The NM-M1-MP83 is an enthusiast-grade, multi-socket SecuFirm2+™ mounting-kit that represents an ideal upgrade for users who want to migrate their Noctua CPU coolers to the new, Torx® based SecuFirm2+™ standard or to the latest sockets that their cooler did not yet support at the time of purchase. Compatible with a wide range of Noctua CPU coolers with 83mm mounting pitch since 2005 (see detailed compatibility information) and supporting all the latest desktop platforms from AMD (AM5 & AM4) and Intel (LGA1851, LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA115x), the NM-M1-MP83 provides an excellent, future-proof basis for air-cooled premium builds. On AM5, the offset mounting option can significantly improve performance with typical reductions in CPU temperatures of 1-3°C. Like all SecuFirm2™ mountings, it combines outstanding reliability, optimal contact pressure and easy, straightforward installation. At the same time, following the new SecuFirm2+™ standard, it uses Torx® T20 instead of Phillips head screws for even better handling and resistance to wear. With the included magnetic tip NM-SD1 Torx® T20 screwdriver, it is perfect for power users who frequently change their setups and demand the new gold standard in convenience and durability under heavy use. The chromax.black version with its all-black parts is an ideal match for Noctua’s chromax.black line heatsinks.
For the chromax.black version, all screws, fastening brackets and mounting bars are treated with a premium-grade, highly wear-resistant black coating. Perfect for creating all-black builds with Noctua’s chromax.black line coolers!
SecuFirm2+™ standard with Torx®
The new SecuFirm2+™ standard uses Torx® T20 instead of Phillips head screws. The reduced cam-out of the Torx® drive makes it easier to operate, especially in space restricted environments such as pre-assembled PC systems. At the same time, there is less wear on the screw heads, which makes the plus version even more durable and perfect for power users.
NM-SD1 magnetic tip screwdriver
The NM-M1 sets include Noctua’s NM-SD1 Torx® T20 head screwdriver that is ideal for all the screws of the kit. Thanks to its magnetic tip and the 150mm long shaft, even remote screws in tightly packed environments such as ITX or HTPC builds are easy to handle without dropping.
The NM-M1 sets are Noctua’s most comprehensive multi-socket mounting-kits today: Supporting AMD AM5 and AM4 as well as Intel LGA1851, LGA1700, LGA1200, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA1155 and LGA1156, it’s the ultimate kit for a wide range of upgrading or switching scenarios.
Offset mounting option for AMD AM5
The NM-M1 includes Noctua’s offset mounting bars for AM5 that make it possible to install the cooler shifted towards the south side of the socket by 7mm, thereby achieving better contact pressure right above the Core Complex Die(s). This improved contact exactly at the processor’s hotspot can significantly reduce CPU temperatures with typical improvements in the range of 1-3°C.
For Noctua coolers with 83mm mounting pitch
The NM-M1-MP83 kit is compatible with a wide range of Noctua CPU coolers that use 83mm mounting pitch, whereas heatsinks with 78mm mounting pitch must use the MP78 version. Please refer to our detailed compatibility information to check which kit is right for your cooler.
Cooler can be installed turned by 90°*
Installing a cooler turned by 90° can be desirable for airflow or compatibility reasons. The NM-M1 kits allow users to choose the orientation of the cooler according to their preferences both on AMD and Intel setups in order to ensure best compatibility and optimal alignment with the airflow path inside the case.
Perfect contact pressure
SecuFirm2™ mounting systems use high-grade coil springs to achieve perfect contact pressure. No guesswork regarding how far to tighten the mounting screws, no risk of damaging the socket with excessive pressure!
Integrated fastening brackets
Noctuas SecuFirm2™ systems feature fully integrated fastening brackets with pre-fixed pressure screws and springs, which greatly facilitates the installation process. No fiddling with loose screws and springs!
Tailor-made parts for AMD and Intel
In order to cut costs, many manufacturers use cross-platform parts for both Intel and AMD, which can cause compatibility issues. Noctua’s SecuFirm2™ mounting system uses tailor-made parts for AMD and Intel in order to ensure optimal compatibility.
Trusted SecuFirm2™ quality
Over the years, SecuFirm2™ has become synonymous with impeccable long-term stability and flawless craftsmanship. Enthusiast users and industry clients alike trust the time-tested quality of Noctua's professional mounting systems.
Noctua CPU coolers are renowned for being safe, long-term investments that can be used for several CPU generations. Accordingly, the NM-M1 kits are fully backwards compatible with many Noctua coolers since 2005, so even 15-year-old coolers can be made compatible with the latest sockets.
Using a CPU cooler across several platform generations instead of buying a new heatsink for each generation is not only economical, but also helps to reduce unnecessary waste and save precious resources. By upgrading rather than replacing your cooler, you’re actively contributing to a more sustainable PC industry.
*The possibility of installing the cooler turned by 90° depends on the free space around the CPU socket and can thus vary from setup to setup.