Noctua Prepares for Intel LGA2066 Platform – Offers Free Mounting Kits

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅28.04.2017 19:49:49


Noctua prepares for the upcoming Intel LGA2066 socket platform with codename Basin Falls using X299 chipset for the Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X High-End Desktop (HED) processors. Noctua has prepared free NM-I20xx mounting kit upgrades ahead of time to current Noctua cooler users for them to be able to use with the new LGA2066 platform. Older Noctua cooler models can get the upgrade free of charge with the new NM-I2011 or NM-i20XX mounting kits.

"We’re determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and, over the years, we’ve sent many thousands of mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to new platforms. With Skylake-X just around the corner, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll extend this offer for LGA2066. Owners of older Noctua retail heatsinks that don’t support LGA2011/LGA2066 out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!" – Roland Mossig (Noctua CEO)


Upon evaluation, Noctua found out that the upcoming LGA2066 has an identical heat sink mounting mechanism with the LGA2011 socket. Hence, Noctua’s SecuFirm2 mounting system for the LGA2011 will also support the unreleased LGA2066 X299 High-End Desktop platform. Noctua coolers that doesn’t have an included NM-I2011 mounting kit for the LGA2011 and LGA2066 can avail a free upgrade kit upon request. Also, Noctua will be renaming the NM-I2011 mounting kit to NM-I20xx starting Q3-Q4 of 2017 addressing its compatibility with the LGA2066 socket.

How To Get Free NM-I20xx Mounting Kit
For users that doesn’t have the NM-I2011 Kit and would like to request for the NM-I2011/NM-I20xx kit, a proof of purchase will be required upon request. Users who have lost the invoice for their Noctua CPU cooler may write their full name and the current date on a piece of paper, take a photo of the paper next to their CPU cooler and upload this as proof of purchase. The kit can also be purchased in stores for a low service charge.

Noctua Cooler LGA2066 Compatibility List
The following models include a mounting-kit for socket LGA2011/2066 and are thus compatible out of the box:
NH-C14S
NH-D14 SE2011
NH-D15
NH-D15S
NH-D9L
NH-L12
NH-L9x65
NH-U12S
NH-U12DX i4
NH-U14S
NH-U9DX i4
NH-U9S


The following models can be made compatible with the LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets free of charge using the NM-I2011 upgrade-kit:
NH-C12P
NH-C12P SE14
NH-C14
NH-D14
NH-D15 SE-AM4
NH-U12S SE-AM4
NH-L9x65 SE-AM4
NH-U12
NH-U12F
NH-U12P
NH-U12P SE1366
NH-U12P SE2
NH-U9
NH-U9B
NH-U9B SE2
NH-U9F


The following models can be made compatible with the LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets using the NM-I2011 upgrade-kit but are not eligible for Noctua‘s free mounting offer, so users have to purchase the kit at local resellers:
NH-U12DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)
NH-U12DX
NH-U12DX 1366
NH-U9DX 1366
NH-U9DO (Note that the A3 version is not compatible!)


The following models are not compatible with the LGA2011/LGA2066 sockets and can not be upgraded:
NH-L9a
NH-L9i
NH-U12DO A3
NH-U9DO A3


Visit the Noctua website for more information on the NM-I2011/NM-I20xx mounting kit for LGA2011 and LGA2066.

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