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Noctua Releases Direct Die Kit for Delidded Ryzen 7000 CPUs

Noctua has announced a unique kit designed to allow the company’s coolers to be attached to discontinued AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors. The NM-DD1 kit can be ordered from the company or 3D printed at home and was designed in collaboration with renowned overclocker and cooling specialist Roman ‘der8auer’ Hartung.

An effective way to boost cooling for overclocked AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series processors involves removing the internal heat spreader (a process called de-riding) and attaching the cooling system directly to the CCD die. According to Noctua, this typically lowers CPU temperatures by 10°C to 15°C, but in some cases it can be as low as 20°C. By lowering the CPU temperature significantly like this, the owner can take advantage of higher overclocking potential, boost his clocks higher, or lower the fan speed to enjoy quietness.

The problem is that the standard cooler wasn’t built for use with the removed CPU and this is why Noctua is releasing the kit. The NM-DD1 kit includes a spacer to be placed under the heatsink’s retaining bracket to compensate for the height of his IHS that was removed, and extended custom screws to attach the spacer in place and reattach the bracket. contained.

While this kit greatly simplifies cooling removed AM5 CPUs, there are still concerns about the process as removal is a risky process and voids the warranty. Additionally, any additional hardware required for the derivation process must be obtained separately.

To further improve the cooling of AMD’s AM5 processors, Noctua could pair its NM-DD1 with Noctua’s recently introduced offset AM5 mounting bar, potentially leading to an additional 2C drop in temperature. says there is.

The NM-DD1 kit can be purchased from Noctua’s website for €4.90. Alternatively, you can use STL files available from to make the kit spacers at home using 3D printing. The assembly process requires four M3x12 screws (for NM-DDS1) or one M4x10 screw (for NM-DDS2).

“This is certainly not for everyone, as delliding and direct cooling of the die voids the CPU warranty and runs a certain risk of damage,” said Roland Mossig, CEO of Noctua. said. “However, the performance gains obtained are simply amazing, typically in the 10-15°C range, but in some cases we have seen improvements of almost 20°C in combination with the offset mounting bars. Therefore, we are confident that this will be an attractive option for enthusiastic users. Many thanks to Roman for working with us to enable our customers to implement this exciting means of tuning using his CPU coolers from us!”

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