One of the most popular premium PC cooling companies has announced some interesting news for those looking to upgrade to AMD Ryzen 7000 series ‘Raphael’ processors.Today, Nocture officially Confirmed All Socket AM4 (PGA1331) compatible coolers and mounting kits will support any Socket AM5 (LGA1718) platform you plan to build.
There is currently one exception. The NH-L9a-AM4 low profile cooler and NM-AM4-L9aL9i mounting kit are not compatible with AM5 at the time of writing. Noctua will not dissuade you from achieving a 100% record. That said, the new NM-AM5-L9aL9i kit will be available free of charge to CPU cooler owners from the end. of October.Additionally, newer versions of NH-L9a Cooler Expected to already include AM5 mounting hardware in Q1 2023.
As part of the news release, Noctua included a statement from CEO Roland Mossig, boasting that since 2006, when the AM2 was cutting edge, Noctua has been offering free mounting upgrade kits to AMD customers. Sockets sold from 2019 “support AM5 out of the box”. Noctua stresses that coolers up to 2015 can handle the latest AMD desktop platforms, whether or not you want a free mounting upgrade.
If you want more information on which coolers support which sockets, check out the Noctua Compatibility Center at: ncc.noctua.atThis resource has a search field at the top, so enter your hardware selection in the box or click on the list of CPUs, motherboards, cases, or RAM modules to see if they are compatible with Noctua coolers. You can check. The tool allows users to start on the other side of the equation by choosing a Noctua cooler and checking for compatible hardware. At the time of writing this tool didn’t quite capture his AM5 info, but it might have something to do with when AMD Ryzen 7000 (socket AM5) CPUs and motherboards become available. . AMD launched his first Ryzen 7000 CPUs over three weeks ago, but they won’t launch until Tuesday, September 27th.
If you need a free installation upgrade kit (you may have purchased a Noctua cooler before 2019), please visit Noctua’s website and upload your purchase receipt (Noctua cooler + motherboard or CPU). If you don’t have proof of purchase, Noctua offers the same mounting kit for $7.90. Via Amazon (opens in new tab).