SecuFirm2™ Intel LGA2011 installation
SecuFirm2™ Intel LGA115x installation
Award-winning NH-U12 series
The NH-U12S is the latest version of Noctua's award-winning NH-U12 coolers. First introduced in 2005, the NH-U series has become a standard choice for premium quality quiet CPU coolers and won more than 400 awards and recommendations from leading international hardware websites and magazines.
100% RAM compatibility
Thanks to its slim design with only 45mm fin depth, the NH-U12S will not overhang the RAM slots even with two fans installed. This gives the user full access to the memory modules on all current CPU sockets and guarantees 100% compatibility with tall heatspreaders or optional memory fans.*
Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility
Standing 158mm tall, the NH-U12S is short enough to fit most modern mid- or high-end tower cases. Measuring 125mm wide (including fan and fan clips), the cooler stays clear of the top PCIe slot on standard ATX or Micro-ATX motherboards, ensuring best compatibility with SLI and CrossFire setups.
NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan
Recommended by more than 150 hardware publications and thousands of enthusiasts world-wide, the Noctua's premium quality NF-F12 Focused Flow™ 120mm fan is renowned to combine superb static pressure, excellent heatsink performance and surprising quietness of operation.
PWM support and Low-Noise Adaptor
The NF-F12 120mm fan supplied with the NH-U12S supports PWM for convenient automatic speed control through the mainboard. In addition, the maximum fan speed can be reduced from 1500 to 1200rpm using the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor for even quieter operation.
Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12 (optional)
For users who want to achieve even better performance by adding a second, optional NF-F12 fan to create a push/pull setup, the NH-U12S includes fan clips and an extra set of custom-designed anti-vibration pads that allow to off-set the rear fan by 5mm to improve acoustics in dual-fan mode.
SecuFirm2™ mounting system
Noctua's SecuFirm2™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Supporting Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011, LGA2066 and AMD (AM3+, AM2+, FM1, FM2, FM2+), the SecuFirm2™ mounting included with the NH-U12S guarantees perfect contact pressure and maximum convenience on all current sockets.
Compatibility with past and future sockets
Complying with the open SecuFirm™ standard, the NH-U12S can be made compatible with the older LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit, which is provided by Noctua free of charge. If technically possible, Noctua will also provide upgrade kits for future sockets.
NT-H1 thermal compound
Having received more than 100 awards and recommendations from hardware journalists around the world, Noctua's NT-H1 is a proven professional grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability.
6-year manufacturer’s warranty
Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-F12 features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-U12S package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer's warranty.
* Some AMD mainboards violate the 96x114mm keep-out zone specified by AMD, so the NH-U12S can only be used with RAM modules of up to 40mm height on these boards. Please consult our compatibility list for details.
SecuFirm2™ AMD installation (NM-AMB3)
Goto Tech Reviews (English)
The NH-U12S is the latest 12cm model of Noctua’s classic U-series single tower CPU coolers, which have received more than 400 awards and recommendations from the international press. The S-version’s 45mm slim shape guarantees 100% compatibility with tall RAM modules and at the same time, its fine-tuned design and the class-leading NF-F12 FocusedFlow™ fan with PWM support for fully automatic speed control allow it to further improve its predecessor’s renowned quiet cooling performance. Topped off with the trusted, pro-grade SecuFirm2™ multi-socket mounting system, Noctua’s proven NT-H1 thermal compound and full 6 years manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-U12S is a complete premium quality solution that combines outstanding performance, quiet operation and excellent compatibility.
Setup Tech (Croatian)
Socket compatibility : Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 &
LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155,
LGA1151, LGA1150 & AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3,
AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required),
AM4 with NM-AM4-UxS
Height (without fan) : 158 mm
Width (without fan) : 125 mm
Depth (without fan) : 45 mm
Height (with fan) : 158 mm
Width (with fan) : 125 mm
Depth (with fan) : 95 mm
Weight (without fan) : 580 g
Weight (with fan/s) : 755 g
Material : Copper (base and heat-pipes),
aluminium (cooling fins),
soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDP : see TDP guide
Fan compatibility : 120x120x25
Scope of delivery : NF-F12 PWM premium fan
Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
Anti-vibration pads and
fan-clips for second NF-F12
Noctua Metal Case-Badge
Warranty : 6 Years
Model : Noctua NF-F12 PWM
Bearing : SSO2
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%) : 1500 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%) : 1200 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%) : 300 RPM
Max. Airflow : 93,4 m³/h
Max. Airflow with L.N.A. : 74,3 m³/h
Max. Acoustical Noise : 22,4 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A. : 18,6 dB(A)
Voltage Range : 12 V
MTTF : > 150.000 h
Hat Rat (Portuguese)
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