Noctua NH-L12S



Noctua is a company specialized in designing and producing of high-end coolers and fans for PC type systems. The company was founded in 2005 by Rascom Computerdistribution and Taiwanese company Kolink International. Today Noctua is present in more than 30 countries, being one of the most known manufacturers of cooling solutions.

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Packaging and accessories

The NH-L12S cooler is delivered in a cardboard box with the standard dimensions used by Noctua for other small form factor CPU coolers.
The front side of the packaging features an abstract image of the heatpipes used on the NH-L12S cooler. The complete model name of the cooler is printed on the upper side alongside the main features of the product.


The sides of the packaging list the full technical specifications of both the heatsink and the included fan. In addition, a monochrome diagram of the cooler is printed on the lower right corner, with the contents of the package listed next. The other side presents the main features of the cooler with monochrome diagrams and a brief description.


The back of the box has a in depth description of the cooler and its performance, printed in eight different languages.


The cooler and the accessories are protected by rigid bent cardboard plates. This type of interior packaging offers a good protection against impacts but little in terms of dampening.



The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User manual
– 1x Noctua Metal Case-Badge
– 1x NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
– 1x Low-Noise Adapter (L.N.A.)
– 1x Phillips Screw Driver
– 1x NM-IBP2 backplate
– 2x NM-IMB3 mounting bars (Intel)
– 2x NM-AMB10 mounting bars (AMD)
– 2x NM-AMB11 mounting bars (AMD)
– 4x NM-APS4 Plastic Spacers for AM4
– 4x NM-APS5 Plastic Spacers for AMD
– 4x NM-ALS1 Screws for AMD
– 4x NM-IBT2 Bolts
– 2x NM-IMB3 Mounting Bars
– 4x NM-ITS1 Thumbscrews
– 4x NM-IPS1 Spacers



Model: NH-L12S
Supported sockets:
Intel: Intel LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150
AMD: AMD AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required)
Materials: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Dimensions (without fans): (H)70mm x (W)128mm x (D)146mm
Heatpipes: 4x – Ø6 mm
Weight: 390g (without fan) or 520g (with Fan installed)
Model: Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM
Dimensions: 120x120x15 mm
Bearing type: SSO2
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 1850 RPM
Max. rotational speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 1400 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%): 450 RPM
Max. airflow: 94,2 m³/h
Max. airflow with L.N.A.: 70,8 m³/h
Max. acoustical noise: 23,9 dB(A)
Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.: 16,8 dB(A)
Connector: 4-Pin PWM
Input Power: 1,56 W
Voltage Range: 12 V
MTBF: > 150.000 h
Warranty: 6 Years


– NF-A12x15 slim 120mm premium fan
– 120x25mm fan support
– SecuFirm2™ mounting system
– NT-H1 thermal compound
– 6-year manufacturer’s warranty
– PWM support and Low-Noise Adapters
– Soldered interface between heatpipes and fins

1 thought on “Noctua NH-L12S”

  1. Just bought one of these after having a stock intel cooler that caused my cpu to overheat pushing around 90C to 100C and now with the noctua it doesn’t go any where above 45C max and that in its self is great this low profile cooler is worth every cent and by the way im not overclocking just some gaming and normal use recommend this model it’s well worth it.

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