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NH-L9a TDP Guidelines

The NH-L9a is a low-profile quiet cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and should not be used on CPUs with more than 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Please see the following table for our detailed recommendations and also read the explanations below:


AMD   65W or less Yes
100W No
125W No


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. Please 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 NH-L9a with the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors, we recommend choosing CPUs with less than 65W TDP.



Noctua
05.05.2015 - Noticias3D.com NH-L9x65
Test verdict: "Volvemos a tener una solución más que buena para nuestro ordenador de pequeño tamaño, PC de bajo consumo, HTPC o similar, y si viene de parte de Noctua, conocida por su buen hacer y eficiencia, pues más que una solución se trata de una recomendación. Excelente sistema de montaje, piezas de calidad, buen rendimiento para tratarse de un disipador de perfil bajo, compatibilidad con todos los sockets actuales, deja espacio para operar y para módulos de RAM altos, y todo ello por un precio aproximado de 45 euros, algo más caro que un disipador de perfil bajo convencional, pero ya sabemos que los precios de Noctua suelen despuntar un poco respecto a otras marcas." (Iván Aparicio, Noticias3D.com)
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05.05.2015 - TechnologyX.com NH-L9x65
Test verdict: "While pricing may be a little high, the overall package is well-worth it, if size is the number one concern. We’d have no problem recommending the Noctua NH-L9x65 to anyone in the market for a compact, low-profile and silent cooling solution." (Donny Stanley, TechnologyX.com)
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04.05.2015 - TechiCize.com NH-L9x65
Test verdict: "The NH-L9x65 is the perfect replacement for the Intel stock cooler, in a space limited case especially, this is the to one to go for!" (John Glenton, TechiCize.com)
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01.05.2015 - OverclockersClub.com NH-D9L
Test verdict: "Noctua has always been at the top of the game because of good performance and quality fans. In fact, the NH-D9L has managed to match the U9S benchmark temperatures in a even smaller form factor. That alone is an achievement in itself." (Isaiah Rossiter, OverclockersClub.com)
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