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Noctua NH-U12

Post by Jordan » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:49 am

I have a Noctua NH-U12 on my LGA1155 i5-2500K.

I'm now looking to upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600 system.

Is the NM-AM4 adaptor what I need, and is the cooler up to the job?

CPU & HS: i5 2500K | Noctua NH-U12 - fanless
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Re: Noctua NH-U12

Post by CA_Steve » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:48 pm

Short answer is yes to both. Here's the compatibility page. You should be able to contact Noctua and get the adapter for free.
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Re: Noctua NH-U12

Post by flyingsherpa » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:58 am

It'll perform fine, though I had to swap the included "F" series fan to an "A" series due to noise... the A is a huge improvement.
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