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Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with Intel LGA1200? - Noctua Answers

Is your CPU cooler ready for LGA 1200?

Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with Intel LGA1200? - Noctua Answers

Which Noctua CPU coolers are compatible with Intel LGA1200? - Noctua Answers

Is your cooler ready for Intel's LGA 1200 socket? That's the question that Noctua wants to answer, confirming that the majority of its CPU cooling lineup is compatible with Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-S series processors. 

Noctua has confirmed that Intel's LGA 1200 platform uses an identical mounting system to their existing LGA115x series of sockets, making all of Noctua's LGA 115x compatible coolers ready for LGA 1200. This means that even coolers as old as Noctua's infamous NH-D14 cooler can support Comet Lake out of the box. 

With this confirmation, Noctua has also revealed that eleven coolers will be compatible with LGA 1200 if users apply for a free NM-i115x upgrade kit from Noctua. To do this, all you need to do is apply for a free upgrade kit on Noctua's website and provide proof of purchase for one of the compatible coolers listed below.   

In addition to this, seven additional coolers will be compatible with LGA 1200 with Noctua's NM-i115x upgrade kit, though Noctua will not supply this kit with these older heatsinks for free. The kit currently costs as little as £8 on Amazon, making it a relatively small investment. 

Eight of Noctua's CPU coolers are not compatible with Intel's new LGA 1200 socket, with all of these coolers offering AMD-specific socket support. These coolers were never designed for Intel-powered systems, so users shouldn't expect LGA 1200 support to begin with. 
 
 
Noctua LGA 1200 Socket Support
Out of the Box SupportRequires Free
Upgrade Kit

Requires Upgrade Kit
(Not Free)

Not Compatible
NH-C12P SE14NH-C12PNH-U12DONH-U14S TR4-SP3
NH-C14NH-D15 SE-AM4NH-U12DXNH-U12S TR4-SP3
NH-C14SNH-L9x65 SE-AM4NH-U12DX 1366NH-U9 TR4-SP3
NH-D15NH-U12NH-U12DX i4NH-U12DO A3
NH-D15 chromax.blackNH-U12FNH-U9DX i4NH-U9 DO A3
NH-D15SNH-U12PNH-U9DX 1366NH-L9a
NH-D14 NH-U12P SE1366NH-U9DONH-L9a-AM4
NH-L12 NH-U12S SE-AM4 

NH-L9a-AM4 chromax.black

NH-L12S NH-U9  
NH-L9i NH-U9F  
NH-L9i chromax-black NH-U9B  
NH-L9x65   
NH-U14S   
NH-U12A   
NH-U12S   
NH-U12S chromax black   
NH-U12P SE2   
NH-U9S   
NH-D9L   
NH-U9B SE2   

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Most Recent Comments

22-04-2020, 10:53:55

AlienALX
Why couldn't Intel have just used the X58/79/99/299 mount? The one that remained the same all these years FFS.Quote

22-04-2020, 11:07:02

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Why couldn't Intel have just used the X58/79/99/299 mount? The one that remained the same all these years FFS.
Intel's using the same mounts as LGA 115X, so anything that supported anything since Sandy Bridge supports this. I don't see the problem.Quote

22-04-2020, 11:07:52

AlienALX
Oh. I figured it wasn't the same, given how many kits they are giving away and selling.

My bad.Quote

22-04-2020, 11:18:17

WYP
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Oh. I figured it wasn't the same, given how many kits they are giving away and selling.

My bad.
All those coolers are pretty old. Noctua just supports their stuff for ages. A lot of those designs have newer models etc these days.Quote
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