Wednesday, February 20th 2019

Noctua CPU Coolers Now Include AM4 Mounting at No Extra Cost

Noctua today announced that all of its current multi-socket desktop CPU coolers, such as the popular NH-D15, NH-U14S and NH-U12S, now also include installation hardware for the AM4 socket of AMD's Ryzen processors. Although Noctua introduced its dedicated SE-AM4 models in early 2017 and has provided free-of-charge upgrade kits ever since the launch of the AM4 platform, the updates of the existing multi-socket models now allow customers to install them on all current mainstream sockets without ordering extra mounting kits. As suggested retail prices remain unchanged, the updates come at no extra cost to the customers.

"We've supported AMD's Ryzen platform with our SE-AM4 models and free-of-charge mounting upgrades from the very beginning", says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "As with Intel's LGA115x and 20xx platforms, our customers have greatly appreciated our free upgrade policy. We've provided many thousands of free mounting kits and quite a few customers have migrated 10-year-old heatsinks they had already used on several socket generations. This means a lot to us and we'll continue to offer the free kits of course. However, with AM4 becoming more and more popular, we think it is time to also include the mountings with our existing models so that customers have everything at hand when they purchase new coolers."
The following CPU cooler models have been updated and now also include SecuFirm2 mounting hardware for AM4: NH-C14S, NH-D15, NH-D15S, NH-D9L, NH-L9x65, NH-U12S, NH-U14S, NH-U9S. In addition to AM4, the coolers continue to include mounting hardware for Intel LGA2066, LGA2011, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150 as well as the previous generation AMD platforms (AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+). As a result, they are now compatible with all current mainstream platforms out of the box.

Noctua has been shipping the updated versions with AM4 support for several months, so the stock that is in stores now already includes AM4 hardware. In the unlikely event that customers who buy new coolers should still receive old stock without AM4 mountings, they can still order free upgrade kits via Noctua's website.

The manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRPs) for all models remain unchanged despite the update. At the same time, Noctua will continue its free upgrade policy of offering AM4 upgrade kits to customers who have purchased eligible cooler models without AM4 support prior to this announcement.

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9 Comments on Noctua CPU Coolers Now Include AM4 Mounting at No Extra Cost

#1
Vayra86
Ehm, thanks? Want a cookie?

'Here is the correct bracket to actually use the product you bought'...
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#2
Sir Alex Ice
Somebody actually was stupid enough to add the "at No Extra Cost" bit? Who are they hiring to do the PR?!
Yes, do tell the end users that they can actually use your product now, but leave the "at No Extra Cost" out.
Noctua is not doing any favors to the end user.
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I guess trying to sell the extra CPU mounts as DLC or making the CPU cooler a 'live service' model didn't quite work out so they backpedalled to look like they were doing everyone a favour.

At least the season pass was free. and those pass quite frequently.
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#5
yakk
Guess demand is growing enough for AM4, and their product segregation was causing confusion.

"No extra cost" bit is quite funny.
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#6
jeremyshaw
Sir Alex Ice said:
Somebody actually was stupid enough to add the "at No Extra Cost" bit? Who are they hiring to do the PR?!
Yes, do tell the end users that they can actually use your product now, but leave the "at No Extra Cost" out.
Noctua is not doing any favors to the end user.
It was always at "No Extra Cost." I got the AM4 mounting brackets for free from noctua, for my ~4 year old AM3 (NH L9a) heatsink. They have two forms for requesting the free AM4 mounting bracket (for their low profile and standard heatsink mounting styles), applicable to most (all?) AM3 compatible noctua heatsinks, old or new.

FreedomEclipse said:
I guess trying to sell the extra CPU mounts as DLC or making the CPU cooler a 'live service' model didn't quite work out so they backpedalled to look like they were doing everyone a favour.

At least the season pass was free. and those pass quite frequently.
The brackets were always offered for free, shipping covered by noctua.
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HTC
jeremyshaw said:
It was always at "No Extra Cost." I got the AM4 mounting brackets for free from noctua, for my ~4 year old AM3 (NH L9a) heatsink. They have two forms for the free AM4 mounting bracket (for their low profile and standard heatsink mounting styles).
I got a free AM4 mounting kit, after i requested it by providing proof i owned a Noctua cooler + AM4 board, for my quite old and for several years now discontinued NH-C14 cooler.
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#8
NdMk2o1o
Well us AMD owners should be really grateful to Noctua they are providing this expensive bit of kit for free :rolleyes:
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HTC
NdMk2o1o said:
Well us AMD owners should be really grateful to Noctua they are providing this expensive bit of kit for free :rolleyes:
Not just AMD owners since Noctua's coolers also work for Intel's offerings: they come with the necessary brackets for Intel CPU's installation. If not the case, then one should be able to ask Noctua for the proper mounting kit and it should be free of charge, providing you have proof of ownership of a Noctua cooler + CPU / board, either with invoice copy or, like with my specific case (i had "misplaced" the required invoices), a pic with the products accompanied with some required information (see my previous post for one such example).

Noctua has done this sort of thing in the past long before AM4 platform came to be: when a new socket is introduced, they tend to offer free of charge the necessary brackets for CPU installation in said new socket. There are exceptions, such as the TR4-SP3 platform but that's because the difference in base's size is so damn huge VS "normal" CPU coolers.
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