Earlier this year, Noctua stated that it will provide owners of existing cooler installation kits for Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake processor code-named LGA1700 package free of charge.Company of the week Reiterate It promised and stated that its installation kit will be available in mid-October. Indirectly, Noctua may have revealed the availability schedule for Intel’s next-generation desktop CPUs.
Noctua’s LGA1700 installation kit will enable owners to use most of the company’s heat sinks with Intel’s upcoming 12th-generation Core CPUs. The company stated that even the cooler released in 2005 can be upgraded. Perhaps more interesting is when Noctua’s kits will be shipped. According to Noctua, these kits will be available for sale on Amazon in mid-October, and the recommended service fee is US$7.90/7.90 Euro.
Obviously, it doesn’t make any sense for Noctua to start selling installation kits or coolers until the proper CPU and motherboard are available. Therefore, Intel’s Alder Lake CPU for desktop computers is likely to be available in mid-October.
In order to obtain Noctua’s NM-i17xx-MP83 and NM-i17xx-MP78 SecuFirm2 LGA1700 installation kits for free, the owners of Noctua’s existing coolers with 83 and 78 mm installation spacing must apply to the company and provide proof of purchase. Noctua CPU cooler and LGA1700 CPU or LGA1700 motherboard. The owner of the all-black chromax.black cooler will get a black installation kit.
In addition to releasing installation upgrade kits, Noctua is also equipping some of its modern coolers with appropriate installation mechanisms to make them compatible with Intel’s 12th-generation Core “Alder Lake” desktop processors.
In addition, Noctua is preparing versions of its NH-L9i-17xx and NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black coolers for the LGA1700 platform, and plans to start selling them sometimes in October. Due to strict compatibility restrictions, it is not possible to upgrade the NH-L9i series coolers with after-sales kits.