая совершенно некомфортный уровень шума!
Verdict du test: "Процессорный кулер Noctua NH-D14 уже пятый год на рынке, но всё ещё остаётся высокоэффективным и тихим решением, которое может заткнуть за пояс и компактные системы жидкостного охлаждения! Кроме того, поставляемые вентиляторы очень тихие, а комплект поставки включает всё самое необходимое. Инженеры Noctua проделали титаническую работу, представив кулер, который уже столько лет остаётся одним из самых эффективных решений в мире!" (Владимир Солонин, GreenTechReviews.ru)
26.04.2014 // ActualidadHardware.con
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NH-D14 test

Como vemos en la gráfica, el rendimiento era el esperado con unas temperaturas excelentes y es que nos encontramos ante unos de los mejores disipadores del mercado. En cuanto al ruido de los ventiladores con los cables reductores es muy bajo, eso si, sin ellos el ruido generado es mucho más audible. Las pruebas se han realizado a velocidades de stock pero con éste disipador podemos realizar overclock con una buenas temperaturas.
Verdict du test: "Por tanto estamos ante un gran disipador de gama alta muy recomendable. (Jose Maria Martinez Perdigones, ActualidadHardware.com)
23.04.2014 // TechiCize.com
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NH-D14 test

A fantastic product and yet despite its age, is able to deliver superb thermal and acoustic performance even on a modern setup. The mounting system is extremely simple and offers so much compatibility. The product is able to offer very good acoustics and yet even when the heat increases the NH-D14 is able to cope with everything we through at it.
Verdict du test: "A fantastic product and yet despite its age, is able to deliver superb thermal and acoustic performance even on a modern setup. The mounting system is extremely simple and offers so much compatibility. The product is able to offer very good acoustics and yet even when the heat increases the NH-D14 is able to cope with everything we through at it." (John Glenton, TechiCize.com)
04.02.2014 // HardwareHeaven.com
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Verdict du test: "Very impressive results, I'm quite happy with those!" (Dave Chaos, HardwareHeaven.com))
28.12.2013 // RelaxedTech.com
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Looking at the full load temperatures, the NH-D14 pulled ahead and managed to beat the NH-U14S with dual fans. If you compare it with the regular one that's using a single fan, you can see that there's a 6 Celsius difference between the two. The NH-D14 also has room for a third fan which you could install and get even lower temperatures.
Verdict du test: "The NH-D14 is known for being one of the best CPU coolers that has ever been created and it totally deserves that title." (Henry Peshkepija, RelaxedTech.com)
13.12.2013 // PluginReviews.pt
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NH-D14 test

Noctua como ja referi pensa em tudo para satisfazer as necessidades do consumidor,inclui acessorios excelentes,até mesmo o promenor da chave de fendas para facilitar a instalaçao do seu cooler é um ponto de destaque face a concorrencia no mercado,pois mais nenhuma marca inclui este acessorio. Inclui pasta térmica de excelente qualidade,duas ventoinhas o que é muito bom,pois as ventoinhas da Noctua nao sao baratas e nem todos os coolers incluem duas ventoinhas de origem. A embalagem do produto tambem tem um bom design,incluindo as especificaçoes dele e informaçoes relativas ao cooler. Este cooler destina-se a utilizadores que pretendem uma excelente disipaçao do calor e um bom aifrlow e tem caixas grandes,devido ao seu tamanho pode nao ser compativel com todas as caixas disponiveis no mercado portanto tenham em atençao este promenor antes de comprar. A sua performance como pode ser comprovado nos testes efetuados é excelente,e podem ainda utilizar uma terceira ventoinha instalando a na traseira da caixa.
Verdict du test: "Este cooler é um verdadeiro monstro de performance,sendo um dos melhores senao o melhor cooler a ar que testamos até agora" (Sérgio Vasconcelos, PluginReviews.pt)

Instructions de montage (PDF)

Feuille d'informations (PDF)

FAQs

Le poids élevé représente-t-il un danger pour le processeur central ou le socle ?

Est il possible de refroidir mon CPU sans ventilateur (passif)?

Can I use Noctua fans on my fan controller?

My fan doesn’t spin when I start up the PC - is it faulty?

Can I run Noctua 3-pin fans on 4-pin PWM connectors and use my mainboard’s automatic fan controller?

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

Is the cooler compatible with LGA1366 mainboards for Xeon 5500?

My mainboard has more than one set of mounting holes. Which one should I use?

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

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

How much clearance for RAM or chipset coolers does the NH-D14 provide?

Can I use Corair Dominator RAM with the NH-D14?

Can I install 3 fans?

Can I install 38mm depth fans?

The fan doesn’t start with the Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (ULNA)!

Is the mounting system compatible with LGA1155?

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?

Is the cooler compatible with AMD AM3+ and FM1?

Is the cooler compatible with the Intel LGA2011 socket and Asus X-socket™?

How should I clean my Noctua cooler?

Can use the NF-A15 fan on my Noctua CPU cooler?

Is the cooler compatible with AMD FM2+?

Quels ventirads Noctua sont compatibles avec le LGA1150 ?

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?

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 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?

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

How to remove the base protection cover?

I have difficulties installing the cooler, can you help?

Should I take the cooler off before transporting my system?

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

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

Pourquoi le fond du refroidisseur Noctua n'est-il pas brillanté et poli ?

Pourquoi le fond du refroidisseur Noctua n'est-il pas brillanté et poli ?

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

Le poids élevé représente-t-il un danger pour le processeur central ou le socle ?

Non. Les refroidisseurs Noctua disposent d'un système de montage SecuFirm™ très fiable. Grâce au vissage sûr avec une plaque de montage au dos de la carte mère, le dépassement des recommandations de poids données par Intel et AMD, qui est normal pour les refroidisseurs high end, ne présente pas de danger et est sans inconvénients.

Est il possible de refroidir mon CPU sans ventilateur (passif)?

Radiateurs Noctua n’sont pas conçus à l’origine pour des opérations passives quoique la performance du refroidisseur soit suffisante dans beaucoup de cas. Malheureusement, il nous est impossible de vous indiquer quelles sont les CPU qui peuvent ou qui ne peuvent pas être refroidir sans ventilateur, car il dépend de nombreux facteurs comme la température, la ventilation ou orientation du socket. Généralement, nous recommandons, dans un premier temps, utiliser le ventilateur et de diminuer progressivement RPM en surveillant constamment la température.

Can I use Noctua fans on my fan controller?

Our fans are compatible with the vast majority of fan controllers on the market. However, there is a compatibility issue with a few models such as the Zalman ZM-MFC2 and Bitfenix Recon, which apply Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) on the 12V line and use an unfavourable PWM carrier frequency. This can create an oscillation when used with certain fans, which will result in the fan speeding up and down. We therefore recommend not using the Zalman ZM-MFC2 or Bitfenix Recon with our fans.

My fan doesn’t spin when I start up the PC - is it faulty?

If you've connected the fan directly (or using the supplied Low-Noise or Ultra-Low-Noise-Adaptors) to your mainboard, it's possible that the mainboard's automatic fan controller doesn't provide the required starting voltage due to the low CPU temperature. Please verify whether the fan starts spinning at higher CPU temperatures, remove any Low-Noise or Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptors, deactivate your mainboard's automatic fan controller in the BIOS or connect the fan directly to the power supply using the supplied 3:4-pin adaptor.

Can I run Noctua 3-pin fans on 4-pin PWM connectors and use my mainboard’s automatic fan controller?

You can simply connect our fan's 3-pin connector to the 4-pin PWM sockets of today's mainboards so that the fourth pin that transmits the PWM signal is left blank (due to the shape of the connector, there's no danger of reversing polarity). Some mainboards (e.g. current Gigabyte models) are capable of controlling fans not only via PWM, but also by adjusting the supplied voltage. In some cases, this may require you to change BIOS options like "Fan Control Mode" from "PWM" to "Voltage" or "Analog". Please consult your mainboard's manual in this regard. However, some mainboards use an "auto" setting by default that automatically chooses PWM or voltage based regulation according to the connected fan. Automatically controlling the fan speed may not possible on mainboards that pulse the power rather than lowering the fan voltage.

PWM PWM

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.

Is the cooler compatible with LGA1366 mainboards for Xeon 5500?

Due to the custom NM-I3 backplate, the cooler can not be used on mainboards that have a backplate with screw threads for CPU cooler installation (such as the Intel reference backplate for Xeon 5500). Please choose our NH-U12DX 1366 for these mainboards.

1366 compatibility

My mainboard has more than one set of mounting holes. Which one should I use?

Please always use the standard set of mounting holes that's compliant with your socket type (e.g. 75mm LGA1156 hole spacing on LGA1156 sockets) and parallel to the sides of the socket. Don't use mounting holes which are rotated in relation to the socket.

1366 compatibility

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.

Open Socket

Open Socket

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

How much clearance for RAM or chipset coolers does the NH-D14 provide?

The NH-D14 provides 44mm clearance for near-socket components:

Vibration Compensators Installation

Can I use Corair Dominator RAM with the NH-D14?

The NH-D14 is a large cooler that extends over the RAM slots on most mainboards. While DDR2 Corsair Dominator don't fit underneath the cooler, DDR3 Corsair Dominator do fit when the removable top heatsink is taken off as shown below. Please also note that the NF-P12 fan can be moved upwards or taken off in order to improve RAM compatibility as shown here.

DDR3

Can I install 3 fans?

The cooler doesn’t include mounting hardware for a third fan as most setups will have a chassis fan right behind the cooler. In this case, adding a third fan to the heatsink doesn’t offer a measurable performance benefit and can lead to acoustic disadvantages.

Can I install 38mm depth fans?

As the distance between the two radiators is only about 28mm, you can’t install fans with more than 25mm depth. It’s possible to install such fans on the front side of the cooler though.

The fan doesn’t start with the Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (ULNA)!

Unfortunately, many Gigabyte mainboards use a special control circuit that can lead to start-up problems in conjunction with the Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (ULNA). This control circuit remains active even when automatic fan control is disabled in the BIOS. In these cases, please use the fan without the ULNA or connect it directly to the power supply (or an external fan controller) in order to ensure reliable operation with the ULNA.

Is the mounting system compatible with LGA1155?

Yes. LGA1155 uses the same hole spacing as LGA1156, so the same SecuFirm2™ mounting system can be used.

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



Is the cooler compatible with AMD AM3+ and FM1?

As the hole spacing for CPU cooler installation on AM3+ and FM1 is the same as on AM2, AM2+ and AM3, the cooler is fully compatible with AM3+ and FM1 out of the box and doesn’t require any modifications or upgrades.

Is the cooler compatible with the Intel LGA2011 socket and Asus X-socket™?

The cooler doesn’t come with LGA2011 mounting hardware out of the box, but it can be upgraded to support LGA2011 via the NM-I2011 mounting kit.

Please also note that the cooler is fully compatible with Asus Rampage IV series LGA2011 motherboards that feature Asus X-socket™. Asus X-socket™ models use an interchangeable backplate that makes it possible to install LGA1366 heatsinks, so the cooler is fully compatible with these mainboards out of the box and does not require any upgrades to be installed.

Asus X-socket

In order to install the cooler on Asus X-socket™ mainboards, please first remove the mainboard’s LGA2011 backplate and install the LGA1366 backplate supplied with the mainboard instead (see the mainboard manual for detailed instructions). Then install the Noctua cooler as described in the supplied installation manual for LGA1366. In case you’ve lost the printed installation manual, you can download it here.

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.

Can use the NF-A15 fan on my Noctua CPU cooler?

The NF-A15 is fully compatible with the NH-U12P, NH-C12P and NH-C12P SE14. On the NH-D14 and NH-C14, the NF-A15 fan can only be installed using optional fan clips. For this, please contact our customer service.

Is the cooler compatible with AMD FM2+?

As the hole spacing for CPU cooler installation on FM2+ is the same as on AM2, AM2, AM3(+), FM1 and FM2, the cooler is fully compatible with FM2+ out of the box and doesn’t require any modifications or upgrades.

Quels ventirads Noctua sont compatibles avec le LGA1150 ?

"Le système de fixation est identique sur l'ensemble des sockets LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156). Les ventirads suivants sont donc immédiatement compatibles avec le LGA1150 et ne nécessitent aucun accessoire ni mise à jour pour une utilisation sur cette plateforme : NH-C12P SE14, NH-C14, NH-D15, NH-D14, NH-L12, NH-L9i, NH-U14S, NH-U12S, NH-U12P SE2, NH-U9B SE2. Les modèles plus anciens ayant été modifiés via le kit NM-I3 sont par ailleurs directement utilisable avec le LGA1150 et ne nécessitent donc aucune mise à jour additionnelle.

Les ventirads suivants peuvent devenir compatibles avec le LGA1150 via l’utilisation du kit NM-i115x et bénéficient de l’offre de gratuité Noctua pour le kit : NH-C12P, NH-U12, NH-U12F, NH-U12P, NH-U12P SE1366, NH-U9, NH-U9F, NH-U9B.

Les ventirads suivants peuvent devenir compatibles avec LGA1150 via l’utilisation du kit NM-i115x mais ne bénéficient pas de l’offre de gratuité Noctua pour le kit : DX-Series Xeon coolers, NH-D14 SE2011.

Les ventirads suivants ne sont pas, pour des raisons mécaniques, compatibles avec le kit NM-i115x et ne peuvent jouir d’une compatibilité avec le LGA1150: Série DO, ventirads pour AMD Opteron et NH-L9a.

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.

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 Dell, HP or Lenovo?

Systems from Dell, HP or Lenovo often use motherboards which differ slightly from the specifications issued by Intel and AMD. While those changes are usually subtle, they can led 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 can often not be resolved.

Due to the large number of possible issues with systems from Dell, HP and Lenovo, which can't be resolved with different mounting parts alone, Noctua does not officially support such machines.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

No. Square 140mm fans like the NF-A14 would cause compatibility issues in many configurations and use a hole spacing of 124.5mm. The cooler's fan clips are designed for 105mm hole spacing as used by round 140/150mm and square 120mm fans.

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).

Pourquoi le fond du refroidisseur Noctua n'est-il pas brillanté et poli ?

Etant donné que la plupart des enthousiastes d'ordinateurs personnels utilise encore aujourd'hui des pâtes thermiques à forte viscosité, le fond du refroidisseur Noctua a été optimisé pour l'utilisation de ces pâtes. Les fines rainures (micro-grooves) dans la surface du fond du refroidisseur Noctua permettent d'appliquer les pâtes thermiques à forte viscosité de manière homogène en une couche ultramince et sans aucune inclusion d'air n'existe entre le refroidisseur et la processeur central. Le risque d'une application non homogène serait beaucoup plus élevé si la surface était brillantée et polie. Des couches de pâte thermique trop épaisses et des inclusions d'air altérant sensiblement la transmission calorifique, les micro-rainures sont d'une importance décisive pour la performance de refroidissement totale du refroidisseur Noctua en cas d'utilisation des pâtes thermiques courantes à forte viscosité.

Pourquoi le fond du refroidisseur Noctua n'est-il pas brillanté et poli ?

Etant donné que la plupart des enthousiastes d'ordinateurs personnels utilise encore aujourd'hui des pâtes thermiques à forte viscosité, le fond du refroidisseur Noctua a été optimisé pour l'utilisation de ces pâtes. Les fines rainures (micro-grooves) dans la surface du fond du refroidisseur Noctua permettent d'appliquer les pâtes thermiques à forte viscosité de manière homogène en une couche ultramince et sans aucune inclusion d'air n'existe entre le refroidisseur et la processeur central. Le risque d'une application non homogène serait beaucoup plus élevé si la surface était brillantée et polie. Des couches de pâte thermique trop épaisses et des inclusions d'air altérant sensiblement la transmission calorifique, les micro-rainures sont d'une importance décisive pour la performance de refroidissement totale du refroidisseur Noctua en cas d'utilisation des pâtes thermiques courantes à forte viscosité.

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.

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