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Noctua NH-U12P SE1366

Posted April 23, 2009 by Jake in Cooling







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Specifications & Package

According to Noctua, here are the major features of the NH-U12P SE1366:

"Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 classic design combines peak performance and near silent operation. A multi-platform cooler designed for the entire range of Intel and AMD current processors. 3 x 8mm ultra high capacity U heatpipes are installed with direct CPU contact for rapid heat transfer. Direct contact eliminates a thermal resistance thereby increasing efficiency. 46 high grade aluminium profiled fins ensure optimum heat dissipation. A piano black 120mm PWM fan is mounted using anti-vibration siliconized rubber pins giving whisper quiet cooling. The product design has been refined to ensure ultra quiet and exceptional cooling for CPU’s up to 150W TDP (Thermal Design Power). Installation is easy using push-pins (Intel) or cam-lever (AMD) mounting mechanism. The Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 can be assembled horizontally or vertically (in desktop or tower chassis) as the heatpipes work independently of installation direction."

Award-winning NH-U12P Heatsink
The NH-U12P SE1366 is built around Noctua’s premium quality NH-U12P heatsink that is renowned for its excellent quiet cooling performance and has received more than 100 awards and recommendations from leading international websites and magazines.

SecuFirm2? for LGA1366
Designed to combine outstanding reliability, optimal contact pressure and easy, straightforward installation, SecuFirm2? is an enthusiast-grade mounting system that meets the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use.

2x NF-P12 Premium Fan
Including two of Noctua’s award-winning NF-P12 120mm fans with Low-Noise and Ultra-Low-Noise-Adaptors, the NH-U12P SE1366 offers full flexibility in fine-tuning the cooler for supreme quietness and maximum performance in push-pull mode.

NT-H1 Thermal Compound
Noctua’s much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease-of-use and outstanding reliability.

Special Edition Premium Kit
Bundled with a tube of NT-H1, two top quality NF-P12 fans and SecuFirm2? for LGA1366, the NH-U12P SE1366 forms a complete premium value package that’s backed up with 6 years manufacturer’s warranty and contains everything you need in order to achieve superb quiet cooling performance on Intel Core i7 CPUs.

  • CPU Compatibility: Intel LGA 775, AMD AM2/AM2+ (Intel LGA 1366 with conversion kit), AMD K8 on request
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):
    – Without Fan – 158mm x 126mm x 71mm
    – With Fan – 158mm x 126mm x 95mm

  • Weight:
    – (without fan) 600g (1.3 lbs)
    – (with fan) 770g (1.7 lbs)

  • Materials:
    Base and Heatpipes – nickel plated copper
    Cooling fins – aluminum
    Heatpipe/Fin joints – soldered

  • Fan Compatibility: 120x120x25mm/120x120x38mm (two fans can be installed)
  • Fan Specifications:
    -Model: Noctua NF-P12
    -Bearing: SSO-Bearing
    -Blade Geometry: 9-blade design
    -Rotational Speed: 1300RPM, w/LNA (Low Noise Adapter): 1100RPM, w/ULNA (Ultra Low Noise Adapter): 900RPM
    -Acoustical Noise: 19.8 dB(A)/16.9dB(A)/12.6dB(A)
    -Input Power: 1.08W
    -Voltage: 12V
    -MTBF: >150,000h

  • Warranty: 6 years

The packaging of the cooler is your standard cardboard box. The colours of the box are brown and blue white lettering, certainly not the most complementary scheme on the colour wheel, but on the flipside it certainly creates brand recognition. There is a small, clear plastic window in the front which gives a glimpse of the cooler’s fan, and adequate information on the reverse is displayed to inform you of the product basics. When you open the box you will see that the cooler and fan are packed in very thick foam.

The accessories here are extensive, probably the best we’ve ever seen. Noctua has not only included two of their fans, but also an entire tube of their renowned thermal paste, as well as the all the necessary mounting brackets, fan clips, fan speed adapters, installation manual, and a long-bodied screwdriver. The screwdriver is a particularly handy inclusion, and the installation manual is top-notch, well-written and easy to understand. It is also worth noting that the LGA-1366 bracket upgrade is available free of cost if you already have an NH-U12P heatsink and plan on upgrading to a Core i7 setup.

Here we see the packaging and contents of the NH-U12P SE1366:

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Let’s take a closer look at the heatsink itself.

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