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The NH-L9a is a premium quality quiet CPU cooler for AMD based HTPCs and Small Form Factor systems. At a super-low profile of only 37mm, the NH-L9a is ideal for extremely slim cases and due to its 92x114mm footprint, it provides excellent compatibility with tall RAM modules and other components on mini-ITX mainboards. The custom designed SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+ makes installation a child’s play and thanks to the highly optimised NF-A9x14 premium fan that supports fully automatic speed control via PWM, the NH-L9a runs remarkably quiet. Topped off with Noctua’s renowned NT-H1 thermal compound, the NH-L9a fuses everything users have come to expect from Noctua’s larger coolers into a super-compact package for slim HTPC systems.

Caution: The NH-L9a is a highly-compact 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 only recommended for CPUs with up to 65W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Please consult our TDP guidelines to find out whether the NH-L9a is recommended for your CPU.



Socket compatibilityAM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2, FM2+
Height (without fan)23 mm
Width (without fan)114 mm
Depth (without fan)92 mm
Height (with fan)37 mm
Width (with fan)114 mm
Depth (with fan)92 mm
Weight (without fan)390 g
Weight (with fan)465 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Max. TDPsee TDP guide
Fan compatibility92x92x14mm, 92x92x25mm
Scope of Delivery
  • NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan
  • Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
  • NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
  • SecuFirm2™ Mounting Kit
  • Screws for 92x92x25mm fans
  • Noctua Metal Case-Badge
  • Warranty6 Years


    Fan specifications
     
    ModelNoctua NF-A9x14 PWM
    BearingSSO2
    Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%)2500 RPM
    Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%)1800 RPM
    Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%)600 RPM
    Max. Airflow57,5 m³/h
    Max. Airflow with L.N.A.40,8 m³/h
    Max. Acoustical Noise23,6 dB(A)
    Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.14,8 dB(A)
    Input Power2,52 W
    Voltage Range12 V
    MTBF> 150.000 h



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    01.07.2015 - GameTechModding.com NH-D15S
    Test verdict: "Prodotto ottimo!" (Enrico Luperini, GameTechModding.com)
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    01.07.2015 - NextHardware.com NH-C14S
    Test verdict: "Design sofisticati, materiali eccelsi e prestazioni da far impallidire la concorrenza sono ormai una costante in ognuno dei dissipatori targati Noctua. Ed i nuovi NH-D15S e NH-C14S non sono da meno grazie a strutture davvero robuste ed efficienti e a ventole estremamente performanti e silenziose." (Alfonso Basilicata, NextHardware.com)
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    30.06.2015 - Play3r.net NH-D15S
    Test verdict: "The bottom line is that the Noctua NH-D15S is a solid performer, as well as offering fantastic compatibility which is aimed to “help” enthusiasts and consumers with large memory heatsinks, as well as PCIe slots;" (Gavin Bonshor, Play3r.net)
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    30.06.2015 - DVTests.com NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM
    Test verdict: "With this airflow and static pressure measured through the tests, the fan is definitely capable to deliver astonishing cooling performance, which will be able to keep every processor cool and stable, while being cooled by a CPU cooler or water radiator compatible with 120 mm fans." (Dobrin Krastev, DVTests.com)
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