Buying guides

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

Buying guide fans

Buying guide CPU coolers


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Compatibility lists

We provide extensive motherboard compatibility lists for all our CPU coolers. Click here to find out whether one of our coolers is compatible with your motherboard.

Motherboard compatibility lists by CPU cooler

Motherboard compatibility list by motherboard

CPU compatibility list

Socket compatibility chart

Installation manuals

Here you can find all product manuals of current and discontinued Noctua products. Many manuals are available in English, French, Spanish and German

Installation Manuals

Installation videos

Noctua’s SecuFirm™ mounting systems are renowned to be among the most convenient on the market. Our detailed video installation guides show you how to install Noctua heatsinks on various sockets.

Installation Videos

Mounting and upgrade kits

We provide mounting upgrades for Noctua CPU coolers free of charge, so if you would like to continue using your Noctua cooler on a new socket, we will send you a new mounting kit at no additional cost. For ordering our mounting kits, a proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and hardware components corresponding to the specific kit are required.

The following kits are currently available:

arrowNM-AM4 mounting-kit:  Makes Noctua CPU coolers compatible with AMD's AM4 socket.

arrowNM-AM4-UxS mounting-kit: Makes the NH-U14S, NH-U12S and NH-U9S compatible with AMD AM4.

arrowNM-AM4-L9aL9i mounting-kit: Makes the NH-L9a and NH-L9i compatible with AMD AM4.

arrowNM-I2011 mounting-kit: Upgrades older Noctua CPU coolers to LGA2011/LGA2066.

arrowNM-i115x mounting-kit: Upgrades older Noctua CPU coolers to LGA1156/1155/1151/1150.

arrowNM-I3 mounting-kit: Upgrades Noctua CPU coolers to LGA1366 & LGA775.

Direct RMA Service

Even with high-grade products and strict quality control, the possibility of defects cannot be eliminated entirely. Therefore, we aim at providing the highest possible level of dependability and convenience by offering a warranty period of up to 72 months and direct, fast and straightforward RMA service. In case of warranty, you can either request RMA at your retailer or use our Direct RMA Service. After you've filled out the RMA form and uploaded a scan of your invoice, one of our support staff members will contact you shortly to organise the return of the original item and the shipment of a replacement product.


Noctua Manufacturer’s Warranty: Terms and Conditions

Support contact

Do you have any questions or problems in connection with our products? Our support team is happy to help you at any time! You can contact our service team at support@noctua.at or using our contact form.


Please note that we feel obliged to respond to every customer inquiry in an appropriate time frame. However, it may occur that your mail server or email provider refuses our reply or accidentally moves it to the spam folder. We use a ticketing system that sends a confirmation receipt when we receive your inquiry. In case you don’t get a receipt within 15 minutes after sending your inquiry or if you don’t get a reply from our support team after 7 working days, please check your spam folders or contact us using a different mail account.