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Old 07-15-08, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Will Noctua-NH-U12P fit?

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/69..._771_604_.html


Does anyone know if it will fit on my motherboard and case?


I cannot really tell?

if not what do you recommend?


http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/l...t=DSC00528.jpg


I want to try and get into overclocking and replace that stock heatsink/fan

Thanks
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Old 07-15-08, 10:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Will Noctuua-NH-U12P fit?

Great choice, dude. Just refitted mine after removing water cooling and it works really well with the E8400. 8*C raise in temp from idle to load. It'll fit in some pretty tight spaces, too. The Striker II Formula is quite tight around the CPU area but it fitted fine... you should be OK too looking at your mobo pic . I'm yet to see a cooler that is of a better quality than this Noctua and the fan is simply the best fan you can get IMO. Go for it

EDIT: Here's a pic of mine. If you want me to do some measuring, let me know



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Cool thanks for the info!

pic looks great
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Old 07-15-08, 04:24 PM   #4
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do you think it will have clearance and not hit the roof by the PSU?

really hard to tell.

also do you install the heatsink portion out of the case or inside? i know i have to take the mobo out to install the backplate, but what about the second part?

what i am worried about is plugging in the 4 pin power adapter up in the upper left corner..how do you plug that in after once the heatsink is covering it? I am not a huge expert in this stuff first time i am attemping to do this
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Old 07-15-08, 09:50 PM   #5
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what i am worried about is plugging in the 4 pin power adapter up in the upper left corner..how do you plug that in after once the heatsink is covering it? I am not a huge expert in this stuff first time i am attemping to do this
It can take a little dexterity but it's not that difficult, unless you have some real short fat fingers you should be fine.
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Old 07-16-08, 02:38 AM   #6
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The Noctua has good clearence all round for heatsinks, etc. You fit the backplate on the back of the mobo and a couple of brackets on the front, then the cooler screws to those brackets with two spring loaded screws which are easy to access. The cooler is quite tall but not huge and should fit in the vast majority of cases.

Found a good pic of the brackets...



I'll measure the height of it when I get home tonight (about 10hrs from now) to confirm it'll fit in your case. If I forget, just PM me
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ok thanks for all info one last question should i pick up arctic silver

or use the included compound they provide?
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I use AS5 or Céramique. I find Céramique is just as good at cooling but is thinner and spreads it's self out better. Either will be fine .
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ok i got AS5 and the Noctua today

will probably install over weekend when i have more time to devote


right now i am getting cpu temps of 50-52 at full load running prime 95 with no overclocking


will be interesting to see what i get after i install this
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I get about 51*C idle, 59*C load @ 4.05Mhz.
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I get about 51*C idle, 59*C load @ 4.05Mhz.

WOW that is really nice!!

i bet the stock cooler would hit 70 LOL
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WOW that is really nice!!

i bet the stock cooler would hit 70 LOL
No doubt. Im getting ~40-42*C idle/56-58*C load, but thats a Q6600 @ 3.2 GHz (and with a TRUE-120)!
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