heading NH-D14 SPÉCIFICATIONS TESTS SERVICE ACHETER Fin de série. Modèle successeur: NH-D15 En associant un double radiateur imposant à six caloducs à un système étonnant à double ventilation (un NF-P14 et un NF-P12), le NH-D14 a été conçu pour atteindre des performances impressionnantes en termes de silence et de refroidissement. Assorti d’un tube de la célèbre pâte thermique NT-H1 de Noctua ainsi que du nouveau système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm2™, le NH-D14 est la solution ultime pour ceux qui sont en quête d’un refroidissement silencieux haut de gamme. ✕ Détails Une conception basée sur un double radiateur à 6 caloducs En améliorant les surfaces d'échange, la dissipation de la chaleur et l'optimisation des flux d'air (comparé aux radiateurs conventionnels de type tour), le double radiateur à six caloducs du NH-D14 a été spécialement conçu afin d'obtenir un refroidissement silencieux optimal dans le cadre d'une utilisation à double ventilateur. Système à double ventilateur NF-P14/NF-P12 Le NH-D14 est équipé d'un système à double ventilation d'une extrême qualité et constitué du célèbre NF-P12 de Noctua (120mm) et d'un NF-P14 (140mm). Ces derniers bénéficient tous deux d'encoches Vortex-control, de la technologie SCD et de roulements SSO-Bearing afin de garantir l'équilibre parfait entre performance et silence. Design asymétrique pour une excellente compatibilité Situé au bas des empilages d'ailettes du radiateur, le ventilateur NF-P14 ne contribue pas seulement aux performances époustouflantes de refroidissement de CPU mais délivre aussi un flux d'air important en direction des composants alentours situés sur la carte mère et près des dissipateurs. Il assure ainsi un refroidissement optimal des composants. Excellent refroidissement des composants Hanging out at the bottom of the fin-stacks, the NF-P14 fan doesn't only contribute to the NH-D14's superb CPU cooling capabilities but also provides massive airflow over surrounding motherboard components and heatsinks, thus ensuring excellent component cooling performance. Système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm2™ Le système de fixation multi-socket SecuFirm2™ dédié aux passionnés offre une large compatibilité avec les différents sockets du marché (LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1150, LGA775, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+) et sait satisfaire les plus exigeants tant au niveau de la sécurité et de la pression de contact que de la facilité de montage. Pâte thermique NT-H1 Largement plébiscitée, la NT-H1 de Noctua est une solution TIM de haute technicité qui combine résistance thermique minimum, facilité d'application et incroyable fiabilité. Voir tous les 362 tests de ce produit Voir tous les 352 tests de ce produit Spécifications radiateur Compatibilité du socle Intel LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150, LGA775, LGA2011 sur demande, Asus X-socket™ & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate requis) Hauteur (ventilateur non compris) 160 mm Largeur (ventilateur non compris) 140 mm Profondeur (ventilateur non compris) 130 mm Poids (ventilateur non compris) 900 g Hauteur (ventilateur compris) 160 mm Largeur (ventilateur compris) 140 mm Profondeur (ventilateur compris) 158 mm Poids (ventilateur compris) 1070/1240* g Matériau cuivre (fond et caloducs), aluminium (plaques de refroidissement), soudé & nickelé Autorisé jusquà voir guide TDP Dimensions du ventilateur 140x150x25 (avec fixation 120mm), 140x140x25 (avec fixation 120mm), 120x120x25 Volume de livraison 1x NF-P14 premium fan1x NF-P12 premium fan2x Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)Y-Split Cable4x Vibration-Compensators (for using NF-P12 as case fan)4x Fan screws (for using NF-P12 as case fan)NT-H1 high-grade thermal compoundSecuFirm2™ Mounting KitsNoctua Metal Case-Badge Garantie 6 ans Spécifications ventilateur Modèle Noctua NF-P14 & Noctua NF-P12 Type roulements SSO-Bearing Vitesse de rotation (+/-10%) 1200 / 1300 RPM Vitesse de rotation avec U.L.N.A. (+/-10%) 900 / 900 RPM Débit dair 110,3 / 92,3 m³/h Débit dair avec U.L.N.A. 83,7 / 63,4 m³/h Niveau sonore 19,6 / 19,8 dB(A) Puissance consommée 1,2 / 1,08 W Tension 12 V MTTF > 150.000 h 22.03.2010 // Overclock3D.net NH-D14 test Now on to the reason why we are here, the Noctua. Even with the fans running at 12v immediately this cooler stands out from the crowd, or rather hides in the shadows, as it is so quiet I even checked to see if the centre fan was actually running. With the fans at 12v the hottest core on the CPU never went above 68 degrees. Yeah that’s right it never even got to 70 degrees! Something that was also very apparent was the sheer amount of heat pouring out the back of the heat sink, just placing your hand near the back of it you could feel the warm air, nothing unusual but the temperature and the amount of air being forced out the back at such an inaudible rate was a massive shock to me. So stage one went very well, but for some reason I didn’t hold out much hope for the fans being run at silent, especially not with our 4ghz over clock… right? Well put your cup of tea down, swallow that mouthful of sandwich because you about to spit it out or choke in shock. With the fans on low, which I might add is about as close to silent as you will ever get with 2x 140mm fans pushing over a heatsink, the CPU’s hottest core never went above 72c! A 4ghz overclock on an i7 920 on air, with silent fans at 72c! Not quite believing this I left the sytem running on the final test for the whole day, a total of 6 hours in the end running at 100% and still even after that it never went above 73c! Verdict du test: "I’m so amazed by this coolers low noise yet class leading performance I will not only recommend it and award it with our coveted gold ‘Best in Class’ award but most importantly for a reviewer I am actually going to continue using it in my own personal rig which is worth more than any award in the real world!" (Tom Logan, Overclock3D.net) 13.03.2010 // LiliReviews.com NH-D14 test Noctua NH-D14 13.03.10 Noctua NH-D14 5 Componente: Dissipador para CPU Plataforma: Intel/AMD Fabricante: Noctua Cedido por: Noctua Família: Refrigeração Data de Lançamento: 09 Novembro 2009 Preço: 70€ Conclusão Parece que chegamos à página final, queria deixar desde já um agradecimento à Noctua por nos ter feito chegar mais um dos seus dissipadores para review! O Noctua NH-D14 é um dissipador grande, pesado, robusto e completamente artilhado com ventoinhas de topo e um sistema de fixação excelente. Inicialmente podia pensar-se que por ter estas dimensões a instalação seria um bicho-de-sete-cabeças, como aconteceu no IFX-14 ou no Orochi mas com o Secure Firm 2, foi canja! Se conseguirem mete-lo na vossa caixa e se a vossa carteira aguentar, este dissipador é o investimento a fazer! No entanto, o preço recomendado pode fazer alguns clientes mudarem de ideias antes de finalizar a compra, ainda está na casa dos 70€ e com a especulação sobre a Euribor já estamos todos a poupar! A combinação da NF-P12 com a NF-P14 é o casamento perfeito para ter o melhor desempenho com o mínimo de ruído. Do valor que falei em cima cerca de metade corresponde ao preço de mercado destas duas ventoinhas. Nos testes o NH-D14 destacou-se, aguentando na perfeição todos os processadores testados mesmo com OC e altas voltagens! Verdict du test: "Temos então um novo número 1 no top dos dissipadores a ar e que provavelmente até se atreve a desafiar alguns kits de refrigeração a água!" (Marco André, LiliReviews.com) 10.02.2010 // LegitReviews.com NH-D14 test Turning up the heat a little with the system overclocked to 3.5GHz, the NH-D14 is really starting to shine beating the Cooler Master V10 by 2.25 degrees, and it is a massive 21.25 degrees ahead of the stock Intel cooler. Verdict du test: "With the Noctua NH-D14 beating out 18 other coolers on our overclocked Intel Core i7 920 processor we have to give it the Legit Reviews Editor's Choice award! [...] Noctua did what they set out to do: made a new cooler that performed better and was just as quiet. If you can shoe horn it in your case, it's well worth the money." (Shane Higgins, LegitReviews.com) 11.12.2009 // OverclockersClub.com NH-D14 test What I was able to achieve with the NH-D14 was prime stability at 4.2GHz with load temperatures that peaked at 70 degrees Celsius and ran most of the time in the mid to high 60's. I was not prepared for this result, but am now thoroughly impressed with the performance of the NH-D14. All that, with no noise. Absolutely sick! I went into the testing knowing that the performance of the NH-D14 was going to be good. I just did not realize how good. When I ran it through the testing, it was far and above superior to the comparison heatsinks. Of course, there is no reason for it not to be, simply based on the size and construction of the NH-D14. The surface area available to remove the heat is huge. It easily looks like the dual-fin arrays each encompass as much or more surface area than the previous top dog in Noctua's arsenal, the NH-U12P SE 1366. Add in an additional two heatpipes and you have a winning recipe. With load temperatures in the high 40's Celsius (49°C to be exact) when overclocked to 3.3GHz, I figured I would take a shot at some big numbers with an overclock up to 4.2GHz. My DO stepping 920 is not a bad clocker and could previously do 4.2GHz on air, but the temperatures would keep the processor just stable enough to only run this speed for short benchmark runs and did not offer any kind of stability. Something I needy when running a distributed computing project. Enter the Noctua NH-D14. I cranked up the bclock to 210 with a 20 multiplier for an even 4.2GHz, adjusted the vcore to 1.375v in the BIOS and crossed my fingers. Of course, hyperthreading is on. Temperatures at 4.2GHz with any of the other heatsinks in my possession would start pushing 80°C+ at this speed. Not so with the NH-D14. The highest temperature I saw was 71°C on two of the four cores, with the heatsink for the most part keeping the temperatures in the 65°C to 68°C range. Pretty spectacular results from this heatsink. It delivered results that averaged four degrees Celsius better under load both at stock and overclocked speeds. Four degrees Celsius does not seem like a big drop in temperatures, but it is when you are comparing top of the line heatsinks. Verdict du test: "All things considered, this is the best heatsink I have ever tested. You get a massive dual-tower, six-heatpipe design that incorporates both a 120mm and 140mm fan to deliver outstanding results that show larger gains as the thermal load increases. All that without the noise associated with high end air cooling. Hey, size really does matter, and yes, you can pay for performance!" (Frank Dimmick, OverclockersClub.com) 04.12.2009 // TweakTown.com NH-D14 test I was really surprised that the Noctua could keep such a low ambient temperature, but I ran the test three times and reapplied TIM every time looking for what I did wrong, but I couldn’t find anything odd. As for the load temperatures, all I can say is I have a huge smile on my face still. Verdict du test: "First off, I'd like to say wow! [...] The NH-D14 is the best air cooler I have used to date. Terrific performance and silent operation all in one larger than life cooler." (Chad Sebring, TweakTown.com) 26.11.2009 // X-bit labs NH-D14 test Here we should dwell on several interesting things. Firstly, Noctua NH-D14 is currently the only solution that can cool a CPU overclocked to 4 GHz running Linpack 64-bit with two fans at 600 RPM. Believe me, it is an unprecedented achievement! [...] As you see, the new Noctua flagship solution is one step ahead of Thermalright IFX-14 in all test modes. In quiet mode with one 140 mm fan NH-D14 is 3°C more efficient than the competitor, and in almost all other cases – 2°C more efficient. [...] I will be brief about the acoustic performance of Noctua NH-D14: up to 1000 RPM the cooler was extremely quiet and at maximum rotation speed the noise was moderate. Verdict du test: "No doubt, Noctua NH-D14 is an excellent cooler starting with secure packaging and highly informative official web-site and ending with superb manufacture quality, highest performance and low noise levels. Obviously Noctua engineers paid attention to every single detail, every little trifle, which paid back big: their true work of art became the indisputably best cooling solution out there. That is why we are proud to award it with our Editor's Choice title as the best CPU air-cooler in the today's market." (Sergey Lepilov, X-bit labs) 22.11.2009 // Computerbase.de NH-D14 test Selten verbauen Hersteller serienmäßig zwei unterschiedliche Lüftermodelle in gar zwei unterschiedlichen Formaten. Noctua hat diesen Schritt beim NH-D14 gewählt, um Kompatibilitätsproblemen aus dem Weg zu gehen, zum Teil aber dennoch den Vorteil der großvolumigen Belüftung zu genießen. Qualitativ hinterlassen beide Exemplare einen hervorragenden Eindruck. Die Lüfter wirken ungemein robust und exakt verarbeitet, Ungenauigkeiten und ein Spiel des Rotors sucht man vergebens. So verwundert es grundlegend auch nicht, dass beide Modelle über ihr gesamtes Drehzahlspektrum hinweg (NF-P12 von 400 bis 1300 U/min, NF-P14 von 400 bis 1200 U/min) praktisch ohne schleifende, klackernde oder ratternde Nebengeräusche auskommen. Selbst das Antriebsgeräusch des Rotors wird im Allgemeinen vom Luftumschlag verdeckt. [...] Serienbelüftet setzt der NH-D14 in Referenz zur angelgten Drehzahl die Messlatte ein ordentliches Stück nach oben. Sowohl im Einzellüftermodus mit zentralem NF-P14 als auch im Doppellüfter-Betrieb mit beiden mitgelieferten Ventilatoren wird die Konkurrenz zum Teil deutlich abgehängt. Verdict du test: "Mit dem NH-D14 katapultiert sich Noctua in imposanter Art und Weise an die Spitze aktueller Komplettkühlervergleiche. Dies geschieht mit einem gewohnt sehr gut abgestimmten Gesamtpaket aus Kühlkörper, Serienbelüftung, Montagesystem und Zugaben. [...] Insgesamt erhält man mit dem Noctua NH-D14 den wohl derzeit leistungsstärksten Prozessorkühler auf Luftbasis, der insbesondere bei niedrigen Drehzahlen und schwierigen Bedingungen seine Stärken ausspielt. Kombiniert wird die potente Doppeltower-Basis mit zwei sehr guten und bei Bedarf angenehm leisen Noctua-Lüftern sowie einer Spritze hochwertiger Wärmeleitpaste." (Martin Eckardt, Computerbase.de) 08.11.2009 // Vortez.co.uk NH-D14 test When you see results showing new coolers outperforming previous crown holders by more than 4 degrees, impressive just doesn't cut it! The Noctua NH-D14, with and without the y-splitter is an outstanding 9.25 degrees better than the NH-U12P and is clearly in a different league to the Thermolab Baram and Tuniq Tower. Noctua have managed to create the ultimate cooler through a very efficient and well though design rather than relying on the brute force of a high RPM fan. The U.L.N.A is further proof of that, managing to stay ahead of the competition even with both fan spinning at a mere 900 RPM. At idle, where normally we see very little variation, Noctua disproves the convention and sets the benchmark once again. [...] It wouldn't be Noctua if it wasn't silent so there's really not much to say here apart that the fans are virtually inaudible. The Ultra Low Noise mode further quietens an already silent solution whilst maintaining similar cooling performance. The phrase "to have one's cake and eat it too" justifies what Noctua stand for, silence and performance. Verdict du test: "Today we see why Noctua have their name engraved at the very top and in the heart of the enthusiasts. Delivering unparalleled performance, it is unmatched in its cooling performance leaving others in its trail of dust, especially on an overclocked system." (Sahil Mannick, Vortez.co.uk) 23.08.2011 // ByTheWay.gr NH-D14 test Απλά κορυφή!. Η Noctua NH D14 δείχνει να κρατά γερά τα σκήπτρα της καλύτερης αερόψυκτης. Επίσης παρέδωσε χαμηλά επίπεδα θορύβου. Verdict du test: "Δεν υπάρχουν λόγια, για την Noctua NH-D14 , μια ψήκτρα με εξαιρετικές επιδόσεις, καθιστώντας την καλύτερη επιλογή στην αγορά για ψύκτρες αέρα. Η NH-D14 είναι ένα κόσμημα από την Αυστρία. Ο κατασκευαστής δημιούργησε την καλύτερη δυνατή αέρο ψήκτρα, και το έκανε, και έτσι η απόδοσή της είναι κοντά σε υγρά συστήματα ψύξης και με μικρότερο κόστος από αυτές." (Kourkoutakis Georgios, ByTheWay.gr) 24.11.2009 // Hardware Magazine NH-D14 test C’est prouvé, le NH-D14 est un monstre d’efficacité. Sur le Core i7 975, il permet de gagner jusqu’à 7° face à son ainé et distance l’IFX-14 de 4°. Son point fort : il fait mieux en mode ULNA (silence total) que les meilleurs rads 120 mm en 12 V. Verdict du test: "Alors, faut-il acheter le NH-D14 ? Pour overclocker un Core i5/i7, oui, sans hésiter." (Benjamin Bouix, Hardware Magazine) Voir tous les 362 tests de ce produit L'achat est possible via nos partenaires commerciaux locaux ou directement sur nos boutiques en ligne officielles Amazon et eBay : Amazon.comAmazon.caAmazon.co.ukAmazon.deAmazon.esAmazon.frAmazon.itEn tant que Partenaire Amazon, nous réalisons un bénéfice sur les achats remplissant les conditions requises. eBay.com eBay.de Instructions de montage & Feuille d'informations (PDF) FAQs MAINBOARD COMPATIBILITÉ RAM KOMPATIBILITÄT CASE COMPATIBILITY CPU COMPATIBILITY Instructions de montage (PDF) Feuille d'informations (PDF) FAQs Should I take the cooler off before transporting my system? Can I upgrade my existing Noctua cooler to socket TR4 or SP3? I’ve used all the NT-H1 thermal compound that came with the cooler, can you send me more? I get a CPU fan error despite the fan is running! The supplied y-cable is missing a wire at one of the two connectors, is it faulty? How can I check whether my case is wide/high enough for the cooler? Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with AMD AM4 (Ryzen)? Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with Intel LGA2066? Can I keep using the backplate / mounting system of my previous Noctua cooler for my new one? My unlocked Intel CPU is running too hot although my heatsink supports the specified TDP, what's the problem? How should I clean my Noctua cooler? Which sockets are supported or can be supported using upgrade kits? What Thermal Design Power (TDP) is this cooler recommended for and how much Watt (W) of heat can it dissipate? Le poids élevé représente-t-il un danger pour le processeur central ou le socle ? My Intel CPU is running too hot although my heatsink supports the specified TDP, what's the problem? Is it possible to use the cooler with vertical graphic cards? How can I determine if the motherboard’s UEFI BIOS is overclocking my processor by default and deactivate this automatic overclocking? Which Noctua fan or CPU cooler should I buy? How to choose the right model? How much torque should be applied when tightening the screws of a Noctua CPU cooler? I have difficulties installing the cooler, can you help? My case supports CPU coolers of up to XXXmm height, which model should I choose? Can I install a Noctua cooler in my system from Acer, Dell, HP or Lenovo? How to remove the base protection cover? Does the package include a backplate for AMD AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2(+)? Can the cooler be installed turned by 90° on AMD sockets? Is the mounting system compatible with LGA1155? The fan doesn’t start with the Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (ULNA)! The fan clips are almost touching my VGA card! Can I install 38mm depth fans? Can I install 3 fans? Can I use Corair Dominator RAM with the NH-D14? My mainboard has more than one set of mounting holes. Which one should I use? Is the cooler compatible with LGA1366 mainboards for Xeon 5500? Can I use Noctua fans on my fan controller? Is the cooler compatible with AMD AM3+ and FM1? Is the cooler compatible with the Intel LGA2011 socket and Asus X-socket™? How much clearance for RAM or chipset coolers does the NH-D14 provide? I can't open the socket due to the mounting bars! Quels ventirads Noctua sont compatibles avec le LGA1150 ? Is the cooler compatible with AMD FM2+? Pourquoi le fond du refroidisseur Noctua n'est-il pas brillanté et poli ? 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? Can I install a 140mm fan with a square frame (e.g. NF-A14)? Can I use the NF-A15 fan on my Noctua CPU cooler? The cooler's fans always run at full speed and can not be controlled by my motherboard, what's the problem? Est il possible de refroidir mon CPU sans ventilateur (passif)? Should I take the cooler off before transporting my system? As it is not possible to reliably calculate or control the forces that act upon a system during transport (e.g. in shipping), we generally recommend, for safety reasons, taking the cooler off. Noctua cannot be held responsible for any damage that may arise due to excessive stress during transport if you keep the heatsink installed. 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. I’ve used all the NT-H1 thermal compound that came with the cooler, can you send me more? Please kindly note that the NT-H1 thermal compound supplied with our coolers is a consumable item so our manufacturer’s warranty does not include providing additional thermal compound. You can purchase NT-H1 from our resellers. I get a CPU fan error despite the fan is running! Some mainboards display a CPU fan error when the fan speed falls below a certain threshold, e.g. 900rpm. If you want to run the fan below this speed (e.g. using the supplied U.L.N.A.), please adjust the threshold in the BIOS or disable CPU fan error warning. The supplied y-cable is missing a wire at one of the two connectors, is it faulty? No. As mainboards can process only one rpm-signal per fan header, it would cause problems if the cable transmitted rpm-signals of both fans. For this reason, one of the two connectors does not have an rpm wire and only the fan on the other connector will transmit an rpm signal. Automatic speed control of both fans will work independently from the second fan’s rpm signal. How can I check whether my case is wide/high enough for the cooler? Most case manufacturers provide specifications for maximum CPU cooler height/clearance. Please refer to these specifications in order to verify that the cooler will fit the case. If no specifications are available, please contact the case manufactuer or measure the distance from the motherboard tray to the side panel (tower cases) or top panel (desktop cases). If this distance is bigger than the height of the cooler + 15mm (mainboard spacers + mainboard + CPU), the height/width of your case should be sufficient. 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 (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-D15 SE-AM4 NH-D15S (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-U14S (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-U12S (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-U12S SE-AM4 NH-U9S (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-D9L (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-C14S (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-L12S NH-L9x65 (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) 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 (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-D14 NH-D14 SE2011 NH-D15 (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-D15S (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-D9L (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-L12 NH-L9x65 (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) 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 (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-U12S (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) NH-U9S (AM4 mounting included since 2019, only older coolers require upgrade kit) 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-U14S TR4-SP3 NH-U12S TR4-SP3 NH-U9 TR4-SP3 NH-U12DO A3 NH-U9 DO A3 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 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. 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 the TDP limits are extended or disabled in the motherboards' BIOS. the motherboard applies automatic overclocking by default, e.g. by raising the supply voltage of the CPU and using higher Turbo-Mode multipliers. 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. 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. Which sockets are supported or can be supported using upgrade kits? Please refer to our socket compatibility chart. What Thermal Design Power (TDP) is this cooler recommended for and how much Watt (W) of heat can it dissipate? Please refer to our CPU compatibility list for information on maximum recommended TDP and heat dissipation. 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. My Intel CPU is running too hot although my heatsink supports the specified TDP, what's the problem? Current processors from Intel, especially the unlocked models with the suffixes C, K, X or XE (e.g. Core i7-8700K, Core i9-7900X oder Core i9-9900K) can dissipate noticeably more heat than indicated by the TDP specification. While many motherboard models stick to the recommended power levels and clock speeds settings from Intel, there are models where the UEFI BIOS is configured in such a way that: the TDP limits are extended or disabled. the motherboard applies automatic overclocking by default, e.g. by raising the supply voltage of the CPU and using higher Turbo-Mode multipliers. Depending on the load scenario and CPU configuration settings, the actual power draw can be 1.5-3 times as high the stated TDP value. This can lead to temperature issues, especially when using smaller coolers, compact cases or cases with poor airflow, when some applications create very high loads, e.g. Prime95 with AVX2 support, 3D-rendering or simulation software. 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. You might also want to limit the TDP to either the specified value by Intel or a value that is 5-10W below the value previously read out from the CPU. This can be done in BIOS by setting the “Long Term Duration Power” manually instead of “Auto”. Furthermore, 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. The option to set an AVX-offset value is usually available for the following CPU generations: LGA1151:7th, 8th and 9th generation (Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake) LGA2011-3: 6th generation (Broadwell-E) LGA2066: 7th and 8th generation (Skylake-X) 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 most 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. Please also note that CPUs that use thermal paste instead of soldering between the DIE and the heatspreader generally run hotter. Due to the thermal bottleneck created by the thermal paste, temperatures can be high even at the specified TDP. Is it possible to use the cooler with vertical graphic cards? Depending on the chassis, card and motherboard being used, installing PCIe cards in a vertical position using riser cards may cause compatibility issues with CPU coolers. Whether there will be a problem or not depends on the exact position of the card (which is determined by the PC case and/or optional vertical GPU holder bracket), the width of the card as well as the position of the CPU socket on the motherboard. In order to verify that there is sufficient space for the cooler, please measure the distance between the centre of the CPU socket and the top of the PCI card in order to make sure that the cooler fits. 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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. How to remove the base protection cover? Noctua CPU coolers are shipped with a plastic protection cover at the bottom side of the cooler, which protects the contact surface against scratches and other damage. The base of Noctua CPU coolers is made from hard-wearing nickel plated copper, so there's nothing to worry about if you buy a Noctua cooler from second hand or if your cooler didn't come with a protection cover. Please proceed with the installation as explained in the manual. You can simply remove the cover as shown below: Does the package include a backplate for AMD AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2(+)? No. As most AMD mainboards come with a stock backplate preinstalled, the cooler doesn’t include an AMD backplate. If your mainboard doesn’t have a backplate, please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Can the cooler be installed turned by 90° on AMD sockets? No. The new SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM2, AM2+ and AM3 uses the same standardised hole spacing as the Intel system and thus allows for a much easier installation, but the cooler cannot be installed turned by 90°. Is the mounting system compatible with LGA1155? Yes. LGA1155 uses the same hole spacing as LGA1156, so the same SecuFirm2™ mounting system can be used. 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. The fan clips are almost touching my VGA card! On some mainboards, the fan clips may be very close to the rear side of VGA cards installed in the first PCI-E slot. Please insulate the fan clips using duct tape or shrink-on tubes in this case. Can I install 38mm depth fans? As the distance between the two radiators is only about 28mm, you can’t install fans with more than 25mm depth. It’s possible to install such fans on the front side of the cooler though. Can I install 3 fans? The cooler doesn’t include mounting hardware for a third fan as most setups will have a chassis fan right behind the cooler. In this case, adding a third fan to the heatsink doesn’t offer a measurable performance benefit and can lead to acoustic disadvantages. Can I use Corair Dominator RAM with the NH-D14? The NH-D14 is a large cooler that extends over the RAM slots on most mainboards. While DDR2 Corsair Dominator don't fit underneath the cooler, DDR3 Corsair Dominator do fit when the removable top heatsink is taken off as shown below. Please also note that the NF-P12 fan can be moved upwards or taken off in order to improve RAM compatibility as shown here. My mainboard has more than one set of mounting holes. Which one should I use? Please always use the standard set of mounting holes that's compliant with your socket type (e.g. 75mm LGA1156 hole spacing on LGA1156 sockets) and parallel to the sides of the socket. Don't use mounting holes which are rotated in relation to the socket. Is the cooler compatible with LGA1366 mainboards for Xeon 5500? Due to the custom NM-I3 backplate, the cooler can not be used on mainboards that have a backplate with screw threads for CPU cooler installation (such as the Intel reference backplate for Xeon 5500). Please choose our NH-U12DX 1366 for these mainboards. 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. Is the cooler compatible with AMD AM3+ and FM1? As the hole spacing for CPU cooler installation on AM3+ and FM1 is the same as on AM2, AM2+ and AM3, the cooler is fully compatible with AM3+ and FM1 out of the box and doesn’t require any modifications or upgrades. Is the cooler compatible with the Intel LGA2011 socket and Asus X-socket™? The cooler doesn’t come with LGA2011 mounting hardware out of the box, but it can be upgraded to support LGA2011 via the NM-I2011 mounting kit. Please also note that the cooler is fully compatible with Asus Rampage IV series LGA2011 motherboards that feature Asus X-socket™. Asus X-socket™ models use an interchangeable backplate that makes it possible to install LGA1366 heatsinks, so the cooler is fully compatible with these mainboards out of the box and does not require any upgrades to be installed. In order to install the cooler on Asus X-socket™ mainboards, please first remove the mainboard’s LGA2011 backplate and install the LGA1366 backplate supplied with the mainboard instead (see the mainboard manual for detailed instructions). Then install the Noctua cooler as described in the supplied installation manual for LGA1366. In case you’ve lost the printed installation manual, you can download it here. How much clearance for RAM or chipset coolers does the NH-D14 provide? The NH-D14 provides 44mm clearance for near-socket components: I can't open the socket due to the mounting bars! Please first loosen one of the two thumbscrews that hold the mounting bars in place. Then untighten the second screw so that you can swivel the mounting bar and open the socket. Depending on the position of the mounting bars, you may need to swivel both. Quels ventirads Noctua sont compatibles avec le LGA1150 ? "Le système de fixation est identique sur l'ensemble des sockets LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1155, LGA1156). Les ventirads suivants sont donc immédiatement compatibles avec le LGA1150 et ne nécessitent aucun accessoire ni mise à jour pour une utilisation sur cette plateforme : NH-C12P SE14, NH-C14, NH-D15, NH-D14, NH-L12, NH-L9i, NH-U14S, NH-U12S, NH-U12P SE2, NH-U9B SE2. Les modèles plus anciens ayant été modifiés via le kit NM-I3 sont par ailleurs directement utilisable avec le LGA1150 et ne nécessitent donc aucune mise à jour additionnelle. Les ventirads suivants peuvent devenir compatibles avec le LGA1150 via l’utilisation du kit NM-i115x et bénéficient de l’offre de gratuité Noctua pour le kit : NH-C12P, NH-U12, NH-U12F, NH-U12P, NH-U12P SE1366, NH-U9, NH-U9F, NH-U9B. Les ventirads suivants peuvent devenir compatibles avec LGA1150 via l’utilisation du kit NM-i115x mais ne bénéficient pas de l’offre de gratuité Noctua pour le kit : DX-Series Xeon coolers, NH-D14 SE2011. Les ventirads suivants ne sont pas, pour des raisons mécaniques, compatibles avec le kit NM-i115x et ne peuvent jouir d’une compatibilité avec le LGA1150: Série DO, ventirads pour AMD Opteron et NH-L9a. Is the cooler compatible with AMD FM2+? As the hole spacing for CPU cooler installation on FM2+ is the same as on AM2, AM2, AM3(+), FM1 and FM2, the cooler is fully compatible with FM2+ out of the box and doesn’t require any modifications or upgrades. Pourquoi le fond du refroidisseur Noctua n'est-il pas brillanté et poli ? Etant donné que la plupart des enthousiastes d'ordinateurs personnels utilise encore aujourd'hui des pâtes thermiques à forte viscosité, le fond du refroidisseur Noctua a été optimisé pour l'utilisation de ces pâtes. Les fines rainures (micro-grooves) dans la surface du fond du refroidisseur Noctua permettent d'appliquer les pâtes thermiques à forte viscosité de manière homogène en une couche ultramince et sans aucune inclusion d'air n'existe entre le refroidisseur et la processeur central. Le risque d'une application non homogène serait beaucoup plus élevé si la surface était brillantée et polie. Des couches de pâte thermique trop épaisses et des inclusions d'air altérant sensiblement la transmission calorifique, les micro-rainures sont d'une importance décisive pour la performance de refroidissement totale du refroidisseur Noctua en cas d'utilisation des pâtes thermiques courantes à forte viscosité. 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. 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. Can I install a 140mm fan with a square frame (e.g. NF-A14)? No. Square 140mm fans like the NF-A14 would cause compatibility issues in many configurations and use a hole spacing of 124.5mm. The cooler's fan clips are designed for 105mm hole spacing as used by round 140/150mm and square 120mm fans. Can I use the NF-A15 fan on my Noctua CPU cooler? The NF-A15 is fully compatible with the NH-U12P, NH-C12P and NH-C12P SE14. On the NH-D14 and NH-C14, the NF-A15 fan can only be installed using optional fan clips. For this, please contact our customer service. The cooler's fans always run at full speed and can not be controlled by my motherboard, what's the problem? Older, discontinued models such as the NH-D14, NH-C14, NH-U12P SE2 and NH-U9B SE2 ship with 3-pin fans that can only be controlled by means of voltage adjustment. When these models were introduced in 2009 and 2010, many motherboards supported this type of speed control, whereas today, most motherboards can only control 4-pin fans by means of PWM (Pulse Width Modulation). As indicated on the resepective product pages, these models have been discontinued and superseeded by newer models such as the NH-D15, NH-C14S, NH-U12S and NH-U9S, which, like all current Noctua CPU coolers, support speed control via PWM. If you would like to use PWM speed control, please purchase one of our current cooler models or change the fans for some of our 4-pin PWM fans. Alternatively, you can also use the supplied Low-Noise and Ultra-Low-Noise adaptors in order to reduce the speed of the supplied fans. 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. Avez-vous une question sur un de nos produits ? Veuillez utiliser ce formulaire pour poser une question ! Avertissement: Nous créons et mettons à jour nos listes de compatibilité avec le plus grand soin. Malheureusement, les fabricants de cartes mères ont tendance à changer certains composants et radiateurs sans le faire remarquer en utilisant des noms de révision correspondant. Si vous rencontrez des problèmes lors de l'installation de nos refroidisseurs sur l'une des cartes mères listées comme étant compatible, s'il vous plaît n'hésitez pas à contacter notre équipe d'assistance à email@example.com. S'il vous plaît gardez à l'esprit que d'autres composants tels que des cas étroites ou petites, ainsi que les modules de mémoire avec chaleur épandeurs (plus élevés) spéciaux peuvent provoquer une compatibilité-questions.For use in systems from Dell, HP or Lenovo, please note this FAQ. Caution:The NH-D14 is a big cooler that extends over the first RAM slots on most mainboards. The cooler offers sufficient clearance for all standard size memory modules, but you won’t be able to use memory modules higher than 44mm. Corsair Dominator DDR3 modules can be used if the top heatspreader is removed as shown here. For further information regarding the compatibility of specific RAM please visit our RAM compatibility list.Note that this compatibility list indicates mechanical compatibility only and does not take into account whether or not the mainboard will be able to automatically control the speed of the cooler’s fans. Since many modern mainboards can only control 4-pin PWM fans and this cooler comes with 3-pin fans, the fans will usually run at full speed and you can use the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors to reduce the fan speed. Avertissement: Nous créons et mettons à jour nos listes de compatibilité avec le plus grand soin. Malheureusement, les fabricants de cartes mères ont tendance à changer certains composants et radiateurs sans le faire remarquer en utilisant des noms de révision correspondant. Si vous rencontrez des problèmes lors de l'installation de nos refroidisseurs sur l'une des cartes mères listées comme étant compatible, s'il vous plaît n'hésitez pas à contacter notre équipe d'assistance à firstname.lastname@example.org. S'il vous plaît gardez à l'esprit que d'autres composants tels que des cas étroites ou petites, ainsi que les modules de mémoire avec chaleur épandeurs (plus élevés) spéciaux peuvent provoquer une compatibilité-questions. Caution:The NH-D14 is a big cooler that extends over the first RAM slots on most mainboards. The cooler offers sufficient clearance for all standard size memory modules, but you won’t be able to use memory modules higher than 44mm. Corsair Dominator DDR3 modules can be used if the top heatspreader is removed as shown here. Our case compatibility list helps you to quickly identify which PC cases offer sufficient clearance for which Noctua CPU coolers. The compatibility indication is based on the height of the coolers (including fans) as well as the maximum CPU cooler height specification given by the chassis manufacturer. Caution: Please note that the fans of some tower coolers (especially larger models with 140mm fans, e.g. NH-D15 or NH-U14S TR4-SP3) may overhang the RAM slots and that this can cause compatibility issues if RAM modules taller than 32mm are used. While the fans can be moved upwards to increase RAM clearance, this will increase the total height of the cooler and thus requires additional clearance inside the chassis. As a rule of thumb, if the fan overhangs the RAM, the maximum CPU cooler height specification of the case must be at least the size of the fan plus the height of the RAM minus 7mm (accounting for the height of the socket and CPU). For example, if a cooler uses a 140mm fan that overhangs the RAM and 46mm tall RAM modules are used, the max. CPU cooler height specification should be at least 179mm (140+46-7=179). For further information and instructions on how to move up the fan for each cooler model, please click the height specification link. Disclaimer: We create and update our compatibility lists with utmost care. However, case manufacturers sometimes change parts or details of their products without prior notice or explicitly indicating a revision. Therefore, Noctua cannot accept any liability, nor in any other way be held responsible, for the following compatibility information. When modern CPUs use their turbo modes, they can (depending on the configuration of the UEFI BIOS) dissipate much more heat than indicated by the manufacturer’s TDP (Thermal Design Power) specification. Just like manual overclocking, this puts higher demands on the cooling solution. Our CPU compatibility list helps you to choose the cooler model that is best suited for a given CPU and your individual requirements as far as turbo and overclocking headroom are concerned. We classify our coolers according to the following categories: best turbo/overclocking headroom medium turbo/overclocking headroom low turbo/overclocking headroom compatible without turbo/overclocking headroom compatible with certain restrictions (see comment) incompatible (see comment) For further information on CPUs exceeding their TDP ratings and how to configure the UEFI BIOS in order to avoid excessively high temperatures, please see this FAQ. Please also see our general buying guide, motherboard compatibility list and FAQs for further help on how to select the best cooler for your configuration.