Summary: The Noctua NM-I3 Mounting Kit can bring new life to your old and aging Noctua coolers and make them useful once again. The kit is simple to use, just follow the instructions and you'll be done in a mater of minutes really. Technology moves fast and not everyone including companies can keep up, but Noctua wants to make sure their older coolers can still be useful with new CPU sockets.
Summary: I ordered this product because I made a mistake when returning a motherboard for warranty replacement. I accidentally left the back plate on the old mobo. What I learned in this process is how great Noctua products are. They sell spare parts for their heatsinks, which is great. They also offer forward and backward compatibility. Many of their heatsinks can be used on old and new processors.
Summary: This package allows the owner of a Noctua cooler which was previously purchased and used on an earlier system to re-use that fine performing cooler which is already owned, and get the same degree of performance on a newer board/cpu configuration. The result is the builder can upgrade a system for less money, as well as reducing waste. Very well done Noctua.
Use Your Noctua LGA 775 Cooler With a LGA 1156 or 1157 CPU
Sam The Man "closet geek", Amazon
30 October 2011
Summary: I recently upgraded my motherboard and CPU, and while ordering the parts, I realized that I would either have to replace or adapt my "beloved" Noctua CPU cooler. Noctua makes the best fans and cooling products in the world IMHO, so I had great trepidation that I wouldn't be able to use it. My old motherboard was a LGA 775 and I was moving to a completely different layout with an LGA 1155 Intel Core i3 CPU.
Summary: The adapter kit works perfect for adapting the Noctua cooler to my new Intel 1155 motherboard. Also, although it had nothing to do with this adapter kit, I also have had recent experience with Noctua's warranty service. While moving my cooler from a socket 775 to the new 1155 motherboard, I broke off one of the fan blades while moving it. Noctua had me a new fan at my home within 10 days, at no cost, and they are not located in the United States.
Summary: I bought this kit for my NH-U12P cooler when I upgraded to socket 1155. This setup is better than the original 775 hardware, and has some improvements. For starters, the spring and tension screws are now attached permanently. No more will you have the spring and screw and collar fall off when changing CPU or thermal paste. Great kit. Noctua makes great stuff.
Summary: If you own an existing Noctua cooler and are upgrading to a platform that requires this mount, you can get it free from Noctua's website. If you want it immediately, then get it here. It works exactly as intended.