Noctua send out word that owners of older Noctua CPU coolers will be able to obtain a LGA1155 mounting kit free of charge:
Noctua today announced that owners of older
Noctua CPU coolers who wish to upgrade to the upcoming LGA1155 socket
will be able to obtain the appropriate NM-I3 SecuFirm2™ mounting kit
free of charge. Recent models such as the NH-C14, NH-D14 or NH-U12P SE2
already include the NM-I3 mounting kit and are fully compatible with
LGA1155 out of the box.
"We're determined to provide the best possible support to our customers
and we've sent many thousands of NM-I3 mounting kits free of charge to
users who wanted to upgrade to LGA1156", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua
CEO. "With Sandy Bridge just around the corner, we're pleased to
announce that we'll extend this offer for LGA1155 users. Everyone owning
an older Noctua heatsink that doesn't support LGA 115x out of the box
will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!"
Due to the spacing of the mounting holes being identical on LGA1155 and
LGA1156, Noctua's NM-I3 SecuFirm2™ mounting kit for LGA1156 also
supports Intel's upcoming 'Sandy Bridge' platform. The following Noctua
coolers already include the NM-I3 SecuFirm2™ mounting system for LGA1156
and can thus be used on LGA1155 mainboards without any upgrades or
modifications: NH-C14, NH-D14, NH-C12P SE14, NH-U12P SE2, NH-U9B SE2.
Users of older Noctua models that don't include the SecuFirm2™ mounting
system for LGA1156/1155 can obtain the NM-I3 kit free of charge on
Noctua's website in order to make their heatsinks compatible with the
new socket. A proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the
invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and either a socket 1155 mainboard
or socket 1155 CPU are required. The NM-I3 mounting kit is compatible
with all Noctua retail coolers since 2005 and is also available in
stores at a low service charge.