Noctua

Forum discussion tagged with Noctua.
  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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...
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    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...
  5. Nervly

    Question 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!
  6. 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...
  7. sooptacular

    Question Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 - Noctua CPU cooler whine?

    Hi all! Recently built in the phanteks evolv shift 2 and had some huge troubles with my 120mm aio (couldn't wrangle the tubes) so I ended up getting a Noctua NH-L12S in this configuration: View: https://imgur.com/a/1Zv14I5 It works fine and silent with the case panel OFF, but when it's on I...
  8. [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...
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    [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: https://imgur.com/a/3GeGA6u . The...
  10. 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)...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QjN9fP 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...
  15. 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...
  16. [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:
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    [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...
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    [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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. T

    [SOLVED] Positive pressure? Help with placements

    I have a fractal meshify s2 that I am looking to add more cooling too. I am Noctua everything at the moment with current setup 10700K + U14S single fan 2x140mm NFA14 intake 1x140mm NFA14 exhaust I strictly game+stream and during 1080p Warzone games while streaming my CPU is about 69-77C I have...
  26. ten160

    [SOLVED] Which noctua cooler to get?

    I'm picking a cooler for a 9900k. Planning on not only OC'ing it to 5 ghz on all cores, but also want to keep using the cooler when I upgrade to intel's 12th gen i9 cpu. My picks are either the NH-D15, the NH-U12A, the NH-U12s, and the NH-U14s. I've looked at every comparison benchmarks I could...
  27. [SOLVED] Corsair H150i RGB Pro XT (AIO CPU Cooler) - Can't change fan speeds ?

    Hi there, I installed my Corsair H150i RGB Pro XT last night. Selected hardware specs for reference: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic ATX Full...
  28. B

    [SOLVED] [Ryzen 5 5600X] Upgrading PC - Need compatibility review and recommendations to improve my selected components

    PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $325.00) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 64.95 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00) Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Amazon) Memory: *G.Skill Flare X Series 16 GB (2 x 8...
  29. V

    [SOLVED] How to power more fans than the motherboard supports?

    Hello! For my build, I am going to be getting the Gigabyte Aorus x570 Elite It has 4 fan headers: CPU_FAN CPU_OPT SYS_FAN1 SYS_FAN2 I will be using a Corsair 4000D AirFlow case, which comes with 2 of the Corsair AirGuide 120mm Fans. I am also using Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler, and 2 of the...
  30. S

    [SOLVED] PWM Fan Controller for mixed size fans 120/140mm

    Hello, I have 9 Noctua iPPC fan's in the case for cooling and air flow. It's a mix of 140's and 120's 120's : NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM (https://noctua.at/en/nf-f12-industrialppc-3000-pwm) 140's: NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM (https://noctua.at/en/nf-a14-industrialppc-3000-pwm) I am...
  31. [SOLVED] Is it normal?,Backplate mounting noctua/id-cooling

    Hi, I have an id-cooling 224 xt and the Backplate is resting over the stock backplate of the mother, not over the 4 corners, in what I assume has a 4 white nylon washers, this backplate is the same as the one provided by Noctua, I just hand tighten everything by hand and a slightly with...
  32. B

    [SOLVED] Question about the Noctua NH-L9x65. Help?

    My case is too small for a normal tower CPU cooler so I got this one, but I'm a little confused on the direction the fan is suppose to face. Is it suppose to blow air onto the heatsink or away from it? I asked around but someone told me that its suppose to blow air away from the heatsink...
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    [SOLVED] Does Noctua Future proof their coolers?

    Hey guys, I'm in the market for a midrange/cheap air cooler for my 10850K while I wait for my Arctic Silver 360MM. I noticed Noctua still sells the DH-15. The first time I saw those fans I think was back in 2014? Somehow they still sell them and they are still the top performers. Unless I'm...
  34. taughducky

    [SOLVED] Is it better cheaper Air cooler with noctua fans, or just completely noctua nh-u12s

    Hey guys, im building PC with r5 3600 CPU, and looking for a CPU air cooler and stumble upon noctua nh-u12s chromax ($85) but its expensive and so I search for alternative like CM212 and ID cooling SE 224 XT black, and saw a bunch of great review for SE 224xt and only lack behind u12s by a...
  35. A

    [SOLVED] Replace stock case fans with Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM 140mm?

    Hey guys, is it worth upgrading all of my stock fans? Currently, I'm using the stock fans of my case ( Phanteks P600S, 2 140mm in the front as intake, 1 140mm in the rear as exhaust, nothing at the top) and I'm thinking of removing all of them and putting 3 Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM 140mm in the...
  36. A

    [SOLVED] What fans to put at the top of my case??

    Hello, I would like to ask you what fans should I put at the top of my case. I was thinking about putting 2 x Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM 140mm as exhaust at the top. Would it be better if I put them as intake? Is there a better fan than Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM 140mm top case fan? ( And cost less than...
  37. T

    [SOLVED] Noctua NF-F12 vs Corsair ML120

    Hey everyone. I'm looking to swap my SP120s on my Corsair H100i AIO, since they're getting old and kind of noisy. I can't decide between the Noctua NF F12 and the ML120. Both have descent CFM and static pressure. The ML should be better (and looks better) But I heard they are much more noisy...
  38. V

    Question Question about Noctua's NH-U12A installation

    Hello everyone, I hope you're doing fine. I'm writing this post because I've noticed in many different videos and pictures that the Noctua NH-12UA heatsink was always installed having a specific direction in mind. What so happens is that I installed my cooler in the exact opposite way, compared...
  39. Awesomlego

    [SOLVED] Best 155mm CPU cooler?

    I currently have a Corsair H115i (slightly older one but not like super old), but it just isn't keeping up at the noise levels I want and I've been having issues with the fans/pump working with iCue. The whole experience of using an AIO has not been great, so I think I want to go to an air...
  40. Mr. Pettit

    Question CoolerMaster Masterbox NR600 - Fan suggestions/help

    Hey everyone, So recently I swapped out all of the cooling fans inside of my PC since I'm going to be getting the RTX 3070 soon. I ended up getting 5 of the 120mm Noctua NF-P12 reduxes (3 intakes, rear exhaust, top-rear exhaust) and they work fairly well, however their operating noise is quite...