heading

Fin de série. Modèle successeur: NH-U12P SE2

Le NH-U12P reste dans la lignée des célèbres radiateurs NH-U de Noctua qui comptabilisent plus de 150 récompenses et distinctions, décernées par des magazines et sites Internet de renom. Si le superbe design et le redoutable système de fixation SecuFirm™ ont été conservés, la nouvelle version offre, quant à elle, une compatibilité encore meilleure avec les cartes mères et est à présent livrée avec la pâte thermique de haut vol NT-H1. Associé au nouveau ventilateur NF-P12, le NH-U12P devient ainsi LA nouvelle référence et atteint un niveau de performance et de silence encore meilleur.
Détails
4 caloducs doubles

4 caloducs doubles

4 caloducs doubles, jonctions soudées, plaques de refroidissement en aluminium suffisament espacées assurent une dissipation optimale de la chaleur, même à des vitesse de ventilation faibles.
Conception NH-U primée

Conception NH-U primée

Les dissipateurs NH-U de Noctua permettent une parfaite circulation de l'air et ont reçu plus de 150 distinctions et prix de la part de sites Internet et de magazines de référence.
Ventilateur haute performance NF-P12

Ventilateur haute performance NF-P12

Le NF-P12 a été spécifiquement développé pour les applications telles que le refroidissement de cpu et pousse ainsi le NH-U12 encore plus loin. Grâce à des optimisations psychoacoustiques et au roulement haut de gamme SSO-bearing, le NF-P12 offre un niveau sonore et une longévité hors pair.
Une meilleure compatibilité

Une meilleure compatibilité

Grâce à la forme de son radiateur, le NH-U12P offre une meilleure compatibilité avec les cartes mères possédant des dissipateurs de chipset hauts.
Système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm™

Système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm™

Le système de fixation SecuFirm™ de Noctua pour LGA775, AM2, AM2+ et AM3 apporte une fiabilité et une pression de contact accrues.
Pâte thermique haute performance Noctua NT-H1 (incluse)

Pâte thermique haute performance Noctua NT-H1 (incluse)

La NT-H1 de Noctua est une solution TIM de haut niveau qui garantit une résistance thermique minimale, une facilité d'utilisation et une excellente durée de vie.
NH-U12P
Spécifications radiateurrn
Intel Socket LGA 775, AMD AM2, AM2+ & AM3
Hauteur (ventilateur non compris)
158 mm
Largeur (ventilateur non compris)
126 mm
Profondeur (ventilateur non compris)
71 mm
Hauteur (ventilateur compris)
158 mm
Largeur (ventilateur compris)
126 mm
Profondeur (ventilateur compris)
95 mm
Poids (ventilateur non compris)
600 g
Poids (ventilateur/s compris)
770 g
Matériau
cuivre (fond et caloducs), aluminium (plaques de refroidissement), soudé & nickelé
Autorisé jusquà
toutes les fréquences pour Intel, toutes les fréquences pour AMD
Dimensions du ventilateur
120 x 120 x 25 mm / 120 x 120 x 38 mm (Il est également possible de monter 2 ventilateurs !)
Volume de livraison
  • NF-P12 premium fan
  • Mounting-clips for 2 fans
  • Ultra-Low-Noise-Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm™ mounting kits for LGA & AM2(+)
Garantie
6 ans
Spécifications ventilateur
Modèle
Type roulements
Géométrie des pales
Vitesse de rotation (+/-10%)
1300 RPM
Vitesse de rotation avec L.N.A. (+/-10%)
1100 RPM
Vitesse de rotation avec U.L.N.A. (+/-10%)
900 RPM
Niveau sonore
19,8 dB(A)
Tension
12 V
MTTF
> 150.000 h
NH-U12P
07.10.2009 // Lab501.ro
test.gif

NH-U12P test

Noctua NH-U12P – un cooler complet ce arata calitatea si eficienta Noctua, el reuseste sa se claseze foarte sus in ciuda faptului ca nu dispune de o arhitectura dusa la extrem. Cu doar patru conducte de caldura, cu lamele putine si greutate mica el reuseste sa tina piept cu bine monstrilor racirii cu aer, demonstrand ca o arhitectura bine gandita alaturi de o calitate a constructiei foarte buna au o influenta hotaratoare in obtinerea unei performante de top. Bravo Noctua [...].
Verdict du test: "Calitatea si performanta foarte buna de care au dat dovada produsele Noctua au facut ca numele companiei sa fie sinonim cu cel de calitate. Noctua NH-U12P nu face exceptie de la regula" (Tudor Badica, Lab501.ro)
21.09.2009 // PCSilenzioso.it
test.gif

NH-U12P test

La ventola a corredo del dissipatore è semplicemente una delle migliori ventole attualmente in circolazione. Caratteristica di questa ventola è il fatto che la stessa è stata costruita appositamente per il raffreddamento dei dissipatori. Essa ha una notevole pressione statica, caratteristica necessaria per passare attraverso le fitte maglie dei dissipatori, dei radiatori per liquido e delle fitte griglie dei case.
Verdict du test: "L'NH-U12P si è dimostrato eccellente e le prestazioni lo pongono tra i migliori dissipatori attualmente in commercio. La dotazione è completa e la ventola in dotazione insieme alla pasta aumentano il valore di tale prodotto." (Luca Forresu, PCSilenzioso.it)
16.09.2009 // PCLab.pl
test.gif

NH-U12P test

* Jeden z najwydajniejszych schładzaczy w teście!
* Niklowana konstrukcja
* Solidny i łatwy montaż
* Możliwość montażu w dwóch pozycjach na podstawce AM2/AM3
* Szeroko rozstawione blaszki sprzyjają cichej pracy wentylatora
* Możliwość otrzymania za darmo zapinek dla najnowszych podstawek Intela
* Dobrej jakości pasta w komplecie
* Znakomity wentylator w komplecie
* Aktualizowana lista kompatybilnych płyt głównych na stronie Noctua
Verdict du test: "Schładzacz luksusowy - świetna wydajność i najwyższa jakość. Wsparcie producenta, jakiego próżno szukać u konkurencji." (Filip Straburzy?ski, PCLab.pl)
25.08.2009 // Hardware Secrets
test.gif

NH-U12P test

Noctua NH-U12P is a CPU cooler with excellent performance, being also very quiet. Its performance was compatible to some of the best coolers we tested, like Thermaltake TMG-IA1, and does not keep it behind even to Cooler Master V10. In terms of noise level, it was also one of the quietest in our recent reviews. Its general looks is also very cool, with its solid aspect and robustness notewhorty. Its fins are thicker than in most cooler, and they are not sharp. In few words: it is a high quality cooler.
Verdict du test: "So, if you are looking for a well-made CPU cooler, quiet and with excellent performance [...], Noctua NH-U12P is a nice buy." (Rafael Otto Coelho, Hardware Secrets)
23.08.2009 // Clube do Hardware
test.gif

NH-U12P test

O Noctua NH-U12P é um cooler de excelente desempenho e muito silencioso. Seu desempenho foi compatível com alguns dos melhores já testados por nós até agora, como o Thermaltake TMG-IA1, e não ficando atrás sequer do Cooler Master V10. Em termos de nível de ruído, ele também foi um dos mais silenciosos dessa nossa série de testes. Seu aspecto geral também é muito bom, com uma firmeza e robustez dignas de nota. Suas aletas, mais grossas do que na maioria dos coolers, não são afiadas. Em suma, a qualidade geral do produto é muito boa.
Verdict du test: "O U12P não é barato, mas encontra-se dentro da faixa média de preços dos seus concorrentes. Assim, se você está procurando um cooler bem construído, silencioso e de excelente desempenho [...], o Noctua NH-U12P é um a boa compra e por isso ganha o selo de Produto Recomendado do Clube do Hardware." (Rafael Otto Coelho, Clube do Hardware)
22.07.2009 // InfoHW.com
test.gif

NH-U12P test

O Noctua NH-U12P continua a demonstrar o seu valor, apesar de ser o dissipador que á mais tempo está no mercado, este continua a demonstrar toda a sua qualidade e desempenho.
Verdict du test: "A Noctua continua a dar cartas, o NH-U12P, continua a ser um dos melhores dissipadores do mercado" (Vitor Costa, InfoHW.com)
06.07.2009 // Revioo.com
test.gif

NH-U12P test

Au niveau des nuisances sonores on est bien loin des 49dBA du Zerotherm avec 38dBA pour le Noctua et on est d’un dBA plus silencieux qu’un Mugen 2 qui obtient 39dBA.
Verdict du test: "Le Noctua NH-U12P ne faillit pas à sa réputation, c’est un ventirad performant et discret. Au format tour son bundle autorise voire encourage le montage d’un deuxième ventilateur en push-pull." (Vincent Valmond, Revioo.com)
24.06.2009 // Maximum PC
test.gif

NH-U12P test

We like Noctua's SecuFrim mounting system - two mounting brackets screw into a backplate and the cooler is fastened to the brackets via a pair of spring screws. This makes installation considerably easier than on similar models. [...] Great performance, multiple speed options, quiet at any setting.
Verdict du test: "The Noctua NH-U12P is one of the best coolers we've ever tested, and quite quiet at that." (Nathan Edwards, Maximum PC 08/09)
19.06.2009 // PC Magazine Bulgaria
test.gif

NH-U12P test

Това, с което се отличава от другите модели, обаче е изключително ниското ниво на шум по време на работа.
Verdict du test: "Ако сте любител на овърклока (а и не само) и търсите максимално тих въздушен охладител, то определено Noctua NH-U12P си заслужава да бъде обмислен катопотенциален вариант." (Dobril Dokov, PC Magazine Bulgaria)
16.06.2009 // Hardware-Test.dk
test.gif

NH-U12P test

Nu er der skruet op for CPU´en, og hvad syv Søren skete der lige der! Box-køleren er stået af på dette tidspunkt, hvilket jo absolut var forventet. Ellers var der jo ikke nogen grund til at investere i andre køleløsninger. Men prøv lige at se de grafer igen. Noctua NH-U12P smutter let og elegant forbi Xigmatek og NorthQ, men også V8´eren og Ultra-120 Extreme smutter den forbi. Ultra´en nærmest drøner den forbi. Det havde jeg ikke ventet, det må jeg indrømme. Jeg havde forventet at den ville mixe sig ind med V8 og TRUE, men at den slår dem begge, og næsten efterlader TRUE i støvet, det overraskede mig.
Verdict du test: "Nu har jeg så haft besøg af Noctua NH-U12P. Og det var da en dejlig gæst at have. Pænt og ikke for poppet udseende, velproportioneret, godt skruet sammen, lækker-lækker finish, ikke for støjende og leverer i den grad varen, når man skruer op for varmen. Så kan jeg egentlig ikke forlange meget mere. Er der nogen der kan det? Der er faktisk ikke rigtig noget, der sådan rigtig har drillet mig eller irriteret mig, i min tid med NH-U12P." (Jakob Lund Laursen, Hardware-Test.dk)

Instructions de montage (PDF)

Feuille d'informations (PDF)

FAQs

I've got 2 adapter cables with the cooler. What's the difference between these cables?

Is the cooler compatible with socket AM2+ and AM3?

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

Puis-je monter aussi des ventilateurs d'une hauteur supérieure à 25 mm ?

Puis-je monter deux ventilateurs à la fois ?

Le ventilateur doit-il être monté de manière à ce qu'il aspire du refroidisseur ou souffle vers le refroidisseur ?

De quel côté du refroidisseur le ventilateur doit-il être monté ?

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

How to install the fan using the supplied steel clips?

How much clearance for RAM or chipset coolers does the NH-U12P provide?

What can I do if the fan blocks my RAM or chipset cooler?

Quelles cartes mères sont compatibles avec le NH-U12P?

Can I use Noctua fans on my fan controller?

I can’t spread the thermal compound by turning the cooler as described in the manual!

How can I connect 2 fans?

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

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

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

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

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

Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with Intel LGA2066?

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

How should I clean my Noctua cooler?

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

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

I have difficulties installing the cooler, can you help?

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?

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

Can I upgrade my existing Noctua cooler to socket TR4 or SP3?

Which Noctua fan or CPU cooler should I buy? How to choose the right model?

I've got 2 adapter cables with the cooler. What's the difference between these cables?

The Low-Noise-Adapter (L.N.A.) and Ultra-Low-Noise-Adapter (U.L.N.A.) reduce the speed of the fan to 1100 / 900 rpm:

Vibration Compensators Installation

Is the cooler compatible with socket AM2+ and AM3?

Yes. As AM2, AM2+ and AM3 are mechanically identical, the cooler is compatible with all three sockets.

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.

Puis-je monter aussi des ventilateurs d'une hauteur supérieure à 25 mm ?

Oui. Les agrafes de montage des refroidisseurs NH-U s'engrènent dans les trous de passage des vis à la face inférieure du cadre du ventilateur et fonctionnent pour cette raison pour les ventilateurs de toutes les hauteurs. Des problèmes de montage ne peuvent être causés que par d'autres éléments dans le boîtier en cas d'utilisation de ventilateurs présentant des formes de cadre spéciales, pour lesquels les agrafes ne peuvent pas s'engrener dans les trous de passage des vis à la face inférieure.

NH-U Lüfter Kompatibilität

Puis-je monter deux ventilateurs à la fois ?

Oui. Grâce aux 4 agrafes de montage, contenues dans la livraison, sur le NH-U12(F/P), deux ventilateurs de 120 mm peuvent être montés et, sur le NH-U9(F/B), deux ventilateurs de 92 mm peuvent être montés.

Le ventilateur doit-il être monté de manière à ce qu'il aspire du refroidisseur ou souffle vers le refroidisseur ?

Veuillez monter le ventilateur de manière à ce qu'il souffle vers le refroidisseur.

NH-U Airflow

Si vous voulez utiliser deux ventilateurs, veuillez monter l'un de manière à ce qu'il aspire et l'autre de manière à ce qu'il souffle.

De quel côté du refroidisseur le ventilateur doit-il être monté ?

Veuillez monter le ventilateur de manière à ce que l'air chaud puisse être évacué vers l'extérieur le mieux soit à travers le ventilateur de boîtier arrière (option de courant d'air 1) ou à travers le bloc secteur (option de courant d'air 2).

NH-U Airflow

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.

How to install the fan using the supplied steel clips?

First hook the clip into the notch of the heatsink:

Vibration Compensators Installation

Then hook the endings of the clips into the mounting holes of the fan:



Vibration Compensators Installation

How much clearance for RAM or chipset coolers does the NH-U12P provide?

The NH-U12P provides 40mm clearance for near-socket components:

Vibration Compensators Installation

What can I do if the fan blocks my RAM or chipset cooler?

In order to increase clearance, you can easily move the fan up a few fins as show below:

Vibration Compensators Installation

Quelles cartes mères sont compatibles avec le NH-U12P?

Pour obtenir de l'information sur la compatibilité des cartes mères, consultez notre liste de compatibilité s'il vous plait.

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.

I can’t spread the thermal compound by turning the cooler as described in the manual!

Due to the new LGA mounting bars with screw threads that facilitate the installation process, there's little room to turn the cooler as described in step 4 of the supplied manual. There's nothing to worry about though, as you can still turn the cooler by a few millimetres in order to help the thermal compound spread. We've also made the compound slightly less viscous so that the contact pressure of mounting system is wholly sufficient to spread it.

How can I connect 2 fans?

When using 2 fans, please connect one of the fans to the CPU-Fan header and the second fan to one of the Case-Fan headers of your mainboard. Alternatively, you can also use a 3-pin Y-cable in order to run both fans via the CPU-Fan header. Such cables are available in specialised retail stores.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with Intel LGA2066?

Due to the heatsink mounting mechanism being identical on LGA2011 and LGA2066, Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for LGA2011 also support Intel’s upcoming ‘Basin Falls’ X299 HEDT (High End Desktop) platform for ‘Skylake-X’ and ‘Kaby Lake-X’ processors. Most current Noctua coolers already include SecuFirm2™ mounting systems for LGA2011 and can thus be used on LGA2066 motherboards without any upgrades or modifications.

The following models include a mounting-kit for socket LGA2011/2066 and are thus compatible out of the box:

NH-C14S
NH-D14 SE2011
NH-D15
NH-D15S
NH-D9L
NH-L12
NH-L9x65
NH-U12S
NH-U12DX i4
NH-U14S
NH-U9DX i4
NH-U9S

The following models can be made compatible with the LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets free of charge using the NM-I2011 upgrade-kit:

NH-C12P
NH-C12P SE14
NH-C14
NH-D14
NH-D15 SE-AM4
NH-U12S SE-AM4
NH-L9x65 SE-AM4
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 LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets using the NM-I2011 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-U9DX 1366
NH-U9DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)

The following models are not compatible with the LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets and can not be upgraded:

NH-L9a
NH-L9i
NH-U12DO A3
NH-U9DO A3

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-L12S
NH-L9x65 SE-AM4
NH-L9a-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 free of charge using the NM-AM4-L9aL9i upgrade-kit:

NH-L9a
NH-L9i

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-U12DO A3
NH-U9 DO A3

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 were 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.

Can I upgrade my existing Noctua cooler to socket TR4 or SP3?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to upgrade existing Noctua heatsinks to support the AMD TR4 and SP3 sockets for Ryzen Threadripper (X399) and Epyc CPUs. TR4/SP3 CPUs have much bigger heatspreaders (as compared to e.g. LGA2066 or AM4 processors) and the contact surfaces of standard Noctua heatsinks would cover only about half of these heatspreaders, which would result in insufficient cooling performance. On top of that, the heatpipes of bigger cooler models like the NH-D15 or NH-D15S would completely block the RAM slots on many TR4/SP3 motherboards. For this reason, Noctua has introduced the new NH-U14S TR4-SP3, NH-U12S TR4-SP3 and NH-U9 TR4-SP3 cooler models that feature bigger contact surfaces and have been tailored to fit TR4 and SP3 systems. Please choose these models for AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Epyc systems.

Which Noctua fan or CPU cooler should I buy? How to choose the right model?

Not sure which Noctua product to buy? Our detailed buying guides for fans and CPU coolers help you to choose the model that works best for you.

Avez-vous une question sur un de nos produits ? Veuillez utiliser ce formulaire pour poser une question !