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Noctua Introduces the NM-i115x Upgrade Kit for Intel Z170 Motherboards

Category: CPU Cooling
Posted: 09:34AM

Intel's new Skylake processors have arrived, and with them come a new chipset and socket for motherboards. The Skylake processors run on Z170 motherboards and the LGA1151 socket, which is no surprise given the processors support DDR4 memory. It does mean that some CPU coolers may not support the LGA1151 socket right away, but if you have an older Noctua cooler, you're in luck. Noctua has announced the NM-i115x kit that can upgrade its older coolers to support the LGA1151 socket and allow you to keep using that favorite cooler. This kit is a free upgrade for most Noctua owners whose cooler won't work on Skylake (there are some coolers that require the kit to be purchased). All you need to do is a provide a proof of purchase (screenshot, photo, or scan) of the Noctua cooler and either the Z170 motherboard or Skylake processor, and then Noctua will ship you the NM-i115x kit.

The NM-i115x kit works on all Noctua coolers made since 2005, but all new coolers that came with the SecuFirm 2 mounting kit won't need to take advantage of it. If you own one of those and are already on an LGA1150, 1155, or 1156 motherboard, you can swap over to LGA1151 without worry. To see which coolers already fit on which motherboards, you can see Noctua's handy chart here. The NM-i115x kit can also be purchased in stores for a small fee if your cooler is not part of the free upgrade offer.

Source: Press Release

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get_saif on August 09, 2015 13:37

Noctua is just pricyy.. 

I happened to pick up NH-U14S.. Man i should say, i am having issues with the fan. The fan is touching internally near the bearing. Noise now!!! 

But the packing was good all i can say about it. 


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