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Noctua's DO line of coolers has become a default choice when it comes to quietly cooling AMD Opteron CPUs. Upgrading both compatibility and performance, the new A3 model features Noctua's professional NM-A3 SecuFirm2™ mounting system that not only supports socket G34, C32 and F, but also allows to install the cooler turned by 90°. Thanks to six heatpipes, a performance optimised fin stack and its two premium grade NF-B9 92mm fans, the compact NH-U9DO A3 cools Opteron processors up to a thermal design power (TDP) of 115W at minimum noise levels. Bundled with Noctua's industrial-grade NT-H1 thermal compound and fitting standard 4U chassis, the NH-U9DO A3 forms a complete premium quality package for quietly cooling AMD workstations and servers.

Caution: Due to its more compact design and quiet operation, the NH-U9DO A3 is approved only for processors with up to 115W thermal design power (TDP). Using the NH-U9DO A3 on higher TDP processors may be possible with increased case ventilation depending on the specific configuration but is not officially supported by Noctua.



Socket compatibilityAMD G34, C32, F (3.5" & 4.1")
Height (without fan)125 mm
Width (without fan)95 mm
Depth (without fan)71 mm
Height (with fan)125 mm
Width (with fan)95 mm
Depth (with fan)95/120* mm
Weight (without fan)540 g
Weight (with fan)630/720* g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Fan compatibility2x 92x92x25mm
Scope of Delivery
  • 2x NF-B9 premium fan
  • 2x Ultra-Low-Noise Adaptor (U.L.N.A.)
  • 2x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
  • Y-Split Cable
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kits
  • Warranty6 Years


    Fan specifications
     
    ModelNoctua NF-B9
    BearingSSO-Bearing
    Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)1600 RPM
    Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1300 RPM
    Rotational Speed with U.L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1000 RPM
    Airflow64,3 m³/h
    Airflow with L.N.A.52,6 m³/h
    Airflow with U.L.N.A.41,1 m³/h
    Acoustical Noise17,6 dB(A)
    Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.13,1 dB(A)
    Acoustical Noise with U.L.N.A.7,9** dB(A)
    Input Power1,32 W
    Voltage Range12 V
    MTBF> 150.000 h



    Noctua
    21.10.2014 - EnlaceHW.com NF-A4x10 5V
    Test verdict: "Los ventiladores A-Series se mantienen fieles al nivel de calidad que uno espera de la marca Noctua. La construcción es excelente y refleja el alto nivel de la mano de obra en su fabricación. La robustez de los diferentes materiales involucrados en el proceso es evidente y se pueden apreciar a través de los detalles del marco del ventilador y hasta en los paneles anti vibraciones."
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    21.10.2014 - PCGamers.net.au NH-D15
    Test verdict: "The NH-D15 is a great option for those chasing a super quiet rig and builders who don't want to use closed loop water coolers but still want to chase heavy overclocks. It isn't cheap but it's build to last and performs well at a whisper. This is a well finished and thought out cooler and a worthy successor to the iconic NH-D14." (Phil Carroll, PCGamers.net.au)
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    21.10.2014 - HwT.dk NH-D15
    Test verdict: "Noctuas nye topmodel lever uden problemer op til forventningerne. Et lækkert kvalitetsprodukt som leverer hele vejen igennem, især når det kommer til køleevne. Det er desuden rigtigt flot at se hvor meget Noctua har forbedret sig i forhold til den gamle topmodel, NH-D14, som stadig er en god køler, bare ikke helt så god som den nye NH-D15." (Lynge Poulsgaard, HwT.dk)
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    20.10.2014 - TechTesters NH-L12
    Test verdict: "De NH-L12 is net als z’n broertjes en zusjes bedoeld is als een product voor echte liefhebbers die graag iets meer uitgeven om net die beetje extra prestaties te halen, of die de typische Noctua-ervaring reeds waarderen, en met dat in het achterhoofd doet de NH-L12 het zoals verwacht uitstekend." (Stephan Overbeeke, TechTesters)
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