MOUNTING: Even though there are a lot of small screws and various parts, the installation of the Noctua NH-U12P is quite simple, and with the accompanying screwdriver, it is easily done. Here the cooler is seen, when installed into a Lian Li PC-A05B.
THE TEST: In this test of the Noctua NH-U12P cooler, focus will be put on the temperature of a Intel Core2Duo E6600 CPU, respectively without load and under full load. Other than that, the cooler will be tested at different fan speeds and passively. The Noctua NH-U12P will be tested on the following setup:
• Asus P5K-E • Intel Core2Duo E6600 • 2 stk. Corsair CMX21024-6400C4 • 2 stk. WD 2500KS • Asus 8800GTS 640MB • Corsair HX620W • Lian li PC05A B
In order to be able to compare the various coolers, they’ve all been tested with Artic Cooling MAX-2 coolerpaste. Firstly, we’ll have a look on the CPU without any load.