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Noctua NH-U12P SE2

Noctua NH-U12P SE2

  • Fan size: 120 mm
  • Socket: 754, 775, 939, 940, AM2/AM3, 1366, 1156, 1155, 2011, AM2+, AM3+, FM1, FM2, 1150, FM2+, 1151, 1200
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10 years ago*
Use it in a Core i7 2600K system overclocked to 4300 MHz @ 1.3v Vcore. It maxes out at around 55-60 degrees and idlar around 35 with dual fans. Room normal temperature is 27 ° C. It is quiet even at maximum speed. Chassis fans in my Corsair Graphite 600T chassis allows more. Fairly easy to install if you do it outside of the chassis but heatsinken had small dust grains from the factory. I had to wipe it off with some Arctic Lean before installation. One thing to beware of is that the speed is controlled by the DC control but Asus motherboards can only control the CPU fan with PWM modulation. The result is that the fan runs at maximum speed all the time. It is possible to connect the fan to motherboard chassis fan outlet but can not control the fan as well there. EDIT: I have used this cooler for about 4 years now and it still works fine. One problem is that the rubber feet on the backplate dry out and glue the at motherboard. It is almost impossible to unmount the backplate after. There are many other users with the same problem. It is tipped that one can use a heat gun or hair dryer to melt off your feet. Pry with the knife works well, but if you do not want to damage the motherboard is difficult.
*Edited 5 years

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6 years ago*
sitting in one of my system and I'm very happy with it! I run an overclock on an i5 2500K at 1 GHz from 3.3 to 4.3 and during the stress test passes so the CPU never above 77 Celsius. it fits really well in terms of size in my system for the fan ends up perfectly in the hole that is cut on top of the chassis! (Cooler Master CM Storm Scout (original)) it is quiet, efficient and ugly that only the under me! but since only the appearance is a drawback for me, it is really good and so is the incredible value
*Edited 6 years

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7 years ago*
Good cooler that is easy to install itself even though the motherboard is still in the chassis. They included fans are quiet but unfortunately not of the PWM type, therefore I changed one to a "nf-p12 PWM" and used a Y connector to obtain the PWM function. Works perfectly and the fans are rarely above 700 rpm at 100% load.
*Edited 7 years

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8 years ago*
Correct great, but also cools substantially efficiently and quietly.
*Edited 8 years

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8 years ago*
In anticipation of closed water cooling system with 140mm fans, I chose this primarily AK H2O 620 (due to equivalent performance according to several reviews and any hassle with discordant pump) and NH-D14 (due to considerably higher price) and I'm really happy with the choice. Installation was not complicated at all and it cools very well while being incredibly quiet. The only negative I can find is that the fans can not be controlled by the motherboard's CPU fan outputs (PWM) but is on max all the time which may not be desirable from an energy consumption point of view. However, it is possible to adjust the speed or control the fan via a chassis fan output instead of the supplied connectors. One advantage of me like air coolers have been sealed water cooler is that if you have really good air flow in the chassis cooling can be done passively. Would water cooling malfunction due to leakage, pump or fan failure risk processor to take damage but the probability is low. Below are my test results with the i7-3770K in Fractal Design R4 with different configurations. (3.9 GHz, 1.15 V) Radiator fan × Prime VIIa Original × 1 90 ° C 34 ° C NH-U12P × 0 88 ° C 31 ° C NH-U12P × 1 68 ° C 29 ° C NH-U12P 2 × 68 ° C 29 ° C (4.2 GHz, 1.19 V) NH-U12P 2 × 76 ° C 32 ° C (4.5 GHz, 1.32 V) NH-U12P 2 × 86 ° C, 33 ° C
*Edited 8 years

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8 years ago*
I run with Intel i73770k - 4 x 3.4GHz HT | Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LX2 | Cooler: Noctua NH-U12P SE2 |. Will most in 60 degrees oklockat and 75 degrees with 20% clock with radiator lowest speed (1.2 hour test OCCT). Can claim that it cools completely approved. Sounds slightly a bit higher than the graphics card fan (reference Nvidia GTX 590) if the computer is idle. Although it approved.
*Edited 8 years

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8 years ago*
Recommended, just about silent. Cooler well.
*Edited 8 years

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8 years ago*
Really good cooler! As expected out of a Noctua product so it really is the highest quality parts. The fans that come with is really quiet, even without resistance adapters. I run the cooler in a Fractal Design Define Mini (with sound dampening material on the inside) and the fans are virtually inaudible outside when they go on full speed. I also pull the fan and put it as an extra case fan which led to even lower temperatures by increasing air flow. Recommendable strong!
*Edited 8 years

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9 years ago*
Always super confusion when you get so many loose parts but after the man quietly reading through everything you start to make :) If there is access to the motherboard on the back so you do not take it out because it's no problem to mount with two hands. > Looks so ridiculously large out but if you want to watch AND have a quiet computer then it is at this price point you have to lie. > One of those fans that accompanies today cost on-hunting 160kr, now included with the 2 so it will be 320kr - if you count, it's not that expensive really > The assembly looked to be a hell but they went well and it feels like everything is a lot. > Run on lowest fan speed and it is quite serious silently, almost.
*Edited 9 years

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9 years ago*
Really good build quality. Thick and sturdy blade flange and a compact and robust flange generally (surprisingly small anyway) 2 Noctua NF-P12 fans included (good stuff), and puts it on "Ultra Low Noise Adapter" supplied with the fans so goes the admittedly slower which reduces cooling ability, but it is silent, and remains incredibly quiet even at load with clearly approved temperatures. As it cools well with fans at really low speed and full speed, it must then be extremely effective. From past experience I know that the fan does not sound too bad then either. Noctua makes good stuff as well. So rugged, cool well, going to get silent. Then I was pleasantly surprised that an entire tube of Noctua NT-H1 is provided, which is a good thermal compound, so you do not have to run down and buy a tube of MX-5 or Arctic Silver 5 or similar. However, there is one drawback to the radiator, and that is that the AM3 and AM3 + motherboards anyway (do not know how it looks with different socket) so you can only mount the cooler so that the fans sit horizontally, rather than vertically. If, like me a chassis that has no outlet to the ceiling so it would have been better if cooler could be turned 90 degrees so the radiator blown out the hot air backwards instead of upwards. Regardless so cool that well, and it is quiet, which is why I bought it. Had an Antec Cooler H2O 620 before the pump broke. Even though I had really quiet fans on it so let it still a bit considering the pump and stuff. The cooler was not much better either purely temperature-wise. The computer runs more quietly now anyway with NF-P12 deuce on the flange and 1 500rpm Slipstream 500rpm and 1-Gentle Typhoon chassis so the computer is barely audible. Terrible good cooler considering the price, and considering that the included fans are running at 160: - each to buy loose, and thermal grease 80 - so it's really good. You will not be dissatisfied.
*Edited 9 years

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