Noctua NH-U12A Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅03-04-19
Starting off the installation process, we apply our thermal paste. To maintain fairness across all of our cooling reviews, we always use the same Noctua NT-H1, it just happens that this cooler arrives with a tube of this as standard.

The four stand-offs then need to be installed into the corners. They can be installed by hand or using an 8mm socket.

Next up are the mounting bars, onto which the SecuFirm2 mounting system will attach. The thumbscrews in each corner can, again, be sorted out by hand or using a Phillips screwdriver to ensure they’re properly tight. The included screwdriver fits these perfectly.

Finally, we install the heatsink. The fans have to be removed for this part, to give access to the screwheads on the SecuFirm2 mount. Both screws are tightened equally to distribute the thermal paste and to establish the best possible contact between the CPUs IHS and the coldplate on the bottom of the heatsink.
Reattaching the fans is as simple as locating the fan clips on each edge, a much easier task than most other heatsinks sharing a similar design.

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