Forum discussion tagged with Noctua.
  1. makemorelove

    Question x670e Steel Legend - Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.Black - Arctic P14 PWM PST

    Hello, I have a very lame question, but just to make sure everything goes well... Where exactly should I plug my noctua and my arctic fans on x670e steel legend mb? This is my planned configuration : - 3x Front arctic - daisy chain. - 2x Top arctic + 1 Back - these also in daisy chain if...
  2. macdiva

    Question Can I Rotate a Noctua NH-U9S 90

    Can I rotate a Noctua NH-U9S 90 degrees? I rebuilt my pc in an htpc case and case fans are only oriented from left to right. The Noctua cooler blows towards the back. Can the mount or fan orientation be rotated 90 degrees and if so how?? i5 8600k EVGA 3070sc Asus z370-f 32 Gb Corsair Vengeance...
  3. zoldos

    Question 3 pin full speed fan, or 4 pin PWM fan for CPU heatsink??

    I currently have a standard 92MM 3 pin fan on my CPU heatsink that spins at full speed. Honestly, temps are great since I removed the front of my case to expose the 120MM fan that was behind it (cheap HP case). But, would a Noctua PWM fan work better? Is it worth swapping it out? Thanks!!
  4. F

    Question Upgrade to the AM5 platform?

    Hello, so I'm considering upgrading my several-years-old PC. What I have: What I may buy: Are the components fully compatible? What issues may I have? Is the upgrade good overall (don't pay attention to the GPU - it will get its upgrade sometime too)? And what concerns me is that Zen 4...
  5. T

    Question Multiple Noctua fans(3000RPM) per splitter and fan header compatibility

    Hi, I've just gotten 6 sets of NF-F14 @ 3000RPM PWM but was wondering if I could use 3 fan splitter cable per motherboard header in my Gigabyte Auros Elite b550? I know 3000RPM is overboard but I got them second hand and they were really really cheap so I decided to get them (12 bucks each)...
  6. D

    [SOLVED] Intel i5-13600k thermal throttling with noctua nh-d15 in cinebench

    Hi all, did a similar thread a couple weeks back but I recently swapped out my cooler as it wasn't keeping temps in check for the chonky noctua to d15 and idle temps have improved drastically around 35 degrees but in stress tests its shooting up to 97 to 100 degrees in under a minute. Tried...
  7. J

    Question Does an AMD Wraith Stealth stock cooler compete reasonably with a Noctua L9i?

    I have both a spare L9i and a spare stock AMD Wraith Stealth, and one of them is going into an entry level gaming PC for a non-tech-literate friend. I've heard that stock coolers aren't really garbage these days (I havent been building PCs regularly for many years), and both of these things are...
  8. S

    [SOLVED] I7 13700K temps too high on Noctua NHD15. Thinking to upgrading to Kraken x63

    Hi guys I am currently using a I7 13700K on my Lian Li 215 Case. Due to Ram clearance My CPU cooler NOCTUA NHD15 CROMAX is mounted up side down. Meaning Fans are pointing towards the Top of the case. When On idle My temps are 40C. When gaming temps are somewhere in the...
  9. TechGreek

    Question Best aircooler for i7-13700k?

    Hello guys, I am debating between the two air coolers below for my all black build. The price in my country are the same for both at about 120$. My question is if the temperatures are identical and if they can overclock the cpu.
  10. K

    Question What’s the difference between the Noctua A-14 and the A-15 fans?

    What’s the performance difference and which ones should I get if I’m looking for less noise? Thanks.
  11. H

    Question Ryzen 5 3600 running very toasty in Cooler Master Elite 130

    I have been running this configuration for the past year now: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 Cooler: Noctua NH-L9x65 SE-AM4 MOBO: GIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 ITX Ram: Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 GPU: Gigabyte Windforce GTX 1070 OC 8gb Storage: 1tb Intel m.2 SSD, 2tb WD Green...
  12. bjohn93

    [SOLVED] Hyte Revolt 3 Front Fan Mods

    Wondering if any one has any ideas on how to add fans to the Hyte Revolt 3 case between the front panel and GPU I've thought about maybe picking up this magnetic screw set from Amazon, but wasn't sure if these would work or how I feel about sticking magnets in the PC...
  13. S

    [SOLVED] Intel Core i7 13700K on a Noctua NH D5

    I am currently using a I7 13700K with a Noctua NHD15. My Normal Temp while on idel stays at somewhere like 35 to 40 Degree Celsius. I usually Use Adobe PP To Render videos. But when I Do that Temp goes to like 95C. While gaming It stays around 45 to 60. Is that normal for this CPU? I have...
  14. S

    Question Best cooler for nr200P

    For my mITX i am planning to go with air cooler instead of aio(not convinced). First I was thinking about the noctua nh-u12a but this cooler doesnt fit with the tempered glass panel. I know there are other good options like scythe mugen 5, scythe fuma2 and some noctua coolers. So what is the...
  15. K

    Question Is my Noctua NH-D15 enough to cool a 13900KF at stock speeds?

    Hey! I just ordered my 13900KF and I'm planning to use my Noctua NH-D15 to cool it but the reviews have me worried a bit as the CPU seems to get hot. Gaming is the heaviest workload I use my PC for. Thanks!
  16. M

    Question Cooling a ryzen 3900X with a Noctua NH-L9a-AM4

    I've got a ryzen 3900X and I have a Noctua NH-La-AM4. is this good or good enough to keep this cpu cool?
  17. M

    [SOLVED] CPU 100 degrees with AIO + 6 fans!!

    Hi everyone, I recently updated my system and while testing my i9-10900 it's reaching 100 degrees on Cinebench. The thing is I have a beQuiet! Silent Loop 2 360, and 6 more fans in my case. It's a Lian Li o11 Dynamic, and the config is for the 3 rear and 3 bottom fans (12mm Noctua Chromax Black)...
  18. S

    Question My PC only works when i turn it on second attempt ?

    Hello, this is my first build and I'm building it alone, so i don't know what's happening. After i finish build my pc, i turned it on, all parts seems works but motherboard on with orange light then monitor gives no display and keyboard's light off. And i directly turn the pc off then start...
  19. Emir_kyz

    Question Noctua NF-F12 as rear exhaust fan?

    Hello all. I have been using non brand (frisby it says on the plate) as rear exhaust fan. Recently saw real good deal for noctua nf-f12. I know it is best for radiators but still wanted to ask. Do you think it would be good for rear exhaust fan? I have Arctic P12 in front as intake.
  20. Stoutscientist

    Question Computer fans do not spin up until boot

    I replaced my old low RPM OEM fans in my PC with new Noctua redux fans but now they don't spin up until my PC starts booting windows and when the computer is first turned on I get the error "CPU Fan Failure!" (even though all 3 don't spin up). I feel that it might be bad for my computer because...
  21. I

    Question Combining y cable and pwm extention to hub - Safe?

    I got a Fractal Design - Define 7 XL. In it there's a Nexus+ 2 Fan Hub. It supports 3x 4-pin PWM. Problem is I got 4x PWM fans (Noctua NF-A14) 140mm 3x Front Intake 1x Exhaust I intend to have the exhaust plugged in the hub. Leaving 2x PWM left on the hub. So I was thinking plugging 2 front...
  22. Nervly

    [SOLVED] Best Thermal Paste for USED Noctua NH-D15s?

    Hello, I just purchased an used Noctua NH-D15s so it doesn't bring Noctua's stock thermal paste, which means I'll have to buy the paste separately. What is the best one I can get for this cooler hooked up to a 3700x? Thank you!
  23. S

    [SOLVED] Noctua NT-H2, Noctua NT-H1, and Grizzly Kryonaut comparison?

    After using Arctic Silver 5 for my laptop, and reapplied it with the pea method many times carefully, I've noticed temperatures before a year start fluctuating so I think I should switch over to a new paste. I'm looking for a paste that will perform very well for many years without needing to...
  24. 5

    [SOLVED] Bottom case fan, Noctua NF-A15, better as intake or exhaust in Fractal Torrent Compact (which already has 2x180mm front)?

    I have the following setup: Case: Fractal Torrent Compact (two front fans 180mm, which I think are intakes) CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D15S with one fan (Noctua logo facing the rear side of the case) I have two questions about what I should do with my Noctua NF-A15 fan which I luckily got for a...
  25. A

    [SOLVED] Did I install cooler fans backward? (Noctua NH-U12A)

    Just upgraded my system to a 5600X with new mobo and Noctua NH-12A cooler. Noctua's directions seemed to indicate which fan should go on which side of the cooler, but after install it seems to be blowing toward the front of the case. Here's a pic: View: . The...
  26. T

    [SOLVED] i7-9700k unusually high temperatures with a load of cooling, would really appreciate input

    Hi, I built my PC about three years ago and have been struggling to get adequate noise levels and temperatures ever since with my 9700k. I started with two stock fans and a Cryorig H7 and have since upgraded a number of components which are the following: i7-9700k (stock/4.6ghz turbo)...
  27. grismeister

    [SOLVED] How do I get 9 fans in one case/on one motherboard

    Hello, I have the AUSS ROG STRIX Z 490-F and is planning to upgrade my cooling a little, but I am wondering how (I am really new to this and there is probably a really simple solution how) how do I get 9 NF-P12s in a single case when the motherboard has only 2 headers? and also if there is...
  28. grismeister

    [SOLVED] What is the best airflow setup Meshify 2?

    What is the best Air flow setup for a Fractal Design Meshify 2, I am planning of buying a NH-D15 and 9 Noctua NF-P12 as case fans, I have never really cared/looked into air flow, so I dont really know anything about it, or does it even matter that much?
  29. michozara

    Question Rate and help plan my new 5950x Noctua gaming pc

    Hello everyone! Before I get to it a little intro on the background of my current, Ok-ish workstation with an threadripper 1900x on a MSI x399 SLI PLUS, cooled by a Noctua, with 64 of sloooow ram (got it to like 1400 with XMP) and a 1080 GPU. To be honest I intended to do an upgrade on or a...
  30. P

    [SOLVED] Looking for RAM & Cooler advice (Ryzen 5900x & Asus B550F)

    Hey! Here's my updated list, I just got the 3080 so there's the point of no return. Important is that it's a quiet build, I initially wanted to give it a nice look with distinct RGB, but then realized the updated CPU 5900x needs as much cooling as it...
  31. Exia00

    [SOLVED] Question about NH-L9x65

    Hi so i wanted to know if the NH-L9x65 would giving about the same cooling performance as my Deepcool Gammaxx 400s because right now i am using the Cooler Master NR400 ODD case with a triple slow EVGA GTX 1660 in my system and was thinking when i would replace my GPU for a double slot GPU that i...
  32. danielgarepisholland

    [SOLVED] What Noctua cooler is this?

    Hello there, I got my PC from someone and I want to sell the CPU cooler, from Noctua. I'm not sure what the model number is, so could someone help me out? Photos:
  33. M

    [SOLVED] Neither CPU fan nor System fan spin

    I bought a frankenstien machine and thought Id try to make it work. Neither fan will spin* and I cant proceed to Windows because I get the "fan not operating" error. HP Pavillion with Berks motherboard i7 9700 95w (I discovered this motherboard only supports up to 65w CPU, but I hope...
  34. P

    [SOLVED] Aftermarket Cooler for my Gaming PC

    I am planning on buying new components for my PC. Processor options: Ryzen 5 3600x or Ryzen 5 5600x. Motherboard: Asrock B450M Pro4 I am a bit confused for the cooler as to buy an Air Cooler or AIO Cooler. A few options I am looking at are ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 120...
  35. RajTheGeek

    [SOLVED] Need help!!...ARCTIC Freezer 34 Esports Duo or Noctua U12S chromax black?

    Hello there, I'm planning to buy a cpu air cooler for my system. Here's my specs: Ryzen 3 3100 MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX Corsair CX 550W GTX 1060 I live in India so our ambient temps are pretty high especially in summer(45C+). Also my AMD stock cooler is starting to make soo much noise. Now I have...
  36. J

    [SOLVED] What should I buy for a 9900k?

    Hi, I have right now this: MSI MEG Z390 ACE I9 9900K EVGA RTX 2080S NOCTUA nh-d15 buy my case is abyssTR from gamemax (bad choide I know) and my 9900k was overheathing so i had to maintain opened the side panel but all my set up allways gets dirty. I have two options right now that i can buy...
  37. Griffyn

    [SOLVED] Noctua NH-L9i RAM clearance

    I'm looking into possibly doing a Mini ITX build in the DAN A4-SFX, and I've seen a lot of people recommend the Noctua NH-L9i as a great cooler, but I'm not sure if it will fit with the RAM I have in a Mini ITX system. I'm going to use an older CPU and RAM I have, so the RAM is the Corsair...
  38. A

    [SOLVED] Question about Fan control and Fan hub(s).

    Hello! I want to improve my airflow in my PC and I want to be able to control it. My PC build is: CPU: i9-10900 (non-K) CPU COOLER: NOCTUA NH-D15 (with 2 Noctua fans that it came with) GPU: MSI 3090 GAMING X TRIO RAM : 2 x 16GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE 3200MHZ MOTHERBOARD: ASROCK Z490 TAICHI PC CASE...
  39. T

    [SOLVED] Does having a 3pin AIO pump connected to CPU_OPT get full voltage if the CPU_FAN is 4 pin PWM?

    Hi, I have a 4pin PWM noctua F12 as a radiator fan in the CPU_FAN header and the corsair H60 AIO (3 pin) pump in the CPU_OPT headerm my motherboard is asus z87-pro. My CPU_FAN RPM is controlled by the CPU temps detected on my motherboard (using Fan Xpert). Does the pump AIO receive full voltage...
  40. T

    [SOLVED] How can I set a minimum CPU_FAN speed on my 4pin PWM radiator fan

    Hi, I have a corsair H60 AIO with a noctua F12 (4 pin PWM) radiator fan and my MOBO is Asus Z87-Pro. The AIO is plugged into the CPU_OPT header and the Noctua F12 fan in the CPU_FAN header. When I boot my pc I get a BIOS error saying CPU fan error because on startup my CPU fan is only running...