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Noctua NH-U12P CPU Cooler Review

hardnrg    -   December 19, 2007
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Specifications:

Socket compatibility Intel Socket LGA 775, AMD AM2 & AM2+
Intel Xeon and AMD 939 on request
Height (without fan) 158 mm
Width (without fan) 126 mm
Depth (without fan)

71 mm

Height (with fan) 158 mm
Width (with fan) 126 mm
Depth (with fan) 95 mm
Weight (without fan) 600 g
Weight (with fan) 770 g
Material Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints, nickel plated
Application Intel all frequencies, AMD all frequencies
Fan compatibility 120x120x25mm / 120x120x38mm (2 fans can be installed)
Scope of Delivery
  • NF-P12 premium fan
  • Mounting-clips for 2 fans
  • Ultra-Low-Noise-Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm™ mounting kits for LGA & AM2(+)
Warranty 6 Years

Fan specifications

Model Noctua NF-P12
Bearing SSO-Bearing
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) 1300 RPM
Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%) 900 RPM
Airflow 92.3 m³/h
Airflow with U.L.N.A. 63.4 m³/h
Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A. 12.6 dB(A)
Input Power 1.08 W
Voltage Range 12 V
MTBF > 150,000 h

Features:

4 dual heat pipes
4 dual heat pipes, soldered joints, and 36 widely-spaced aluminium cooling fins guarantee optimal heat dissipation even at low fan speeds.

Award winning NH-U design
Noctua's NH-U coolers allow for perfect airflow direction and have received more than 150 awards and recommendations from leading international websites and magazines.

NF-P12 premium fan
The NF-P12 has been specifically developed for applications like CPU cooling and brings the performance of the NH-U12 to a whole new level. Thanks to psycho-acoustic optimizations and Noctua's premium-grade SSO-bearing, the NF-P12 achieves exceptional quietness and long-term stability.

Improved compatibility
Thanks to its raised fin-stack, the NH-U12P offers improved compatibility with main boards featuring very high chipset coolers.

SecuFirm™ multi-socket mounting system
Noctua's professional SecuFirm™ mounting system for LGA 775, AM2, and AM2+ provides superior reliability and contact pressure.

Includes Noctua NT-H1 high-end thermal compound
Noctua's NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use, and long-term stability.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Installation
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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