Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Noctua Readies AMD Socket AM4 Upgrade Kit

Noctua is among the first CPU cooler manufacturers to develop a retention kit for the upcoming AMD socket AM4. There are three versions of this, compatible with all existing Noctua coolers, except D0 series and NH-L9i series. This means that even 10-year old heatsinks from Noctua should be able to cool next-gen AMD chips. Noctua will be giving these away for free to all existing customers (proof of purchase required).
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6 Comments on Noctua Readies AMD Socket AM4 Upgrade Kit

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Chaitanya
I read somehwere that Amd was keeping its am2 retention mechanism for heatsinks for their upcoming apu/cpu platform.
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IceScreamer
Chaitanya, post: 3466200, member: 93474"
I read somehwere that Amd was keeping its am2 retention mechanism for heatsinks for their upcoming apu/cpu platform.
Thermaltake first confirmed that the same mounting holes were to be used on AM4, but they deleted their post claiming misinformation, so it's probably a new mounting system.
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Chaitanya
IceScreamer, post: 3466204, member: 161373"
Thermaltake first confirmed that the same mounting holes were to be used on AM4, but they deleted their post claiming misinformation, so it's probably a new mounting system.
Thats interesting, I really hoped that Amd will keep their old mounting system as it was quite good. But new mounting holes means new mounting system. I have couple of Hyper 212Evo lying around, let hope CM follows suit and provide free mounting h/w for new Amd processors.
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Aquinus
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Chaitanya, post: 3466347, member: 93474"
Thats interesting, I really hoped that Amd will keep their old mounting system as it was quite good. But new mounting holes means new mounting system. I have couple of Hyper 212Evo lying around, let hope CM follows suit and provide free mounting h/w for new Amd processors.
Yes but, I would be surprised. The socket is probably a different size since the pin count is different so, they may have widened the spacing in order to accommodate the larger socket.
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#5
basco
bravo noctua for giving away a socket kit upgrade for free again!
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#6
wiak
basco, post: 3466370, member: 72541"
bravo noctua for giving away a socket kit upgrade for free again!
yeah they are in my "good" list, i also got a pair of free alternative mount kits for my amd cpus
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