Noctua NC-U6 Northbridge Heatsink Review

Cooling/VGA & Other Cooling by jmke @ 2007-01-22

Noctua made quite a splash with their high end NH-U series of heatsink, delivering high performance at low noise levels, this miniature tower version fits on your northbridge and is passively cooled for total silence. Can it keep a hot nForce4 SLI chipset from frying, let´s find out.

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Introduction, Specifications & In the Box

Introduction and Specifications

Noctua is a fairly new company, they launched their first products back in December 2005, the NH-U 12 and NH-U 9, both are high performance CPU heatsinks which kept our test system quiet and cool. More recently they’ve added case fans to their repertoire which are custom designed for maximum airflow with lowest noise in low air restriction areas. Today we test their latest addition to their quiet computing product range, a chipset cooler for Intel and AMD motherboards.

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The NC-U 6 is based on the now popular tower design of heatsink, it’s a slim design based around two U formed heat pipes. The official specifications are:

  • Material: Copper/Aluminum
  • Type: Two copper heat pipes
  • Dimensions: 85x70x33mm
  • Weight: 130 gram
  • Mounting: Push-Pin or Hook Mounting

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    Inside the Box

    Inside the package you’ll find the Push-Pin and Hook mounting brackets, an installation manual, thermal paste and a square cushion to put around smaller chipsets:

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    It’s worth noting that the NC-U 6 comes with a 6 year warranty!

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