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NOCTUA NH-L12S CPU Cooler Review

  1. About the Noctua NH-L12S CPU Cooler…
  2. CPU Cooler Design and Layout Impressions
  3. How its tested??
  4. Temperature Readouts and Observations
  5. Conclusion
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I am testing the Noctua NH-L12S CPU cooler at full fan speed. I have two fan orientation- the default where the fan is installed below the heatsink, blowing the air upwards blowing the air away from the motherboard and installing it on the top, blowing the air downwards towards the motherboard.

Base Clock Speed Testing

The top placement fan has a minor advantage for air cooling on the NH-L12S. Its also the likely fan setup you’ll use because of the clearance required for the memory heatspreaders.

Overclocked Testing

Considering the NH-L12S can accommodate a single 120 mm fan, the performance is comparable with the NH-U9S with a push-pull 92 mm setup.

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