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NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black CPU Cooler €49.35
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Noctua NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black CPU Cooler

Extremely low profile CPU cooler, just 37mm in height! Perfectly suited to AMD’s AM5 non X-suffix 7000 series processors.

Features

  1. 37mm low profile
  2. For use with AMD processors up to 95W
  3. 100% RAM compatibility
  4. 100% compatibility with PCIe cards on mini-ITX
  5. NF-A9x14 HS chromax.black PWM premium fan
  6. Compatible with AMD AM5 CPUs only
  7. Six years manufacturer’s warranty

The NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black is an all-black version of Noctua’s award-winning NH-L9a-AM5 low-profile quiet CPU cooler for AMD AM5 based HTPCs and Small Form Factor (SFF) builds. Thanks to the same proven heatsink design and NF-A9x14 PWM fan, it stays true to the NH-L9a-AM5’s successful formula of fusing a height of only 37mm with strong performance and excellent quietness of operation, as well as 100% RAM and PCIe compatibility. At the same time, the chromax.black version with its black fan and black coated heatsink combines these assets with a sleek stealth look. Topped off with the renowned SecuFirm2 low-profile mounting system for AMD AM5, Noctua’s enthusiast-grade NT-H1 thermal compound and a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty, the NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black is a premium choice for customers who seek an ultra-compact heatsink that looks just as great as it cools.

New revision for AMD’s AM5 socket

Since the original NH-L9a coolers for AM3 and AM4 have received more than 100 awards and recommendations from international hardware websites and magazines, the new AM5 revision builds on the same proven heatsink design to provide excellent low-profile cooling performance for AMD’s latest Ryzen processors.

Award-winning NH-L9a cooler

Tens of thousands of enthusiast users all over the world swear by the NH-L9a’s quality and performance. Recommended by more than 100 international hardware websites and magazines, it is renowned as being one of the best low-profile coolers on the market.

chromax.black design

The NH-L9a-AM5 chromax.black is black from head to toe: Featuring a black coated heatsink, a black fan with black anti-vibration pads, black fan screws and black mounting parts, it’s right at home in all-black builds and easy to integrate with other colour schemes.

37mm low profile

Due to the slim 23mm heatsink and the NF-A9x14 low profile fan that measures only 14mm in thickness, the NH-L9 stands a mere 37mm tall, which makes it ideal for use in compact HTPCs or Small Form Factor cases that offer minimum clearance for CPU coolers.

100% RAM compatibility

The NH-L9a-AM5 has a compact footprint that fully complies with the socket keep-out zones specified by AMD. This means that neither the heatsink nor the fan overhang the RAM, so the cooler provides easy access to the slots and is fully compatible with tall memory modules.

100% compatibility with PCIe cards

Some AMD-based mini-ITX motherboards have the PCIe slot located close to the CPU socket zone. While larger coolers that exceed this zone may block the PCIe slot, the compact-sized NH-L9a-AM5 provides full compatibility with PCIe cards.

Easy access to near-socket connectors

Many low-profile coolers use larger fans or heatsinks in order to achieve sufficient performance, but by protruding over the socket zone, they make it difficult or even impossible to reach near-socket connectors on tightly packed ITX motherboards. Thanks to its compact footprint, the NH-L9a-AM5 provides easy access to all connectors and components.

NF-A9x14 PWM premium fan

The highly optimised, award-winning NF-A9x14 premium fan features Noctua’s proprietary AAO frame as well as sophisticated aerodynamic design measures. Supporting PWM for fully automatic speed control, the NF-A9x14 allows the NH-L9a to stay remarkably quiet.

Optional NA-FD1 fan duct

The optional NA-FD1 fan duct kit allows for bridging the gap between the cooler and perforated side panels of Small Form Factor cases. This enables the cooler to draw in fresh air from the outside through the perforated panel, which can, depending on the setup, improve CPU temperatures by as much as 5°C or more.

Low-Noise Adaptor

Allowing the maximum speed of the NF-A9x14 PWM fan to be reduced from 2500 to 1800rpm, the included Low-Noise Adaptor (LNA) makes it possible to achieve near-silent setups with suitable CPUs/APUs that only create smaller heat loads.

Custom-designed SecuFirm2 mounting for AM5

The NH-L9a-AM5 comes with a custom-designed SecuFirm2™ mounting system for AM5 (LGA1718). Allowing the heatsink to be fixed from the back of the motherboard through the holes of the stock backplate, it makes installation easier than ever, all while maintaining the trusted SecuFirm2 quality.

Optional SecuFirm2 mounting kit for AMD AM4

While the NH-L9a-AM5 includes mounting hardware for the latest AM5 socket, it can be retrofitted to AM4 motherboards using the optional NM-AM4-L9aL9i mounting kit, which can be ordered on Noctua’s website free of charge.

NT-H1 thermal compound

Noctua’s much-acclaimed NT-H1 is a pro-grade TIM solution that provides minimum thermal resistance, excellent ease of use and outstanding reliability. Chosen again and again by overclockers and enthusiast users worldwide, it has established itself as a benchmark for premium-quality thermal compounds.

Soldered interface between heatpipes and fins

With many heatsinks, the fins are press-fitted to the heatpipes. Due to the different thermal expansion coefficients of copper and aluminium, this fit can loosen over years of thermal cycling, which may lead to reduced performance. By contrast, the NH-L9a’s fins are soldered to the heatpipes in order to guarantee a superior thermal interface that doesn’t deteriorate even after many years of usage.

6-year manufacturer’s warranty

Noctua products are renowned for their impeccable quality and outstanding longevity. Like all Noctua fans, the supplied NF-A9x14 features an MTTF rating of more than 150.000 hours and the entire NH-L9a package comes with a full 6-year manufacturer’s warranty.

PLEASE NOTE - The NH-L9a is a highly compact, quiet low-profile cooler designed for use in small form factor cases and HTPC environments. While it provides first-rate performance in its class, it is not suitable for overclocking and or CPUs that create high heat loads. Please consult Noctua’s CPU compatibility list to find out whether the NH-L9a is recommended for your CPU/APU.

SpecificationsNH-L9a-AM5 ch.bk
Socket compatibilityAM5
Height (without fan)23 mm
Width (without fan)114 mm
Depth (without fan)92 mm
Height (with fan)37 mm
Width (with fan)114 mm
Depth (with fan)92 mm
Weight (without fan)390 g
Weight (with fan)465 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Maximum TDP95W *
Fan compatibility92x92x14mm or 92x92x25mm
AccessoriesNF-A9x14 PWM premium fan, Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.), NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound, SecuFirm2 AM5 mounting kit, Screws for 92x92x25mm fans and Noctua metal case-badge
FAN Specifications
Model NoctuaNF-A9x14 HS-PWM chromax.black
BearingsSSO2
Max. Rotational Speed(±10%) 2500 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A.(±10%) 1800 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed(PWM, ±20%) 600 RPM
Max. Airflow33.8 CFM
Max. Airflow with L.N.A.24.0 CFM
Max. Acoustical Noise23.6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.14.8 dB(A)
Noise level (min)10 dBA
Input Power2.52 W
Voltage Range12 V
MTTF
150,000 h
RGBNo
Warranty72 months
EAN barcode9010018000351
SpecificationsNH-L9a-AM5 ch.bk
Socket compatibilityAM5
Height (without fan)23 mm
Width (without fan)114 mm
Depth (without fan)92 mm
Height (with fan)37 mm
Width (with fan)114 mm
Depth (with fan)92 mm
Weight (without fan)390 g
Weight (with fan)465 g
MaterialCopper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Maximum TDP95W *
Fan compatibility92x92x14mm or 92x92x25mm
AccessoriesNF-A9x14 PWM premium fan, Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.), NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound, SecuFirm2 AM5 mounting kit, Screws for 92x92x25mm fans and Noctua metal case-badge
FAN Specifications
Model NoctuaNF-A9x14 HS-PWM chromax.black
BearingsSSO2
Max. Rotational Speed(±10%) 2500 RPM
Max. Rotational Speed with L.N.A.(±10%) 1800 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed(PWM, ±20%) 600 RPM
Max. Airflow33.8 CFM
Max. Airflow with L.N.A.24.0 CFM
Max. Acoustical Noise23.6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise with L.N.A.14.8 dB(A)
Noise level (min)10 dBA
Input Power2.52 W
Voltage Range12 V
MTTF
150,000 h
RGBNo
Warranty72 months
EAN barcode9010018000351

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