Tuesday, August 17th 2021

Noctua Announces Free-of-charge Mounting Upgrades and Updated CPU Coolers for LGA1700

Noctua today announced that it will provide free-of-charge mounting upgrade kits for Intel's upcoming LGA1700 platform, enabling customers to keep using existing CPU coolers on the new 12th generation Intel Core CPUs (Alder Lake-S). Additionally, most of Noctua's current multi-socket cooler models will soon include LGA1700 mounting hardware and the popular NH-L9i low-profile coolers will come in new, dedicated LGA1700-revisions.

"We have offered free-of-charge mounting upgrade kits to our customers ever since AMD introduced AM2 in 2006, and we're proudly continuing this tradition with Intel's upcoming Amber Lake-S processors and the LGA1700 socket", says Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "Customers will be able to upgrade most Noctua CPU coolers since 2005 at no additional cost, so even 15-year-old coolers can be used on the latest processors!"
The new NM-i17xx-MP83 and NM-i17xx-MP78 SecuFirm2 mounting kits will allow Noctua coolers with both 83 and 78 mm mounting pitch to be upgraded to LGA1700. True to the SecuFirm2 tradition, the kits combine outstanding reliability, optimal contact pressure and easy, straightforward installation with a fixed-strut backplate that doesn't require any pre-assembly or adjustment. Detailed motherboard compatibility lists that indicate which coolers are compatible with individual LGA1700 motherboards will be provided in the Noctua Compatibility Centre (NCC) once the motherboards become available.

For our chromax.black line coolers, both the NM-i17xx-MP83 and the NM-i17xx-MP78 will also be available in all-black editions. All kits will be available free of charge via Noctua's website once LGA1700 CPUs and motherboards start selling. A proof of purchase of both an eligible Noctua CPU cooler and either an LGA1700 CPU or an LGA1700 motherboard will be required. Depending on the country, express shipping options may be available but will be subject to service charges. Alternatively, customers who need the kits urgently will be able to purchase them on Amazon starting in mid-October for a suggested service charge of EUR/USD 7.90.

"Using a CPU cooler across several platform generations instead of buying a new heatsink for each generation is not only economical, it also helps to reduce unnecessary waste and save precious resources", explains Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO). "By upgrading rather than replacing your cooler, you're actively contributing to a more sustainable PC industry!"

In addition to the free mounting upgrade kits, Noctua is in the process of updating most current multi-socket coolers to include LGA1700 mounting hardware. For some models, the updated coolers are already shipping, so customers who buy new coolers will soon receive units that include LGA1700 mounting parts. Other models will be available in the updated variant shortly. Customers who still receive models without included LGA1700 mounting can always get the free upgrade kits in order to make their coolers compatible with the new socket. An approximate timeline detailing which model will be updated when is linked below.

Due to severe compatibility restrictions, there will be no upgrade kit for NH-L9i series coolers. Instead, Noctua will introduce new, dedicated revisions for LGA1700 both of the regular NH-L9i and the chromax.black version. The new NH-L9i-17xx and NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black will be officially released in October.
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10 Comments on Noctua Announces Free-of-charge Mounting Upgrades and Updated CPU Coolers for LGA1700

#1
Crackong
So it confirms the LGA1700 mount isn't compatible with previous gen.
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P4-630
So I don't have to buy a new cooler if I upgrade to socket 1700, thanks Noctua.
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#3
Dobermann
This is why I respect Noctua :)
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#4
TheDeeGee
CrackongSo it confirms the LGA1700 mount isn't compatible with previous gen.
Different height (judging the new dark blue spacers) and hole spacing.
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#5
Thribits
Oh wow this is pretty cool. respect.
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#6
Tomorrow
Hopefully Arctic and Be quiet follow up.
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#7
timta2
The truth is that you probably already paid for it.
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HTC
DobermannThis is why I respect Noctua :)
Same here.

When i purchased my 1st AM4 board + CPU, i used the cooler that came with the CPU while i waited for Noctua to send me the AM4 mounting kit i requested of them for my ALREADY DISCONTINUED Noctua cooler (the one in my system specs) and they sent me a kit free of charge: took less than a week for the kit to arrive.

Because i had misplaced the cooler's invoice, i sent them this:



I covered in white my full name and my e-mail address in order to post the pic here, but they are required: they sent me an AM4 mounting kit for free, no questions asked.
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Pepamami
HTCSame here.

When i purchased my 1st AM4 board + CPU, i used the cooler that came with the CPU while i waited for Noctua to send me the AM4 mounting kit i requested of them for my ALREADY DISCONTINUED Noctua cooler (the one in my system specs) and they sent me a kit free of charge: took less than a week for the kit to arrive.

Because i had misplaced the cooler's invoice, i sent them this:



I covered in white my full name and my e-mail address in order to post the pic here, but they are required: they sent me an AM4 mounting kit for free, no questions asked.
Oof I bought my AM4 mount kit for my old NH-D14 (that left after core i7 930) for 5$ in local store, I did not know they are free :C
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HTC
PepamamiOof I bought my AM4 mount kit for my old NH-D14 (that left after core i7 930) for 5$ in local store, I did not know they are free :C
If you misplaced the cooler's invoice like i did, you only need 2 of the following 3 items in the pic: cooler (mandatory, obviously) + either board or CPU. Add a paper with your full name, date and e-mail and take a snapshot to send them.

Fill up the form i linked in my previous reply and you're good to go.

From their AM4 mounting kit form page:
We strictly require a valid proof of purchase (electronic version or scan/photo of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and either an AM4 motherboard or AM4 CPU in order to process your request. In case you've lost the invoice of your Noctua CPU cooler, please write your full name and the current date on a piece of paper, take a photo of the paper next to your CPU cooler and upload it as proof of purchase. Please note that your name has to be clearly readable and that we can't process requests without proper proof of purchase.
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