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NH-L9i : guide TDP


Le NH-L9i est un ventirad silencieux de taille réduite destiné aux boîtiers SFF (Small Form Factor) et aux environnements HTPC. S’il offre une performance de premier ordre dans sa catégorie, il n’est néanmoins pas indiqué pour l’overclocking et exige une certaine prudence avec les CPU dépassant une TDP (Thermal Design Power) de 65W. Veuillez vous référer au tableau ci-après pour consulter nos recommandations ainsi que les explications qui suivent :

Socket Codename TDP rating SKU Compatibility & remarks
LGA1151 Kaby Lake 65W ou moins tous compatible
91W i5-7600K compatible
91W i7-7700K compatible with restrictions
Only recommended with good case ventilation and AVX-offset
Skylake 65W ou moins tous compatible
91W i5-6600K compatible
91W i7-6700K compatible with restrictions
Recommandé uniquement pour les boîtiers bien ventilés.
LGA1150 Broadwell 65W ou moins tous compatible
Haswell 65W ou moins tous compatible
84W tous* compatible with restrictions
Recommended with good case ventilation, Intel Turbo Mode disabled and typical workloads only (not recommended for continuous 100% load on all CPU cores).
88W tous incompatible
LGA1155 Ivy Bridge 65W ou moins tous compatible
77W tous compatible with restrictions
Recommandé uniquement pour les boîtiers bien ventilés et avec Intel Turbo Mode désactivé.
Sandy Bridge 65W ou moins tous compatible
95W tous* compatible with restrictions
Recommandé uniquement pour les boîtiers bien ventilés.


*Caution: Under certain conditions unlocked Intel series CPUs may dissipate more heat than indicated by the TDP value. Please see this FAQ for details. Our recommendation includes unlocked CPUs, but only if the heat dissipation is limited to the indicated TDP by choosing appropriate BIOS settings.


CPU temperatures depend on various different factors, so please take note of the explanations below and keep in mind that our recommendations can only serve as general guidelines for typical setups.


1) Our recommendations are based on an ambient temperature of 25°C or less. If your ambient temperature is significantly higher (30°C or more), we only recommend the cooler for configurations where we specify full compatibility without any additional remarks or restrictions. Please also ensure good case ventilation when ambient temperature is 30°C or more.


2) Our recommendations assume that the cooler is installed in a typically equipped, properly ventilated HTPC system. If you are using particularly hot components inside your system, it may be necessary to use stronger case ventilation to ensure sufficient CPU cooling performance.


3) Our recommendations assume that the fan is used with PWM control (configured so that it can speed up to 100% when necessary) but without the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor. If you would like to use the cooler with the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors, we recommend choosing CPUs with less than 65W TDP.


4) 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.