The NH-L9i is a low-profile quiet cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and should be used with care on CPUs with more than 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Please see the following table for our detailed recommendations and also read the explanations below:
Intel Sandy Bridge
65W or less
Recommended with good case ventilation only.
Intel Ivy Bridge
65W or less
Recommended with good case ventilation and Intel Turbo Mode disabled only.
65W or less
Recommended with good case ventilation, Intel Turbo Mode disabled and typical
workloads only (not recommended for continuous 100% load on all CPU cores).
CPU temperatures depend on various different factors, so please take note of the explanations below and keep in mind that our recommendations can only serve as general guidelines for typical setups.
1) Our recommendations are based on an ambient temperature of 25°C or less. If your ambient temperature is significantly higher (30°C or more), we dont recommend running the NH-L9i on 84W Haswell, 77W Ivy Bridge or 95W Sandy Bridge CPUs. For all other setups, please ensure good case ventilation when ambient temperature is 30°C or more.
2) Our recommendations assume that the cooler is installed in a typically equipped, properly ventilated HTPC system. If you are using particularly hot components inside your system, it may be necessary to use stronger case ventilation to ensure sufficient CPU cooling performance.
3) Our recommendations assume that the fan is used with PWM control (configured so that it can speed up to 100% when necessary) but without the supplied Low-Noise Adaptor. If you would like to use the NH-L9 with the supplied Low-Noise Adaptors, we recommend choosing CPUs with less than 65W TDP.
03.12.2013 - PC PerspectiveNH-D14
Test verdict: "Noctua did an excellent job with the design and construction of the cooler, producing a visually appealing product that performs well without blowing out your ear drums." (Morry Teitelman, PC Perspective)
02.12.2013 - Frostytech.comNH-U14S
Test verdict: "You get the picture, Noctua is the gold standard by which other heatsinks can be judged" (Max Page, Frostytech.com)
02.12.2013 - ChipLoco.comNH-U14S
Test verdict: "Wrapping up the Noctua NH-U14S review, I have to say that its nothing short of impressive. The engineers over at Noctua have achieved the top spot in the air cooling market with this new cooler and that too at a fraction of the size of the NH-D14" (Afaq Shahid, ChipLoco.com)
02.12.2013 - TürkDonanim.comNH-U12S
Test verdict: "Uzun lafın kısası Noctua yine beklentilerin çok üzerinde
bir soğutucu ile karşımıza çıktı ve
Sessizlik ile Editörün Seçimi
ödüllerini almaya hak kazandı " (Oğuz Karimdere,