Thursday, April 27th 2017

Noctua Provides Free Mounting Upgrade for Intel's Upcoming LGA2066 Platform

Noctua today announced that it will continue its tradition of supplying customers with its premium-class SecuFirm2 mounting kits for novel platforms free of charge. While most current Noctua heatsinks support the new LGA2066 socket of Intel's 'Basin Falls' X299 platform for 'Skylake-X' and 'Kaby Lake-X' CPUs out of the box, older models can be upgraded with the NM-I2011 or NM-i20xx kits at no additional cost.

"We're determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and, over the years, we've sent many thousands of mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to new platforms", says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "With Skylake-X just around the corner, we're pleased to announce that we'll extend this offer for LGA2066. Owners of older Noctua retail heatsinks that don't support LGA2011/LGA2066 out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!"
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.

Users of older Noctua retail models that don't include a SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA2011 can obtain the NM-I2011 kit free of charge on Noctua's website in order to make their heatsinks compatible with LGA2011 and LGA2066. In order to reflect that the NM-I2011 is compatible with both LGA2011 and LGA2066, the kit will be renamed to NM-i20xx and will be sold under this name, starting in Q3/Q4. The kit is compatible with most Noctua retail coolers produced since 2005 except for the NH-L9i and NH-L9a low-profile models.

To order the NM-I2011/NM-I20xx kit, a proof of purchase (electronic version, screenshot, photo or scan of the invoice) of both an eligible Noctua CPU cooler and either an LGA2066 motherboard or LGA2066 CPU will be required. Users who have lost the invoice for their Noctua CPU cooler may write their full name and the current date on a piece of paper, take a photo of the paper next to their CPU cooler and upload this as proof of purchase. The kit can also be purchased in stores for a low service charge.

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3 Comments on Noctua Provides Free Mounting Upgrade for Intel's Upcoming LGA2066 Platform

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iBruce
What this really means is X299 is on the way and right around the corner. :clap:

Grabbing a Rampage 6 Extreme and a 7850K if Intel increases the cache, wondering if Asus has designed the Bitspower monoblock with a single water cooled M.2 slot like the Maximus 9 Extreme OR extended the monoblock down to the PCH Basin Falls chipset to watercool a 2nd M.2 slot. Hmmmm, will be interesting to find out at Computex in late May early June.


Noctua has done these free socket upgrades for years, hat's off to them. Looks like both my Noctua heatsinks will be X299 compatible right out of the box anyway.


Have the NH-D15 getting ready to sell and the NH-C14S on the way from Newegg. The NH-D15 is so good even with overclocking 6-core Broadwell to 4.5GHz, found myself putting off delaying postponing completing the water loop for months, so selling it for $40. Going with the smaller form factor NH-C14S during the interim period between completed loop and new platform, so yea, will air-cool the 6800K and R5E10 and leave it stock until the new mobos/CPUs launch.

The NH-C14S will force me to complete the water loop. :D Using 5 (Five) Hardware Labs MultiPort radiators already purchased, going to be so awesome.

That Rampage 6 Apex should also be very interesting. :toast:


OK, that's enough about me, let's talk about you. :p
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mcraygsx
One of those fantastic companies that take care of their customers unlike some out there. This is exactly the reason I purchase their heat sink / fan's even if they cost little more then the competition. Noctua we the enthusiasts and IT industry is luck to have you around.
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HTC
mcraygsx said:
One of those fantastic companies that take care of their customers unlike some out there. This is exactly the reason I purchase their heat sink / fan's even if they cost little more then the competition. Noctua we the enthusiasts and IT industry is luck to have you around.
Couldn't agree more!
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