Noctua Offers Free LGA 1150 Haswell Mounting Kit Upgrade for Older Heatsinks

Subject: General Tech | March 20, 2013 - 12:05 AM |
Tagged: noctua, lga 1150, hsf, heatsink, haswell, cpu cooler

Noctua has recently announced that the company is providing free mounting kits to owners of existing coolers to make them compatible with Intel's latest LGA 1150 (Haswell) motherboards. The new NM-i115x mounting kit will allow enthusiasts to recycle their older Noctua coolers with the new platform without issue. The kit includes a new back plate with fixed struts and the necessary connectors (screws, springs, et al) to make alignment and mounting easier than previous setups.

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Because the LGA 1150 socket keeps the same mounting hole spacing as the current LGA 1156 and LGA 1155 sockets, many newer Noctua cooler will not need the mounting kit upgrade, and can simply be installed into the Haswell machine as is. In other words, if the heatsink worked with your Lynnfield, Sandy Bridge, or Ivy Bridge-based system, it will work in a Haswell system as well. According to Noctua, the following coolers are already compatible with Haswell:

NH-C14, NH-D14, NH-C12P SE14, NH-L12, NH-L9i, NH-U12P SE2, NH-U9B SE2

If your cooler was released prior to LGA 1156, you will need to grab the NM-i115x mounting kit upgrade by filling out this form. Noctua will make the kit available on its website as well as in retail stores (for a minimal charge, though the company did not provide specific pricing). You will need to provide proof of purchase for your existing cooler by sending Noctua a scan or screenshot of your invoice or receipt.

For more information on the NM-i115x, head over to the Noctua product page.

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It is nice to see Noctua standing behind its products like this, even if it only affects a small number of users that will be making the jump for LGA 775/ect to LGA 1150.


Source: Noctua

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March 20, 2013 | 04:57 AM - Posted by arbiter

hopfully the new boards will have pervious gen mount holes. My p55 board has mount holes for 775 coolers.

March 20, 2013 | 08:04 PM - Posted by mLocke


March 20, 2013 | 08:04 PM - Posted by mLocke

Installing a Noctua heatsink on your CPU is how I show love, silently.

March 21, 2013 | 07:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Responsible Company! That's great..

May 10, 2013 | 05:36 AM - Posted by Ted (not verified)

Noctua is the best when it comes to customer support! They send last time mounting brackets for 1155 and now this one!

Go get this one Muthafucker!

December 20, 2013 | 03:53 PM - Posted by Flauzer (not verified)

Amazing customer management. Many companies should learn ....

Noctua whole life!!!


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