The NH-L9x65 is a higher version and has a higher performance than the award-winning NH-L9 low-profile heatsinks from Noctua. With a height of 65 mm instead of 37 mm and four heatpipes instead of two, the NH-L9x65 is more powerful than its small brothers even maintaining its dimensions of 95 x 95 mm, which guarantees a total compatibility of RAM and PCIe on Intel-based ITX motherboards and makes the heatsink set as the perfect unit, since it does not protrude above the connectors near the socket. Thanks to the top quality fan NF-A9x14, highly optimized and compatible with automatic speed control via PWM, the operation of the NH-L9x65 is highly silent. Equipped with the SecuFirm2 ™ multi-socket system for Intel and AMD, the renowned NT-H1 thermal composite and the manufacturer's 6-year warranty, the NH-L9x65 exceeds any expectations that users may have with respect to the largest heatsinks of Noctua with a compact size for systems with small spaces.
65 mm low profile
Thanks to its compact heatsink and the low profile fan NF-A9x14, whose thickness is only 14 mm, the NH-L9x65 has a height of only 65 mm (the same height as the low profile expansion cards), which It makes it perfect for use in compact HTPC or boxes with a reduced form factor that offer limited space for CPU heatsinks.
Full RAM compatibility on Intel-based motherboards
The NH-L9x65 has dimensions of 95 x 95 mm that meet exactly the precautionary space around the Intel LGA115x socket. This implies that it will not cause problems with chipset heatsinks and will not protrude above the RAM slots, so it is fully compatible with large modules.
100% compatibility with PCIe cards in ITX
Most Intel-LGA115x-based mini-ITX motherboards place the PCIe slot next to the 95 x 95 mm socket area. While larger heatsinks that exceed this area can block the PCIe slot, the NH-L9i, thanks to its 95 x 95 mm dimensions, provides full compatibility with PCIe cards.
Easy access to connectors near the socket
Most low-profile heatsinks use larger fans or heatsinks to achieve adequate cooling performance, but when protruding through the socket area, they make it difficult or almost impossible to reach the connectors near the socket on small ITX motherboards. Thanks to its dimensions of 95 x 95 mm, the NH-L9x65 provides easy access to all connectors and components.
Premium fan NF-A9x14 PWM
The highly optimized NF-A9x14 premium fan features Noctua's exclusive AAO frame, as well as sophisticated aerodynamic design measures. PWM compatible for fully automatic speed control, the NF-A9x14 allows the NH-L9x65 to be highly quiet. button
Noise Reduction Adapter
By allowing the reduction of the maximum speed of the NF-A9x14 from 2500 to 1800 rpm, the adapter for noise reduction (LNA) allows almost silent installations, using CPUs with TDP less than 65 W.
SecuFirm2 ™ mounting system
Noctua SecuFirm2 ™ mounting systems have become synonymous with quality, safety and ease of use. Being compatible with Intel LGA115x (LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156), LGA2011 and AMD (AM3 (+), AM2 (+), FM1, FM2 (+)), the SecuFirm2 ™ mount, included with the NH-L9x65 , guarantees a perfect contact pressure and maximum comfort in all sockets.
Compatibility with old and new sockets
By complying with SecuFirm ™ standards, the NH-L9x65 is compatible with older LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets by using the optional NM-I3 mounting kit that Noctua offers free of charge. If technically possible, Noctua will also provide the update kits for the new sockets.